Zero excuses for a healthy snack

Stop making excuses to convince  yourself that its ok to stop at the convenience store and get that candy bar because you “didn’t have time to make a snack”, or my other favorite “I don’t like protein bars” and last but not least “It’s diet”

Here are some very easy, raw, snack recipes that will blow your mind.

Cucumber

Cucumbers with Almond Butter

Slice a cucumber into discs, on a slight slant for more surface area, about 3-4 slices per inch. Spread almond butter on top. It’s that easy. You will gobble this one as fast as you can make it.

Celery and Dates

Cut celery stalks into one-inch slices. Put half of a date into the curve of the celery and serve em up.

Banana Ice Cream

Peel and freeze a few ripe bananas. Once frozen, put them into your food processor, using the “S” blade. Turn on the machine and walk away. Come back one minute later to perfect banana ice cream. No kidding. Top with raisins, berries, chopped nuts, or just enjoy it as is.

Not quite finger food, but for healthy ice cream, who cares?

Tomato Mango Soup

It just is not possible to mess up this soup. Any ratio of mango and tomato will work just fine. Blend or mix the two ingredients in any way you wish; coarse, fine, pureed smooth, or chunky. Start with any variety of tomato that you enjoy, and a non-stringy variety of mango, (such as Keitt or Kent). Blend in roughly equal quantities to your desired coarseness and serve. Lime goes well as a garnish.

Tomato Celery Soup

Blend 2 or 3 large tomatoes. Remove the leaves from 6-9 stalks of celery and cut the stalks into 1/4″ pieces. Put celery in the food processor, using the “S” blade, until it is quite fine. Mix the celery and tomato in a bowl, and serve at room temperature or cooler.

Banana/Celery Smoothie 

Don’t knock this one till you’ve tried it!!!

Most folks are very surprised to find out how good this smoothie tastes, and how satisfying it really is. Blend one celery stalk with every 4-6 bananas you use in your smoothie. Be sure your bananas are fully ripe. Add water according to your preference. Feel free to use one frozen banana in the mix. Many people find they actually prefer their smoothie just a bit on the cool side.

MangOJ Smoothie

For every 2-3 oranges you juice, add the fruit (not the skin or the seed) of one mango. Blend and serve. You can add flavors to this mix such as fresh mint, a small amount of vanilla, or many others in order to please your palate.

Eastern Summer Salad

Cut 4 tomatoes into bite-size pieces. Cut 2 cucumbers into smaller pieces. Blend 6 stalks of celery with 1 ounce of tahini (crushed sesame seed, preferably raw.) Place cut ingredients in a bowl and pour the blended mixture over the top. Mix thoroughly and serve.

 

Source: Don’t remember right now, but I’m looking for

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