All posts filed under: Snacks

Chocolate & Hemp Protein Smoothie

Have you tried hemp yet? You’ve probably seen these happy little seeds popping up on your Instagram feed recently as they have just been given the green light for human consumption in Australia ie we can buy them at the shops and add them to all of our delicious treats like muffins, raw balls, avocado toast ….. the list is endless. Now,  to answer your burning question no you won’t get high. Although hemp is from the same family as smokable hemp it only contains a teeny tiny amount (0.3%) of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the psychoactive compound that gives you the high. They are, however, packed full of body-loving nutrients that will leave you feeling full and nourished. Hemp is available in many edible forms all derived from the seeds of the plant commonly referred to as “hemp hearts”. The dried ground seeds are sold as hemp protein and you can also buy hemp oil or butter and even hemp milk. Hemp is a great allrounder to add to your diet, especially if your vegan or vegetarian. …

vegan brownies

Choc Cherry Power Bars

If you looking for an easy sweet treat to make then these are the bars for you! They are essentially a raw ball but pressed into a bar shape. You simply blend everything together and then let the bars firm up in the freezer then drizzle with dark chocolate. I know they sound insanely delicious! I’ve given the classic choc cherry flavour combo a healthy twist and used raw cacao and sour dried cherries instead. the cacao makes these bars taste really indulgent. They are packed out with almonds, hazelnuts and oats so you get all of your good fats, protein and fibre, which also makes them the perfect sweet snack for after a workout. I love to whip up a big batch of these and them store in the freezer so I have a healthy snack on hand when I get a sweet craving. TIP: If your allergic to nuts you can easily swap out the almonds and hazelnuts for sunflower, pumpkin or hemp seeds. Choc Cherry Power Bars Makes about 16 bars     Prep/cook …

Peanut butter bliss balls

I’ve been sitting here at my computer trying to think of the best name for these treats. Protein bites? Raw balls? Energy balls? no no and no. They have to be bliss balls because each one is like a bite of pure heaven. I made this as an experiment one day with some ingredients I had in the cupboard not thinking it would be anything special and wow was I surprised. It’s now my favourite sweet snack recipe. The peanut butter and dates create the perfect combination of salty + sweet while the oats and pumpkin seeds bulk it out. You could even go a step further and dip them in melted dark chocolate. Pure bliss. I love taking these to work with me or out and about. When I have a healthier option on hand I’m not tempted to nibble on cake and chocolate bars. These are packed full of healthy fats fibre and protein. All the nutrients you need to fill you up until your next meal. PEANUT BUTTER BLISS BALLS Makes – …