A full day of eating delicious and satiating vegan Candida cleanse recipes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts. Every recipe is easy to make and suitable for batch cooking.
I suggest browsing my Candida diet recipes category for even more ideas on Candida cleanse recipes. It’s noteworthy that most recipes are adjustable for cleanse if not so originally. Simply look for tips on recipe card or below.
Principals of Vegan Candida Cleanse Recipes
In a nutshell, Candida cleanse diet excludes all refined and processed foods such as sugar, white flour and products made using those substances. In addition, one should avoid sweet fruits, dried fruits, grains containing gluten, and starchy veggies. Also, alcohol consumption should be eliminated and coffee intake minimized.
Evidently diet alone will not help most people. Therefore, supplements must be considered, stress levels and sleep pattern looked after as well as mindfulness practiced.
You can get all the details and a full 1-week meal plan for both cleanse and reintroduction phase from my Ultimate Bundle: Vegan Candida Diet Meal Plan.
The value of my Candida meal plan lies in tailored balanced meals that don’t exceed the recommended glycemic load while covering the RDA-s for all micronutrients. Furthermore, I don’t merely provide recipes, but also give you a step-by-step guide to compile balanced meals according to your preferences and produce availability.
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A Full Day of Eating Vegan Candida Cleanse Recipes
I’ll show you how yummy and satiating Candida cleanse recipes can be. Just to note – my own cleanse back in 2016 was more rigid – I excluded even applesauce, berries, all legumes, mushrooms and even matcha. However, I’ve learned a great deal since then and now know that this is not necessary in most cases.
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In fact, you will see me using some applesauce, wild blueberries and mushrooms in this Candida cleanse recipe round-up. Bear in mind that the applesauce absolutely needs to be unsweetened (without any additives), and preferably made of green apples.
In any event, should your case be very severe, it’d be better to leave out the apples and berries altogether at least for a few weeks. Furthermore, the majority will do just fine with adding lentils and mung beans already from the start of the cleanse, especially sprouted.
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Let’s start with what to eat in a day on vegan Candida cleanse diet. Furthermore, for inspiration, I will give you some extra ideas for snacks and desserts.
Let’s start with breakfast. Since I simply love my low-glycemic porridges, I chose this cauliflower oatmeal for today’s round-up.
This vegan cauliflower oatmeal is a perfect vegan Candida cleanse recipe that won’t make your blood sugar spike.
Definitely go to post Low Carb Vegan Breakfast Porridge Guide to learn the principals of cooking a balanced and delicious low glycemic porridge.
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The key to beating Candida overgrowth is eating plenty of low glycemic and fibre rich hence satiating foods. This is why in this lunch bowl I combined 2 cups of shredded Romaine lettuce and about 50 grams each of raw red cabbage and carrot. The latter is something that most people can have also on cleanse, but you have to listen to your body and leave it out in case your symptoms do not abate.
For protein I decided to have ¼ cup of cooked quinoa and about 100 grams of cooked edamame beans.
Next, I added ¼ of avocado for healthy monounsaturated fats sprinkled with some lemon juice and black sesame seeds.
Then I whipped up a really simple and quick dressing by mixing together plain soy yogurt, miso paste, Indian spice mix, garlic powder and lemon juice. You can use any plain plant yogurt instead of soy. Simply sprinkle it on your bowl and eat it neatly as it is or mix everything together to enhance flavours.
My tip is to cook everything in batches, so it will be even quicker to compile your bowl in the evening or even the next day. In addition, you can also grate raw veggies in bigger quantities and store in sealed containers in the fridge.
Since I used only raw veggies in my lunch bowl, the dinner will be centred around cooked greens.
Therefore I added steamed kale, broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, cooked black rice, raw bell pepper into my Candida cleanse dinner bowl. For appropriate cooking times read my post How to Cook Vegetables to Retain Nutrients.
My daily iodine intake comes in the form of soaked wakame seaweed. And for the dressing I’m combining soy yogurt and tomato paste. You might add some miso or tamari, pepper and spices of choice, but I like it also plain as that. I need to note that I added such a small amount of rice because my dessert will be grain-based (raw buckwheat ricotta).
Vegan Candida Cleanse Snacks and Desserts
See how many wonderfully delicious snacks and desserts you can have while eating vegan Candida cleanse recipes.
