healthy snacks for your summer!

When I’m out of school and the weather’s hot, I find myself craving something shnacky in the afternoons. You know, you want something to take biking or hiking or adventuring, maybe. Something to nibble while sitting on the porch after a water balloon fight, maybe. Something to take to the lake, maybe. Orrrr to take upstairs to watch Netflix. 

Whatever you’re doing with your summer, I thought I’d share with you all some of my favorite recipes for healthy summer snacking! Two of my favorite bloggers actually each wrote up a recipe for me to share with you! 

So, my friends!! Let’s not waste any time!! Summer doesn't last forever!

The lovely Sophie from Wholehearted Eats created this recipe for raw brownie bites. Don’t they look just completely yummers?? What I love is that they are so simple. You literally just blend them up in your food processor and shape them into little balls, which make amazing on-the-go snackables! 

Raw Brownie Bites

(from Wholehearted Eats)

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder or cacao powder 
  • approximately 2 Tbsp water
  • More cocoa powder or  matcha powder to roll them in.

Puree the almonds and dates until they are chunky. Add the salt, vanilla, cocoa, and puree until the nuts are finely chopped and the mixture hold together. You may need to add up to 2 Tbsp. Water to help the mixture become cookie dough consistency. 

Once combined, measure approximatly 2 tsp. of mix and roll into a neat little ball. Toss in cocoa or match, or eat as is. 

Will last in the refrigerator for several weeks. 

 


Next is Holly from The Modern Proper who made these gorgeous healthy fudgesicles. Look at that chocolatey goodness, oh my! How much simpler can it get than just blending up the ingredients and freezing them in a popsicle mould? Being naturally sweetened by the banana, they're a super healthy something to satisfy your sweet tooth on a hot day. I seriously can't wait to try these for myself!

Healthy Fudgesicles

(from The Modern Proper)

Makes 16

  • 3 bananas, broken into pieces
  • 1 (14 oz) can creamed coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
  • ⅓ cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt

Blend all ingredients in a high powdered blender. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze. Enjoy.

 

Here are a few more recipes from some blogs I love: 

Watermelon Salsa from The Food Wright (because I think she's nailed the fruit salsa, people.)

Creamy Date No-tella from Elsas Wholesome Life (because you probs need something to spread on your bananas and toast)

Cinnamon Maple Candied Pecans from The Smoothie Lover (because whoa, this looks like some incredible nutty goodness!)

Baked Bananas with Caramel Sauce from Naturally Sassy (because that caramel sauce tho.)

Hummus with a Twist from Herbs and Roots (because sometimes you really just want something savory)

 

I hope you all are having a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

Ali <3