Simple vegan SNACKS » for after school or work

Simple vegan SNACKS » for after school or work


today we’re going to be making some wholesome snacks snacks that are gonna keep you energized between meals and that serve as the perfect brain food for if you’re studying or working we’re gonna be making an assortment of snacks in today’s video six of them in total some of them you can make ahead of time and put it in the fridge or freezer to enjoy later on if you’d like and I want to take a brief moment to thank audible for partnering with us on today’s video but I’m gonna chat more about them at the end for now let’s get started on making the recipes first up we’re making a two-minute four ingredient chocolate almond spread recipe for this we’re gonna need half a cup of almond butter to start adding it to a bowl along with two tablespoons each of cocoa or cacao powder some maple syrup and some plant-based milk then we’re gonna give it all a mix and that’s pretty much it this chocolate almond spread can be kept in the fridge for up to a week and you can spread it onto some toast with some sliced bananas or sliced peaches or some fresh berries or you can stir it into your oatmeal or dip some fresh fruits into it as you can see it’s a super easy recipe to whip together and it’s super delicious too the next two recipes are ranch roasted chickpeas and ranch roasted potato wedges but to make them first we have to make some homemade ranch mix that takes just a couple minutes to whip together using some spices from the pantry so to a small jar we’re gonna add two tablespoons of dried parsley and two tablespoons of nutritional yeast a tablespoon each of dried chives garlic powder and onion powder half of a tablespoon of dried dill and a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of ground black pepper then we’re gonna give it a mix and you’re good to go now that the mix is prepared we can make our ranch flavored roasted chickpeas reverse gonna rinse a jar of chickpeas and then add it to a baking tray and drizzle on a couple of teaspoons of vegetable oil toss it to coat then add a generous tablespoon of ranch mix stirring it again until everything is well coated with the mix and then we’re gonna pop it in the oven to bake at 200 Celsius or 390 Fahrenheit for about 25 to 30 minutes stopping once halfway to give it a stir some people do like these more crunchy other people like it less crunchy so stop it early and give it a test to see how you like it keeping in mind it does harden more it cools and when you’ve removed it from the oven do let it cool completely before serving it to enjoy these roasted chickpeas also work incredibly well as an alternative to croutons for salads or soups the other recipe we can make with the ranch mix are these potato wedges we’re first gonna cut about four medium potatoes into one centimeter or half inch wedges with the skin intact for extra fiber and then we’re gonna drizzle on a couple teaspoons of vegetable oil mix then a tablespoon of ranch mix tossing again just like we did for the chick peas and same story popping it in the oven at 200 Celsius or 390 Fahrenheit for about 25 to 35 minutes this time flipping it once halfway if you’re looking for another idea on how to use this ranch mix you can also mix it with some vegan Mayo to serve it as a dip and when the potatoes are golden you can remove it from the oven and enjoy it plain on its own or with some ketchup or with that ranch mayo dip next up we’re making a watermelon pizza this is the kind of pizza you could eat every day for this we’re gonna need a smaller sized watermelon which we’re gonna cut into two centimeter or 1 inch thick rounds we’re then gonna cut each round into about six to eight slices and then top the watermelon with your chosen toppings here we use some thick coconut yogurt it’s spreading it out over each slice and then we topped it with some fresh raspberries some fresh blueberries a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds some toasted coconut flakes pumpkin seeds and some fresh mint leaves and that’s it you can make it tropical by adding mango or Kiwi or some crushed toasted nuts get creative with this one it’s a wicked awesome treat for kids as well it’s just like a fruit salad but in handheld form for this next recipe we’re gonna whip together these five ingredient fudgy energy balls I’ve referred to them in videos before but I’ve never showed you how I make it so here we go first up you can soak the raw nuts for a couple hours which is totally optional it just helps our bodies absorb more of the nutrients into a food processor we’re gonna add a cup of soft dates along with one cup of walnuts and half a cup of cashews a quarter cup of cocoa or cacao powder and an optional pinch of salt to bring out that chocolaty flavor a bit more and we’re gonna blend it in a food processor for a minute or so making sure not to over mix when it’s blended together just well enough we’re then gonna add in two tablespoons or 20 grams of dairy-free dark chocolate blending it for a few seconds more so that the chocolate is coarsely chopped into the mix we’re then gonna remove the blade from the food processor and using your hands form the mixture into small balls you can then roll these orbs into shredded coconut flakes for a pretty presentation or just serve it plain as is or to give it a bit of a truffle look you can also roll it in some cocoa powder this recipe is one that I posted to the blog back in 2015 it was one of the first recipes to ever go on the blog and to this day it’s one of my favorite snacks just five ingredients super wholesome super satisfying and the best part is you can make it ahead of time I like to store it in an airtight container in the freezer it keeps for a couple months and it’s a perfect grab-and-go snack for whenever you need it for the final recipe we’re keeping it super simple with this two ingredients snack that’s perfect for warmer months first we’re gonna wash and drain some blueberries to a bowl we’re gonna add a cup of unsweetened plant-based yogurt and then a handful at a time we’re gonna drop the blueberries into the yogurt and give it a mix using a fork take out each blueberry one by one and place it onto a baking tray lined with baking paper then we’re gonna pop the tray into the freezer for about 30 minutes or until it’s fully frozen and when you’ve removed it from the freezer peel the berries off the parchment paper and enjoy it right away placing any extras in an airtight container back into the freezer to snack on later on so today we’ve made both sweet and savory recipes in hopes that there’s something amidst it all that you might be interested in giving a try and as usual if you do be sure to tag us on Instagram so that we can see and if you enjoyed today’s video it always means a lot when you give it a thumbs up and thank you again to audible for partnering with us on today’s video you guys know I have an absolute audio bookworm I have been for the last five years since my sister introduced me to it she came to me raving about a book called big 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now also get one free audiobook per month plus two free audible originals alright guys I think that’s it for today I really hope you enjoyed today’s video and pick up Lyme’s signing off I’ll see you in the next video [Music]