The Lowdown on Aquafaba

Chickpeas are amazing!  Blended into a creamy hummus or tossed into a vibrant salad, these little beans are a nutritious and versatile treat. But did you know that the liquid from a can of these beans can be transformed into airy meringues, delicate macarons, or gooey marshmallow fluff? This magic elixir is called aquafaba (aqua is Latin for water and faba is Latin for bean) and it’s incredible.  So stop pouring it down the drain!  Take a look at the recipes below and whip up something aquafabulous.


1. Lavender Macarons
Blissful Basil Lavendar Macarons

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Almost too beautiful to eat!  Each one is a perfect, perfumed bite. View full recipe.


2. Key Lime Pie Chia Pudding
Blissful Basil Chia Pudding

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Light, refreshing and sweet – this pudding is like summer in a jar. View full recipe.


3. Chocolate Marshmallow Fluff
Choc Covered Katie healthy-chocolate-marshmallow-fluff

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Slather this sweet spread over your favorite cakes or cookies (it’s so yummy, we’ll understand if you eat it right out of the bowl!). View full recipe.


4. Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie
Namely Marly Lemon_Meringue_Pie

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A classic with a cruelty-free twist!  Tart lemon custard pairs beautifully with sweet, billowy aquafaba meringue. View full recipe.


5. Raspberry Rose Macarons
Crazy Vegan Kitchen Raspberry-Rose-Vegan-Macarons-Using-Aquafaba-8

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A rose is a rose.  Except when it’s transformed into a beautiful, creamy macaron. View full recipe.


6. Mint Chocolate Chip Vegan Macarons
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Bite into one of these delicate morsels and discover a sweet surprise – a mint chocolate ganache center! View full recipe.


7. Homemade Vegan Marshmallows
Seitan is my Motor toasted-marshmallows

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These marshmallows would be great in s’mores, but they’re so light and delicious, you’ll want to eat them just as they are. View full recipe.


8. Vegan Salted Caramel Maple Meringues
Fragrant Vanilla Cake Caramel-Meringues-3

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Sweet and salty – the best of both worlds! View full recipe.


9. Vegan Matcha Raspberry Meringues
Fragrant Vanilla Cake Green-Tea-Raspberry-Meringues

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It’s Christmas in July!  Green tea and red raspberries make these a real treat. View full recipe.