Three meals a day? Yeah, that’s cute. I’m an eat all day every day kind of girl. That means a lot of snacking and since we haven’t talked about food for a while, I thought I’d share my favorites as of late. These are quick, easy and include accessible ingredients. Oh, and of course they’re vegan and refined sugar free.
Nutty Cocoa Oatmeal Bites
approx. 1 dozen
Honestly, these are weird. I call them cookies, but they’re more like mushy-dense-baked oatmeal–things-that-seem-indulgent-but-won’t-kill-you. Yeah, good thing I didn’t call them that. These are great for when you want something a little bit chocolatey.
Preheat the oven to 350°F and mix:
- 2 mashed bananas
- 1 cup oats
- dash of cinnamon
- 2 spoonfuls carob powder
- 1-2 heaping spoonful cocoa powder
- 2 spoonfuls peanut butter or other nut butter
- 3/4 cup cashew milk
- walnuts or any other desired toppings
Spoon the mixture onto a cookie sheet and bake for 14 minutes. Bake longer for a firmer cookie. Serve immediately, cozy up and enjoy the warm cookie vibes.
These are nearly impossible to mess up, which is another reason to love them. I never measure when I make these and they always come out tasty. If you’re not into chocolate or peanut butter, I think the bananas and oat combination makes a great base for a lot of other flavors.
Creamy Citrus Green Smoothie
approx. 16 oz.
Though I’ve never been a huge citrus fan, lately I’ve been enjoying it. It gives a refreshing light taste to this thick and creamy smoothie. This is a great way to stay cool this summer while getting in some greens.
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 avocado
- large handful of spinach
- orange juice as needed
- 2 spoonfuls baobab powder
Baobab powder comes from the dried fruit, which is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. It has a light citrus flavor that makes it a perfect addition to this smoothie. I found this in my tiny hometown that doesn’t have a great health foods selection, so it shouldn’t be too hard to hunt down, but the smoothie won’t be greatly affected if you omit it.
Apples and Peanut Butter
I don’t think you need the recipe for this one. I just love cold tart apples and peanut butter and think everyone needs this snack in their life.
Carrot Ginger Lemon Juice
approx. 16 oz.
I always describe this juice as zingy. The ginger and lemon give it a little kick that boring carrot juice needs. Even people who aren’t into vegetable juices (or vegetables really, tbh) love this.
- 5 to 7 medium carrots
- 1 sweet apple
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 inch of ginger
Served over iced, this is my cure to a hot summer day. The lemon and ginger can be quite strong, but that’s my preference. If it’s not yours, simply add extra carrots for a more mild flavor. And yes, it really is bright orange!
That’s what I’ve been snacking on lately. I hope you found something new to try out. I’m a creature of habit in the kitchen, so please share your food favorites below!