10 Most Popular Recipes of 2015


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10 most popular recipes 2015

With only four more days left in 2015, I thought it would be fun to recap the most popular recipes of the year (based on the highest number of pageviews).

Now mind you, these recipes are ones posted from May through December 2015 – as I was still traveling through Australia, Thailand, Cambodia and Bali until late April. And I didn’t do much recipe development while I was traveling. I ate all things local! But those travels helped to inspire my upcoming ebook Roaming Free: A Whole Food Approach to Traveling the World Healthy, Happy and Gluten-Free (coming in January!).

I also thought it would be fun to mention a couple of other trends in the real food space I noticed in 2015. First, cassava flour made quite the entrance! I first stumbled on cassava flour in Bali (which I talk about here) and it’s since become a staple kitchen item. My post 5 Things You Need to Know About Cassava Flour was also the #1 most viewed post on my website in 2015 – by a landslide!

Another major trend has been matcha green tea everything (like this and this) – which prompted me to talk about all the health benefits of matcha green tea. So if you haven’t tried it, give it a go!

Here are the 10 most popular recipes on Downshiftology for 2015 (and it seems many of you have a bit of a sweet tooth!):

1. Salted Caramel Sauce (paleo, vegan, dairy-free)

salted caramel sauce (paleo, vegan, dairy-free)
2. Mango Smoothie Bowl

mango smoothie bowl
3. Raw Mixed Berry and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

raw mixed berry and vanilla bean cheesecake
4. Cassava Flour Tortillas

cassava flour tortillas
5. Post Workout Green Smoothie

post workout green smoothie
6. Sweet Potato “Toast” with Avocado, Cucumber, Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg

sweet potato toast with avocado, cucumber, smoked salmon and poached egg-4
7. Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Hazelnuts and Sea Salt

Chocolate avocado pudding with hazelnuts and sea salt. The most delicious fast and healthy dessert! Dairy-free, vegan and paleo.
8. Matcha Pistachio Bliss Balls

matcha pistachio bliss balls
9. Molten Chocolate Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream and Pistachios

Molten Chocolate Cake (gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free). www.downshiftology.com
10. Blueberry Chia Pudding with Figs, Hazelnuts and Maple Syrup

blueberry chia pudding with figs, hazlenuts and maple syrup

Do you have a favorite Downshiftology recipe from 2015? What do you think is going to be a popular trend in 2016? Share in the comments below!

About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. AMAZING! I only came across your blog today, and after seeing this roundup I am in love! I can’t wait to give ALL these recipes a try!

  2. Definitely an amazing 2015 recipe roundup! Another Downshiftology recipe that I would add to the list is your recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream. Divine! A popular trend for 2016… I’m hoping for macadamia nuts (I still think they’re super underrated! Happy that you use them in your recipes, like the Muesli one – another excellent recipe I would add to your list! Haha).

    Wishing you an early happy new year!

    1. Both my salted caramel apple pie ice cream and my roasted cherry cardamom ice cream were in the top 15! And I totally agree on macadamia nuts. I’ll definitely have more recipes with macadamia nuts in 2016! Happy almost 2016 to you Liz! :) x