12 Snacks For Clean Plant-Based Protein

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As a Nutrition and Wellness Coach, I advocate three main meals and two snacks each day in order to stabilize blood sugar levels and boost metabolism. Snacks should always contain protein. When you’re hungry or craving sweets it is actually your body asking for fuel. Protein is our body’s fuel so when you get the 3pm sweet craving, eat some good quality protein.

Today I’m sharing my top 13 snacks for plant-based protein:

1. Chocolate Thickshake

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 serving protein powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Preparation

Blend all ingredients until smooth, thick and creamy.

2. Vanilla Chia Pudding

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond milk + stevia to taste

Preparation

Mix all ingredients and leave to sit for 5 minutes until the chia seeds have soaked up all the liquid.

3. Berry Ice-cream

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • ¼ cup frozen berries
  • 1 serving protein powder
  • ¼ cup coconut cream

Preparation

Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

4. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

Makes 12 bites

Ingredients

  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • a pinch of vanilla powder

Preparation

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Roll into balls and store in the fridge.

5. Goji + Pepita Bark

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup coconut yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs

Preparation

Pour yogurt into a 5×7 inch container or tray. Sprinkle with pepitas, goji berries and cacao nibs. Set in the freezer until solid. Once frozen, break or cut into pieces and enjoy.

6. Homemade Trail Mix

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup puffed quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 1 tablespoon buckwheat
  • 1 tablespoon pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup finely chopped brazil nuts and
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation

Mix together until well combined.

7. Real Hummus

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • 1 small can of chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • salt + pepper to taste

Preparation

Combine all ingredient in food processor. Process until well combined and smooth. Serve with carrot sticks or a brown rice cake.

8. Peppermint Protein Balls

Makes 12 balls

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk
  • 3 tablespoons LSA (linseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds)
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons cacao
  • 2 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix with your hands until well combined. Roll into balls.

9. Cinnamon Bircher Muesli

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup gluten free oats
  • ½ tablespoon sultanas
  • ½ tablespoon goji berries
  • ½ tablespoon pepitas
  • ½ tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ green apple, grated

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Store in the fridge overnight or until the oats, seeds and fruit have soaked up most of the liquid. You may wish to stir this mixture occasionally.

10. Minty Fresh Green Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1 serving natural protein powder
  • 3 stalks kale
  • 1 green apple
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 2 fresh dates, pitted

Preparation

Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth.

11. Papaya Boat

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • half a papaya
  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mixed nuts
  • 1 tablespoon fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoons goji berries

Preparation

Fill the papaya with the yogurt and add the toppings to your liking.

12. Ice Pop

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut yogurt
  • ¼ cup frozen berries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Preparation

Mix ingredients until combined, pour mixture into icy pole mold and freeze until set.

Source: www.mindbodygree.com
By: Emily Holmes

2016-01-26T14:08:57+00:00

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