Many of you that are gluten free have asked me what to do for healthy snacks that are energy stacked and incorporate enough protein. The list is endless, but here’s what 2 easy snacks I made with whatever was in the pantry yesterday.
The goal: Sustainable healthy carbs without the wheat + include quality protein in every meal (or snack).
Side note: why all this talk of protein… it aids your metabolism, provides consistency for blood sugar levels, assists with muscle repair and limits cravings by giving you a more satisfied feeling. It’s essential for lasting weight loss, sustained energy and healthy cells!
The challenge for my gluten free friends was to make a high protein snack and carb it up with wheat free energy.
No worries! Yesterday was 40 degrees celsius – so what better way to test out some creative snack making, than to sweat it out in the kitchen.
*Recommend to use organic produce where you can.
Ingredients: Frozen Banana | 1 scoop natural GF Protein Powder | Tons of Ice | Cinamon | Chopped up GF BSc Protein Bar | Chia Seeds – I used white ones | 1 cup Walnuts | 5 pitted prunes 🙂
Throw all this into your blender, grab a tall glass, a thick straw and enjoy! Save the rest in the fridge for later…
Note, if you get so excited about this as you prepare it don’t forget to secure the lid before pressing start…
2. “BUT THEY TASTE SO GOOD” BLISS BALLS
Ingredients: 1 cup Pitted dates | 1/4 cup almonds | 1 cup walnuts |5 pitted prunes | 2 scoops GF BSc natural protein powder (or equivalent) | chopped up protein bar | shredded coconut | 2 tblsp chia seeds | lime zest. It’s a good idea to soak the nuts and dates overnight to make them easier to blend – or even 15minutes if you can.
2. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add a touch of filtered water and some squeezed lime juice until you get the consistency right. It should be sticky and not too dry making it easy to roll into a ball.
3. Scoop a tablespoon out at a time, roll into a ball then roll in either sesame seeds or shredded coconut. Place in fridge or freezer. ENJOY!!!
Note these are pretty rich given the added protein bar so it’s best to put them in the freezer – keeps them a little more out of sight and makes them last longer when you grab one for a snack.
As with any time you are having protein bar or high energy snack like these bliss balls, drink plenty of filtered water.
For buying organic have a read about what that actually means
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Good luck and happy snacking
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