My top favourite Vegan Snacks. Some homemade and others can be bought! I’ve added in all links on where you can pick these up too!
- Chia Charge : The founder created these amazing bars in hope to formulate something that helped fuel sports whilst tasting great. My favourite snack is the Karma bars, which come in three flavours, cashew, cocoa and coffee! They have no added sugar, instead, added goodness – cashew nuts and dates, protein and good fats. Where: Tesco or wholefood supermarkets
- Emily’s Crisps: Simply dried fruit and vegetables in different combinations, Crunchy Red Apple, Pineapple, Dried Beetroot and carrot … My personal go to is the Crunchy french bean, sugar snap and edame bean! Where: Ocado
- Off the Eaten Path: I actually came across these on offer in Sainsburys! They come in 4 flavours in either sticks or mini rice cakes. The packaging is beautifully designed, perfect to take along to a dinner party. At only 100kcal per serving they are a great little snack to keep you going. I just grab a handle and put them in some tubberware to eat alongside some homemade hummus in the afternoon.
- Organic Fruit: In an attempt to become more sustainable, I’ve been trying to swap to organic fruit and vegetables. The main difference I have noticed is the taste of organic bananas compared to non. They have so much more flavour and rid of that rubbery feeling.
- Chia Seeds : Not to be eaten raw of course. These seeds are little gems and great for adding texture to Vegan baking! I’ve been adding them to my protein shakes, banana bread and protein balls. They are only £3.99 at Bulk Powders too which is really good value for money!
- Vanilla Protein Balls: Such an easy snack to make. I usually make a batch of 10 on a Sunday and they last all week. I’ve now perfected my recipe and the only thing I really change is the make of the nut butter and protein powder! So you can make them yourselves I have added the recipe below
- Activated Nuts: Not only is there all different types of nuts, almonds, cashew, brazil, there is ways of preparing them. The difference between non and Activated nuts legumes and grains have been soaked in water and salt for a period of time, usually 7-12 hours. They are then slow roasted. The benefits to this is two fold, increases bio-availability and they become easier to digest. Where: Local markets, wholefood shops or Healthy Supplies
- Protein Shakes: During Veganuary I have ensured that I am supplementing with at least one Vegan protein shake a day. I already only drank Vegan Protein shakes but during January I have tried to test out some different brands so I could recommend. One of more favourites so far is the MissFits Nutrition Coffee Multi-tasker protein. Not only is the texture smoother than most Vegan shakes it has added essential nutrients that Vegan often become lower or deficit in which include B12 and Calcium. They also sell tester sachets so you can give all the flavours a try. I have organised a £5.00 off discount code too! Just use SOPHIA5 on check out!
- Healthy Protein Balls
- Ingredients:200g Organic Oats
2 tbsp. nut butter
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 tbsp honey
1-2 tsp. Bulk Powders Vanilla flavour drops
30g Desiccated Coconut OR if chocolate based I add Cacoa nibs
2 tsp The Good Stuff Coconut flour
2 tsp Chia seeds
1 – 2 Scoops Protein, My favourite is the Missfits Nutrition Multi-tasker
40ml Mylk – add more if needed Recipe: Melt the nut butter, honey and coconut oil together. Then stir in the remaining ingredients one at a time. Finally add a dash of diary free mylk, alpro, rudehealth, dream – whichever you prefer. I usually use Oat milk from Oatly as I like the consistency. Add the mixture to the fridge for 30 minutes to firm. Simple form a small ball in the center of your hand and roll it in coconut or extra cacoa powder.