If you’re active in the healthy foodie community on Instagram, chances are you’ve heard of Loni Jane. The plant-based lifestyle advocate, and mother of two, initially shot to fame on the social media site during her first pregnancy, where she followed a low-fat vegan lifestyle and gained prominence for eating as many as 20 bananas a day.
Today, she has authored two eBooks, maintains an Instagram account with over 400,000 followers, and runs a blog where she shares vibrant, simple recipes. Loni is staunchly against “quick fix” crash diets, instead promoting a holistic approach to wellness that incorporates self care, a stable diet, and an active lifestyle. Feeling inspired to kickstart your own healthy routine? Here are a few of our favorite recipes from her blog.
Strawberries and Cream Oats
Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? Loni’s nutritious take on a classic treat uses wholesome ingredients to create a dish that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth without sabotaging your commitment to healthy eating. Not only do oats fill you up, but they also come with amazing health benefits like lowering your cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease. The fresh fruit and yummy toppings in this dish add sweetness and are guaranteed to make your breakfast feel more gourmet.
Maple Toasted Rawnola
If you’re not feeling a hearty breakfast, try this raw granola. In addition to being vegan, it’s oil-free, refined sugar-free, fat-free, and only requires four ingredients. Whip up a big batch on the weekend to last you through the week or those busy mornings where you don’t have time to make a big meal.
Plus, the possibilities are endless: mix it into some yogurt, sprinkle it over your smoothie bowls, or eat it plain with your favorite type of milk. You can even top your ice cream with it for a healthy take on an ice cream sundae.
Plant-Based Mushroom and Leek Risotto
Risotto is the ultimate comfort food, and now you can eat bowlfuls of it without feeling guilty. Loni’s version calls for simple ingredients and plenty of fresh vegetables, and is perfectly filling without making you feel weighed down. Thanks to organic vegetable stock, you won’t miss the dairy traditionally used in risotto dishes as the finished product is every bit as creamy and flavorful.