88 posts tagged snack
Breakfast - 2 slices of homemade banana oat bread (gf & vegan) with apple slices and cinnamon.
Healthy banana bread with dark chocolate chips and sunflower seeds, pre and post baking. (Vegan, GF, all natural sugars.)
This turned out really well! And for once no fancy gluten free flours were required - it’s simply ground up oats. There’s also only 1 tbsp of coconut oil; any other fat comes from almond butter. Normally I would say what I would change next time but I love this recipe just as it is! The recipe can be found here. :)
Strawberry, frozen banana, cucumber, oats, cinnamon, agave and unsweetened almond milk smoothie topped with apple and maple granola.
We’re all out of kale, so no green smoothie today! I can’t believe it’s still so hot, I thought I’d be bored of smoothies by now and would be craving oatmeal, but I don’t want anything hot coming near me. -_-
Kale, frozen banana, pineapple and kiwi, unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, flaxseed and organic almond butter smoothie topped with coconut and served with a pretentious side strawberry.
This mix was… not my favourite! The almond butter took away all sweetness. I thought it would make it more ‘tropical’ but nope. Bleh. I gulped this all down, nonetheless! Goodness is goodness, even if it’s not the most palatable of things.
I know tomorrow in Sunday - which means a day off the green smoothie wagon - but I haven’t been sticking to the exercise like I said I would, so no breakfast treat for me tomorrow. I’ll try and make a really nice kale monster instead. :)
Breakfast - Hulk smoothie! Aka curly kale, frozen banana, strawberries and raspberries, flaxseed, cinnamon and unsweetened almond milk. Topped with apple and honey oatbran granola. And decorative, poncy strawberry.
This didn’t taste of kale, huzzah! So many blogs say they can’t taste it, but I never believed them because kale is ~such a strong taste. There’s one large handful in here, so about a heaping cup. The after taste is a little ‘green’, but it’s not unpleasant! It was definitely palatable, so that’s good. The whole smoothie is a little under a pint - it’s three hours later and I’m still not hungry! :)
I think I’ll go with my fave green combo tomorrow - frozen banana, pb, cinnamon and flaxseed. Oh, and of course kale. Can’t forget that kale.
Treated myself to a Graze box - I got a deal of 3 boxes for half price, so I’m utilizing that offer! :D
- Little Figgy Went To Market - dried apple, cranberries and diced figs rolled in rice flour;
- Healthy popping corn (slightly sweet);
- Brilliant Black Forest with Cherry Compote;
- El Picante - Paprika Baguettes, Spiced Chilli Peanuts and Jumbo Corn.
Soy milk hot chocolate and popcorn from Cafe Nero! :)
I need to get an air popper so I can make popcorn like this at home.. or maybe I don’t, because I’d likely become addicted!
Pistachios, red grapes, peach and pear soya yoghurt with chia seeds and spelt crackers.
One of my favourite snacks - strawberry and banana soya yoghurt with chia seeds and a kiwi. :)
Lunch - sweet potato, almond butter, cinnamon, maple syrup, almond milk and soya butter mash with crushed walnuts on top.
It may not look like a lot here, but I had a serious food baby going on after this - trust me, there’s a lot, haha.
Cranberry, banana and orange juice smoothie.
Simple, tasty and healthy. I really didn’t have enough smoothies at uni - I forgot how much I loved them! :D
Last half price Graze box. :(
- Boston Baguettes with a BBQ Relish;
- Scandi Berries - lingonberries, blueberries, cherry infused sultanas, apple (all dried);
- Cookies & Cream - mini cookies, white chocolate, hazelnuts & sunflower seeds;
- Summer Berry Compote - with wholemeal English shortbread.
I’ll definitely have to try making wholemeal shortbread one time, because this is so delicious, crumbly and not too sweet. Yum. :3
My last Graze box! (I know I’ve said before that I wouldn’t order any more - but I wanted one last one before university.)
- Marvellous Macaroon - white chocolate, amaretti drops, almond slices and coconut;
- My Thai - sweet chilli sauce with baked soy bites;
- Healthy Popping Corn - black pepper and rosemary;
- Billionaire’s Shortbread - Belgian milk chocolate, almonds, dried cranberries and fudge.
This is the best box I’ve ever had, guh. Every single thing was beyond delicious. Also - I love the new popcorn! I put it in the microwave for a minute and a half then suddenly I was presented with a bag of ~healthy popcorn! It’s only 95 calories a bag. Crazy.
I shall miss you, Graze.
I baked a Linda McCartney sausage first, then placed some lightly salted tortilla chips on a plate with diced red and yellow bell pepper, tomato salsa, the sausage crumbled up and a splash of reggae reggae sauce. I warmed this all up in the oven for a few minutes then topped with shredded romaine lettuce and some avocado - yum!
Baked sweet potato with natural almond butter, cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup.
(I think this is my new favourite food. It’s simply wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.)