Hello ! 🙂
It’s Monday, and as I promised : post-day!
I would have wished you a happy Halloween, but here in Spain it is more of a happy summer! In fact, I still have not swapped my favorite summer dress against a sweater one, as the weather in Madrid is incredibly warm!
Even if it doesn’t feel like fall yet, I could not wait to show you some of my favorite healthy (almost vegan!) snacks for this time of the year, with a french touch!
For this incredibly simple and filling recipe, you will need:
1/2 cup of Honney Granola
1/2 cup of Vanilla Greek Yogurt (vegan option: vanilla soy yogurt)
1 Ripe Pear
A Dash of Cinnamon
Fill your glass with the granola, spread the yogurt on top and lay out some pear dices. Finally, sprinkle some cinnamon, and voilà!
APPLE & CINNAMON SMOOTHIE
This is the perfect snack between breakfast and lunch as it’s so quick to do and easy to take to work or Uni. It’s filled with protein from the oats and dates which will keep you satiated till the next meal. On the other side, the apple and cinnamon will give you the fiber you need for a better digestion.
Here are the ingredients :
1 cup of Almond Milk (you can use any veg. milk)
2 Tbsp of Cinnamon
1/2 Cup of Soft Oats
Simply put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you like the texture. Add some Cinnamon on top for decoration.
FRUIT & ALMOND TARTINES
“Tartine” is the french word for toast. Nevertheless, I like to replace the classic slice of bread by either a rice cracker or an apple slice as you can see in the photo. I use to spread some almond butter and top it with clémentine and banana thin slices, and Chia seeds of course.
Get creative with the ingredients !
For the base you need : Rice Crackers and Apple Slices
For the toppings : Any Nut Butter (almond, peanut…)
1/2 of a Banana, sliced
For those of you who don’t know about Chia Seeds, they’re known as a “super food”. In fact, they’re very low in calories and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (essential for normal metabolism), B Vitamins (B3, B1, B2), Zinc (important for a clearer skin), Fiber, Protein, Antioxidants …
It’s important to include them in your diet if you are searching for animal protein alternative sources. It’s also one of the most weight loss friendly nutrients!
HEALTHY CHIA PAIN PERDU
Now that you’re more familiar with Chia Seeds or you simply love them as I do, they give a fluffier texture to your Pain Perdu and a very healthy touch!
In a bowl, mix :
1 tbsp of Chia Seeds
1 tbsp of Honney (you can use Agave of Maple Syrup)
1 Cup of plant-based Milk
1 Organinc Egg (Skip it for a Vegan option)
Cinnamon and Vanilla
Let it sit in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Soak some Cereal Bread into the mixture we made earlier.
In a non-stick frying pan, let the bread cook for a few minutes each side until it gets golden brown. Put some banana slices and blackberries on top, with a drizzle of Syrup.
I hope you enjoyed this snack ideas, let me know in the comments if you try them!