Vitamin B-12 is an important part of any diet, period. It helps maintain energy levels, cognitive function, and much more. It’s an essential vitamin for our bodies. It’s usually available as a supplement, and we have a whole article about B-12 Supplements. Plant-based foods have more recently taken a giant leap in incorporating this important vitamin. Many foods available on the market are now fortified with vitamin B-12 to not only provide what we need, but still stay happy, healthy, and cruelty-free. Of course, there are products that are readily available on the market, and we have a list of that here; 14 Vegan Food and Drinks Fortified With B-12.
We went through the Food Monster App and found 10 recipes that use ingredients that are fortified with B-12!
1. Breakfast Sandwich With Tempeh Bacon
A delicious Tempeh Bacon Breakfast Sandwich loaded with all the goods: creamy avocado, almond butter, sautéed kale and tempeh bacon, served on a perfectly toasted English muffin.
2. Tempeh and Spelt Bowl
This Tempeh and Spelt Bowl is all things delicious: roasted root vegetables, earthy grains, maple dressing, and tempeh infused with apple cider and Dijon mustard. Using cider as a marinade is both a seasonal touch and a great way to add sweetness to the tempeh without making it overly syrupy. As for the root vegetables, use a mixture of whichever types you like: parsnips, carrots, beets, rutabagas, onion, sweet potatoes, or celery root. Winter squashes, such as butternut or kabocha, also work well here.
3. Coconut Spirulina Superfood Smoothie
This Creamy Coconut Spirulina Superfood Smoothie recipe is an easy way to boost energy and protein intake with real food. No protein powder needed. A “balanced” creamy Superfood smoothie with coconut milk, spirulina, fruit, avocado, ginger root, and a pinch antioxidant-rich spices! Paleo and vegan-friendly for all.
4. Raw Sprouted Buckwheat Bars
The health benefits of buckwheat consumption include improving blood flow, lowering blood pressure and diabetes, and the prevention of gallstones, heart disease, heart failure and breast cancer among others. The nutritional content is impressive. Often, it’s fortified with B-12. Check out these Raw Sprouted Buckwheat Bars!
5. Peanut Butter and Marmite Rolls
These Marmite Peanut Butter Rolls are the cinnamon roll’s savory cousin from down under. The fluffy light dough is filled with peanut butter and tangy marmite and then baked. They make a great breakfast or a quick snack you can grab while you’re on the go.
6. Pulled Soya Lasagna
The secret ingredient that makes the texture of the Hearty Lasagna filling heavenly is pulled soya. Soya is a great source of B-12, too!
7. ‘Just Like Boxed’ Mac and Cheese
Thinking about your beloved boxed mac and cheese and really missing it? Have no fear, this Mac and Cheese recipe has got you covered! Normally homemade mac and cheese is pretty much all sorts of unhealthy melted cheeses thrown together with white pasta, butter, and cream. Believe it or not, this recipe for vegan ‘just like boxed’ mac and cheese is pretty damn near close to the real unhealthy deal, but healthy! Don’t be intimidated by coconut milk. It does not taste like coconuts.
8. Vegan Bangers and Mash
While reaching for a package of plant-based sausage is easy enough, making this Vegan Bangers and Mash yourself is great! Yes, they require some effort, however, the result is highly rewarding. You’ll just need to let them sit overnight in the fridge so plan accordingly. You can make different sizes for hot dogs or breakfast sausages. Shape them longer and skinnier for hotdogs and grill or pan-fry them in BBQ sauce. For breakfast sausages, make small patties or smaller sausage links and panfry them in a light coating of maple syrup.
9. Cheezy Spiced Kale Chips
This recipe is for Raw Cheezy Kale Chips, using a dehydrator. However, if you do not have a dehydrator there are easy steps to make them in your oven. These chips are so much cheaper than the store-bought version! Make these at home for a cheezy, crispy treat!
10. Cheesy Chia Seed Soup
This Cheesy Chia Seed Soup is good for your mind and your body. Warm, flavorful organic broth, hearty chia seeds with their good fats, fiber and micronutrients, and nutritional yeast with its signature cheesy flavor, packed with b-vitamins is a satisfying breakfast, quick lunch or warm, light dinner. Great lunch if you’re on the go!
For more delicious and healthy recipes, check out our recipes for high protein! With the Food Monster App, you can take these recipes on the go with you. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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