Let’s be clear. Snacks should be:
- Brain Fuel
- Low in sugar
That’s why I loooove these little vegan snack bites. They are full of Omega-3 fatty acids which are super important for brain health. They are also full of protein and healthy fat so they’ll keep you satisfied much longer than a carbohydrate-rich snack and will help keep your blood sugar more balanced. On top of that, they are low in added sugar (1 gram per piece, from maple syrup), vegan, gluten-free, super yummy and only take 15 minutes to make. Score!
Whether you are looking for a healthy bite to satisfy that post-meal sweet craving, or just need something quick to hold you over until your next meal, these bites will do the trick! And if you’re a vegetarian, it’s an easy way to get your daily dose of Omega-3’s, sans-fish.
- ½ cup crunchy unsweetened almond butter
- 4 tsp vanilla
- 8 drops stevia (can adjust for desired sweetness)
- 4 tsp maple syrup
- 2 TBSP ground flax seeds
- 4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients (ground flax seeds, cinnamon, chia seeds).
In a larger separate bowl, mix the maple syrup and stevia and vanilla. Then add the almond butter an mix until thoroughly blended. The mixture should become sticky.
Add the dry bowl ingredients to the wet bowl and mix and mash with a fork. When that becomes too difficult, pick it up with your hands and start creating a ball of dough that feels a bit oily on the outside.
Almond butter brands may vary, so if the texture seems to wet, you can add a little more flax seed. If it's not sweet enough for you, add 1-2 drops more stevia.
Take a ½ TBSP measuring spoon, and scoop out a chunk of the dough. Push the open side of the spoon against your palm to pack the mixture in and clear any excess off the top.
Use one finger to gently push on one edge so that it slides out of the spoon and you are left with a bite size piece that is round one one side and flat on the other.
Refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight to solidify.