Look, I'm not ashamed: I'm a romantic. So much so, in fact, that last year, I wooed my sweetheart for our anniversary (which also happens to fall right around Valentine's Day). My guy usually does most of the cooking (I'm the baker), but I think that this Valentine's Day I might just have to flip the script again and treat him to a full day of being cooked and baked for. I've been scouring the internet for vegan Valentine's Day recipe ideas, and the internet certainly didn't disappoint.
While it might be a little cheesy, I say, if you're going celebrate Valentine's Day — really go for it. You might as well make pink, red, and chocolate-themed vegan Valentine's Day recipes, because when else do you have an excuse to eat red, pink, and chocolate stuff all day? (Not that you need one.) Below, I've picked Valentine's Day vegan drink, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert ideas that should satisfy a range of different tastes.
Of course, as is my preference, there is a heavy focus on dessert here. I mean, let's be real — the best part of Valentine's Day is really all about the chocolate. Oh, and if you find yourself single AF, might I suggest you make these for your Galentine's Day friends — or, even better — all for yourself? It's the love affair that matters most, after all.
Pink Lover's Juice
Whether you have a juicer or not, this Minimalist Baker recipe has you covered. Everyone knows making juice is kind of a labor of love, so why not surprise your sweetheart in the morning with this hot pink number?
Banana Nut Muffins For Two
Daw. So cute! You can make this recipe by Minimalist Baker for your sweetie or best friend (or eat the two muffins by yourself in protest of the entire concept of anything being 'for two'). It's multi-purpose!
Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats
Make this Daiya recipe the night ahead and you can surprise your sweetheart with an appropriately-pink and mess-free breakfast in bed.
I love cornmeal, and these Minimalist Baker pancakes are basically the equivalent of eating delicious, warm cornbread for breakfast. Top with cranberries for some red flare, and serve up some pancakes in bed. I'm making these as much for him as for me.
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
I love recipes that couldn't be easier — but look like a real treat. Take this idea from Chocolate Covered Katie and serve up a special skewer of fruit for breakfast.
Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie
This Daiya recipe makes the cut for being not only delicious but also combing the red and chocolate themes of the day.
Cranberry Pecan Provolone Sandwich
For lunch, might as well keep with the theme and make this sexy grilled vegan cheese sandwich by Daiya.
How pretty is this Vegan Richa recipe? Like having pancakes for lunch, beets give this classic dish its pink hue.
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
Who needs a traditional red sauce when you can make a creamy red pepper sauce? This Minimalist Baker is drool-worthy (just like you).
Thai Red Curry
It might look more yellow than red, but it's a red curry! This Cookie And Kate recipe is a doable way to cook up a big batch of love for dinner or lunch.
Fusilli Pesto With Broccoli & Radishes
To me, nothing says love like someone making me pesto. Sure, it gives you both garlic breath — but it gives you both garlic breath together. This Vegan Richa recipe is simple and adds some obligatory red flare.
It wouldn't be V-Day without some drinks, and this Minimalist Baker looks beautiful (made virgin or not).
Raw Strawberry Milkshake Fudge
OK, onto what really matters: dessert. If you're into being real cute, these raw truffles by Wallflower Kitchen are almost too adorable. Just embrace it.
This Valentine's Day classic is really practically a health food, because it's made with silken tofu, one of many secret weapons of vegan bakers. Get the easy recipe at Connoisseurus Veg.
This Daiya recipe is super easy — so feed each other some strawberries and be all gross about it. You might as well!
How cool is this? This Daiya fruit pizza is going to be fun to decorate — use pink and red fruits only and you've got yourself one adorable Valentine's Day dessert.
Easy Chocolate Truffles
Everyone loves some chocolate truffles on Valentine's Day, and this Minimalist Baker is a deceptively easy way to make anyone feel special (including yourself).
Gluten-Free Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies
This recipe by The Pretty Bee is adorable and perfect for the g-free person in your life.
Cheesecake-Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes
It's chocolate and red! These cupcakes by Connoisseurus Veg are definitely in keeping with the themes of the day.
Chocolate Lava Cakes
Another classic romantic dessert, these Minimalist Baker lava cakes are totally possible to make on your own, and look downright sexy.
Mint Chocolate Fudge Pie
Chocolate Covered Katie promises that this is for serious fudge lovers only, and it looks just dense enough to pass the Valentine's Day chocolate-addict test to me.
Frozen Blended White Russian
This frozen White Russian by Minimalist Baker will help keep you both awake and feeling sexy. While it's rich, no dairy means less bloating, so you shouldn't feel overly-stuffed after finishing it.
Gluten-Free Linzer Cookies
While Linzer cookies take some skill to make, this recipe by The Pretty Bee looks worth trying out.
Strawberry Rum Coladas
If you'd rather drink your dessert and pretend winter is over, this Daiya cocktail is your jam.
Creamy Dulce De Leche Pops
For your dulce de leche, these Minimalist Baker popsicles are the perfect present for caramel-lovers (and will probably look sexy to eat, too ... sorry, dirty mind).
Vegan Mayan Drinking Chocolate
For only the most serious chocolate-lovers, this Minimalist Baker drinking chocolate will warm you both up and get the dopamine flowing. (You could probably also easily add booze to it.)
Chocolate Chunk Cookies For Two
If you want something to dip in your drinking chocolate, this Vegan Richa recipe for two ensures you won't have to share (or keep too many leftovers in the house, if that bugs one of you).
Fudgy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake
I had to include my favorite easy Minimalist Baker recipe for chocolate cake! This one wins every time, especially combined with the coconut creme she suggests in the recipe. Decorate it with raspberries and you've got a healthy-but-decadent dessert.
Easy Traditional Red Sangria
Instead of the classic bottle of red wine, why not pretend you're on vacation and put out a pitcher of this sangria by Minimalist Baker?
Peanut Butter Balls
These little peanut butter ball truffles by Oh She Glows give the invaluable gift of opening up an entire treasure trove of "putting balls in your mouth" jokes. And isn't that really what Valentine's Day is really all about?