The Real cohost Adrienne Bailon “officially” adopted a vegan diet in February, and now, the blogger behind All Things Adrienne is sharing her fave vegan recipes.
In the new video shared Tuesday to her YouTube page titled “Vegan Recipes That I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE,” Adrienne cooked her recipes and chatted about what her journey on a vegan diet has been like.
(Just a quick FYI: Adrienne has lost weight since starting the vegan diet in February, though it’s unclear how much. In a recent Instagram post, one commenter asked Adrienne if she’s losing weight. “Yes! Thank you for noticing,” she responded.)
“When I first went on this journey of a vegan plant-based diet, I knew that I didn’t want it just to be a diet. I wanted it to be a lifestyle,” she said. From there, Adrienne said she had to figure out what were the things she couldn’t live with out—and for breakfast, apparently that meant pancakes. Cue her whipping up a batch of her Apple Pie Pancakes, made with coconut flour batter and topped with fresh-baked apples.
Finally, for dinner, she creates a Sweet Potato Crust Pizza. “I was so heartbroken when I found out that cauliflower pizza crust that you buy frozen (from Trader Joe’s, for example), still has eggs and milk in it,” she said.
That led to her making her own crust at home. She boils sweet potatoes, mashes them, and adds coconut flour, oregano and basil. She tops her pizza with pesto, almond dip, vegan cheese, faux ground meat, arugula, onions, and peppers.
You can find Adrienne’s full recipes—complete with ingredients lists and directions, on her blog, All Things Adrienne, via Kin. “It is so worth it to actually create your own food at home,” she says. “You know exactly what’s going into your meals. I have been cooking a lot more since going vegan,” she says.
IDK about you, but these vegan recipes definitely sound like they’d satisfy even the committed meat eaters.