Cranberry Energy Snacks – easy to make
Make these healthy cranberry energy snacks to fill the 3pm munchies time. Additionally, improve your gut health by having something with a good fibre kick. Keep your taste buds happy with all the great flavours!
The basics are fibre loaded elements, such as rolled oats, almond meal and flax seeds. Now you add cranberries, rice malt syrup and almond butter. Then, throw it all in the food processor with a couple of other beneficial ingredients.
Incidentally vegan – yep, I know. There’s bad rap around vegan food sometimes. Swap the rice malt syrup out for honey if you’re not fussed about the vegan bit. Plus then you don’t have some special ingredient in the pantry that you might not use much.
A gentle hint
Be careful not to be tempted to eat too many. Portion control is essential if you are watching your weight. Don’t eat just because something is really nice! 2 or 3 are sufficient to get you through to the evening meal, or lunch time. Skipping lunch could mean you then eat too many of these. They are healthy in moderation only. They do keep in the fridge for a week. Like anything, they do contain calories along with all that wonderful fibre.
Some substitutes you can do
Obviously there might be some ingredients you can’t have. So, you can swap almond meal for hazelnut meal. If you’re not keen on walnuts, then use brazil nuts or macadamias. Don’t want nuts at all? That’s not problem – just use more rolled oats. The coconut coating can be swapped for cacao powder or just left off.
Cranberry Energy Snacks
- food processor
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup cranberries
- 2 tbsp flaxseeds
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup raw cacao
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- Process everything except the coconut until it is small pieces. Add a drizzle of water at a time until it all just comes together.
- Refrigerate for an hour, then roll into small balls and roll in coconut. Store in the fridge in an airtight container