I stuck snacks and desserts under one category because all recipes are interchangeable, i.e. you can have them as either snacks or desserts.
Raw Buckwheat Ricotta
I used sprouted buckwheat for maximum benefits, but you can limit it to soaking. However, sprouting diminishes the glycemic load of grains and legumes as well as makes them easier to digest. Learn to sprout buckwheat.
Next ingredient is plain oat yogurt, and then wild blueberries. Then I use an immersion blender to process everything.
Make sure you indeed use wild blueberries as the garden variety have much higher glycemic load and tend not to be suitable on Candida cleanse diet. Add any suitable low glycemic sweetener if necessary. I usually go for mesquite powder or lucuma powder. Sometimes I instead opt for erythritol or a few drops of stevia.
Now, if you have a severe case of Candida overgrowth and even berries are out of the question, simply leave them out. Alternatively, make a chocolaty version with carob powder. It’s really so delicious and satiating dessert or even snack!
Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes
Those light and fluffy vegan oatmeal pancakes excel in simplicity as well as delightful taste. They are perfect blender pancakes for those lazy and mindful weekend/day mornings.
According to my hubby those pancakes come very close to the traditional Russian buttermilk pancakes. Furthermore, when I asked my kid how he’d describe those oat pancakes, his quick and short answer was, “Super-duper!”
Those are honestly my all-time favourite oatmeal pancakes, which go so well with applesauce, plant yogurt, my healthy chocolate sauce or nut butter and of course my matcha latte. By the way, leave at least an hour between meals and matcha if you have issues with iron absorption.
To be honest, I also like those pancakes plain. They make either a good brekkie or a snack. Another Candida cleanse friendly pancake recipe that I love is my chocolaty buckwheat sourdough pancakes. Again, both of those Candida cleanse recipes are great for batch cooking and therefore making your life easier.
Savoury Sorghum Muffins
Those sorghum muffins are so good that I’ve been eating at least one daily since I created the recipe in January – so that’s that! Like the pancakes also those muffins fall into both breakfast and snack category. In addition, you could even eat one with your lunch or dinner. And once more, they make an excellent batch cooking item to add to your repertoire.
Sprouted Buckwheat Crackers
Another grainy/bready snack would be those sprouted buckwheat crackers. If sprouting sounds intimidating, soaking will do. However, I really suggest trying it out – it doesn’t require any special equipment or skills.
Have them plain or with plant yogurt or nut butter. It’s not too hard to make your own almond butter as it can be quite pricey if store bought.
Raw Veggies and Nuts/Seeds
For some light snacking, choose raw non starchy veggies like cucumber, cauliflower, bell peppers, turnip, tomatoes, kohlrabi, celery, carrots and some sprouts. If you need to dip them into something go for plain plant yogurt or nut butter or even the salad dressings, I made for lunch and dinner bowls.
Nibble on raw nuts and seeds like hazelnuts and almonds, Brazil nuts for daily selenium, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts. It’s advisable to soak them first and then freeze or dehydrate and store in the fridge.
Gingerbread Flavoured Bliss Balls
Should you be fond of a heartier snack that also qualifies as a dessert, I’d suggest those quick and easy gingerbread flavoured vegan energy balls. I especially suggest those bliss balls for Candida cleanse because all the spices in gingerbread spice mix have anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Those energy balls are perfect as a healthy snack when you need a pick-me-up in the afternoon. You only need a food processor or a large bowl, a spoon and 25 minutes of your time. In order to change this into a 100% candida cleanse recipe, make sure to sub carob for cacao and add less sweetener as carob is so sweet per se.
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Carob Chips
Another chocolaty Candida cleanse treat would be those chocolate chip cookies with homemade carob chips.
My vegan paleo chocolate chip cookies without cocoa make a delicious paleo dessert, breakfast or snack to everyone looking for grain-free baked goods. This great recipe proves that it’s possible to enjoy chocolaty treats even when intolerant to cacao or on Candida cleanse.
Finally, I hope you got inspired by my vegan Candida cleanse recipes and feel less intimidated to kick-start your health!
Definitely don’t forget to download my free Guide to Candida Overgrowth: Symptoms, Causes, Testing, and Treatment.