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Healthy Vegan Recipes from Gwyneth Paltrow’s Cookbook

Healthy Vegan Recipes from Gwyneth Paltrow's Cookbook
American actress and businesswoman Gwyneth Paltrow follows a clean diet, which traditionally refers to eating simple, whole foods without artificial ingredients. She has also documented her eating and cooking experiences in several cookbooks, the latest being ‘The Clean Plate’. In the book, Paltrow, who is also the founder of Goop, a wellness and lifestyle brand and company, lists some of her most healthy and delicious recipes. However, in this article, we’ll look at 3 vegan recipes she shared in her cookbook.

Black rice pudding with coconut milk and mango

According to Paltrow, this recipe is “packed with iron, vitamin E, and antioxidants” — a nutritional powerhouse that “just happens to be delicious.”


Ingredients:

½ cup black rice

2 cups of water

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk

1 date, pitted and diced

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

½ mango, peeled and sliced

How to prepare:

Step 1: In a small saucepan, combine the rice, water, cup of coconut milk, dates and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 45 minutes, stirring halfway through to make sure rice doesn’t stick.

Step 2: Divide the rice pudding between two bowls and pour 1 tablespoon of coconut milk over it.

Step 3: Top with the mango and serve.

Apricot, cashew and coconut truffles

“These fruity, tropical bites are made for an afternoon treat; they’re also great to pack into the kids’ lunches. Treats all around!” says Paltrow.


Ingredients:

½ cup dried apricots

½ cup raw cashews

½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Zest of 1 lime

A pinch of flaky sea salt

1 tablespoon of water


How to prepare:

Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture is smooth and forms a ball around the processor blade (this may take a while).

Step 2: With wet hands, roll the mixture into 12 tablespoon balls and place on a plate as you work.

Step 3: Let it set in the fridge until ready to eat.

Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie

According to the actor, “With antioxidant-rich blueberries and protein-rich almond butter, this smoothie is one I often throw together after a workout. Buy organic wild blueberries, if you can find them.”


Ingredients:

½ cup frozen blueberries

½ cup frozen cauliflower

1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter

¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

1 date, pitted and roughly chopped

Juice of ½ lime


How to prepare:

To prepare this easy-to-make smoothie, all you need to do is combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.