5 Vegan Recipes That Can Make You Happier

If you are vegan or want to try some vegan food, here is a list of great vegan recipes that you can try cooking at home. There is an added bonus to this, the ingredients used to make these recipes are found to make you happy and boost your mood found from this article! Which recipe are you going to try first?

1. Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potato

Cinnamon Tumeric Sweet Potato | The Smile Blog |


The turmeric in this recipe contains curcumin, which enhances your mood and fights depression. Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin A and dietary fiber. Cinnamon has so many health benefits, but some of the greatest health benefits are improving the risk of heart disease, digestion, and diabetes. Check out the recipe here!

2. Dairy Free Breakfast Banana Splits

Dairy Free Vegan Breakfast Banana Split | The Smile Blog |

The banana in this recipe contain tryptophan, this helps to regulate your mood and has vitamin B folate. If you have a low level of this, it’s been linked to depression. The berries contain a chemical similar to valproic acid, which is a prescription mood-stabilizing drug. Find the recipe here.

3. Summer Glow Buddha Bowl

Summer Glow Buddha Bowl | The Smile Blog |

The spinach in this recipe is high in folic acid. Folic acid alleviates depression and reduces fatigue. Beets are extremely beneficial for your health, too. They contain manganese, which is good for your kidneys, liver, etc. Get the full recipe here.

4. Pesto Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes 

Pesto Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes | The Smile Blog |

The quinoa in this recipe has quercetin. quercetin has anti-depressant effects. We already know the health benefits of spinach, but did you know tomatoes improve your vision? To get the full recipe click here.

5. Mushroom and Cauliflower Vegan Shepherds Pie

Mushroom and cauliflower vegan shepherd's pie | The Smile Blog |

The mushrooms in this recipe are high in vitamin D. Vitamin D helps with depression. This recipe also contains carrots, which help maintain oral health!  Garlic can also battle the common cold, so this shepherds pie is not only yummy but is extremely healthy for you all around. The full recipe can be found here.

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