I’m a creature of habit and when it comes to food, there are certain things I eat ALL the time. This list of vegan hack snacks is the bread and butter of my existence!! In fact, these vegan hack snacks are so unassuming, I had to think twice about adding them to the blog – you know – revealing my most intimate eating habits??? Anyway, here they are, the quick “fast” snacks I eat so often, I barely notice.
Vegan Hack Snacks
My favorite vegan hack snack is sliced carrots with creamy avocado dip. This is my go to snack when I want something crunchy and filling. I love the combination of carrots and this is a much healthier way to enjoy guacamole rather than eat a bag of tortilla chips.
To Prepare: Wash and slice 3-4 (preferably organic) carrots on a diagonal so they resemble mini spoons. Half an avocado and remove the pit. Place the “meat” in a bowl and mash it well with a spoon until smooth and creamy. Mix in freshly ground salt and pepper.
Notes: I buy the teeny tiny avocados from Trader Joes because I find they ripen more evenly. You can also use baby carrots but the slanting carrot slices make better scoops.
My absolute favorite hack hot protein drink. I am 100% addicted to this hot, cozy beverage. I don’t drink coffee and enjoy a hot beverage that warms me up. This faux hot chocolate or Chai has added protein for a boost. It’s sweet and creamy and can be easily adapted to suit your needs.
To Prepare: Heat 1 1/2 cups of non-dairy milk in a small sauce pan over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon protein powder , 2 teaspoons of raw sugar and spices (see below) and whisk until well blended. I let the milk boil up a bit so it froths and rises but watch closely because the milk will froth over and make a huge mess. Pour into your favorite mug.
Notes: I use Calafia Farms carrageenan free, no sugar added almond milk or organic soy milk and Sun Warrior protein powder.
|Protein Hot Carob Chocolate
2 teaspoons raw sugar
1 teaspoon protein powder (Sun Warrior)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 teaspoon carob (or cocoa) powder
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
|Protein Spiced Chai
2 teaspoons raw sugar
1 teaspoon protein powder
1-2 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, cayenne
My favorite raw hack snack. I LOVE crunching on sliced raw red peppers. I serve them as a snack while working on the computer or preparing dinner. Red peppers are great for your skin and eyes. They contain more vitamin C than oranges. People overlook eating raw vegetables because they are so simple but they are incredibly delicious and satisfying. Even my husband gobbles this down.
Notes: I also love chopped organic celery, sugar snap peas (cut ends and peel out cord), or baby tomatoes.
My favorite breakfast hack. This is my “go to breakfast, snack, and dessert. I love it. Some time ago I read about how good ground flax is for vegans and vegetarians because it delivers the omega 3s. Which are especially good for hormonal issues. So, I came up with this way, to get ground flax into my diet every day.
To Prepare: Cut your favorite fruit into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with golden ground flax, my 3 seed mix (equal parts raw sunflower, pumpkin and chia) and raw nuts either almonds, Brazil nuts, or cashews.
Notes: My favorite fruits to use are apples, pears, mangoes (which can help with sleep so they are good to eat before bed) or any kind of berry. I store ground flax and nuts in the fridge to prevent rancidity and I think they they taste better cold.
My favorite hydrating hack. If I lived in South East Asia I’d drink fresh coconut water every day. It’s extremely nourishing and I love it. Unfortunately, Southern California mostly sells boxed coconut water which I still drink because it quenches my thirst. People say that the best hydration is plain water but after a sweaty yoga practice or long run, I feel electrolytes help with my recovery. So I mix coconut water with plain water and find I can drink a lot more then just straight water.
Sadly, finding good coconut water from a box, is NOT easy. Read this informative article on how to choose healthy coconut water.
To Prepare: Fill your favorite water bottle with ¼ -1/2 organic, not from concentrate, pure coconut water and the rest with fresh water.
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