4 Snack Recipes

Hello peeps,

I am about to go to the gym and tonight I have work, so in the meantime, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite snacks which are quick to prepare, vegan and give big flavour results. I must admit I have a big sweet tooth and try and fix this with fruit (lol) which doesn’t always work so I will make a sweet snack instead. I have tried to keep all snacks under 20 minutes.

I feel like lots of people think healthy snacks are limited to hummus and crackers, trail mix, popcorn, or rice cakes but this really isn’t the case, and I hope this post shows this, also as always I am no chef, or nutritionist just a girl who loves snacks. * Photos my own or via Google. I will be posting regular recipes so please keep an eye out if you enjoyed this post or any of my other foodie posts. ❤️

Roasted Chickpeas 

I try really hard to avoid salt and vinegar chips which I love and this is a bit like them (you cant make those kinds of flavours without tonnes of salt and fat). These are crunchy and delicious if you are a fellow hummus fan.

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 180 degrees, and drain plus rinse your chickpeas, then in a large bowl coat the chickpeas evenly in the vinegar, oil, and salt, roast for half an hour, turning once, and you have yourself a great high protein snack. You could also double, or triple this recipe to last over the week.

Pistachio and Coconut Granola 

Oh gosh, I love museli /granola /cereal and this is so good to snack on even without almond milk. I buy the pistachios ready roasted from a nut store ( I feel weird saying nut store but there you go).

  • 1 cup roasted unsalted shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, to taste

Preheat an oven for 180, and line a thin baking tray with greaseproof paper, then in a big bowl mix together the dry ingredients first, before adding in the wet ingredients, make sure all ingredients are coated in the syrup and oil.  Spread the granola across the baking tray, cooking for 8-10 minutes until each bit is golden and your house smells like a cereal factory (yay).  I like to turn the museli halfway but this isn’t essential if you are having a busy day.

Hot Banana Bites

These are best eaten straight away, and also make a wonderful dessert if you top with raisins and coconut cream.

  • 1 large banana
  • Pumpkin Spice mix
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

Chop the banana into thin slices, then in a small bowl, coat in the spice mix, syrup, and oil and fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the bananas go gooey and soft.

Almond Smoothie 

I love almonds, and this smoothie is kind of like eating a jar of almond butter without making you feel totally sick and gross. I like a thicker smoothie but if you prefer a thinner one, add in another half a cup of almond milk.

  • 4 teaspoons almond butter
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of real vanilla essence
  • 4 ice cubes

After removing the green bits from the strawberries, blend all ingredients until everything is super smooth. Top with extra strawberries, and ice cubes.

Happy Snacking lovelies.

 

 

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