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5 Plant Based Snacks

You won’t be feeling guilty for snacking if you’re snacking on these 5 plant based snacks. They are guilt free and delicious. Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, protein, enzymes, essential fats and more.

These 5 plant based snacks are perfect for anytime of the day. Like food, you want your snacks to be a combination of healthy fats, protein and nutrients and that is exactly what you will get with these yummy superfoods. These 5 plant based snacks will have your taste buds jumping for joy and begging for more. Don’t feel guilty next time you snack just remember, everything in moderation. Happysnacking!

5 Plant Based Snacks that everyone will approve

Dates

Dates are a much loved and ancient fruit, because they are very sweet and a great vegan source of potassium, fiber, calcium, copper and iron. They are great for digestion, and to help with constipation just soak 2-3 dates overnight in water, and consume first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Try adding dates to sweeten any recipe such as raw energy bars, desserts, and sauces. They can be cut up and added to cereals, granola, trail mix, and yogurt, for additional sweetness and texture. Dates can even be stuffed with raw nuts, and pair wonderfully with almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts and hazelnuts. Children and adults can enjoy eating dates right out of the bag for a delicious and satisfying alternative to processed, or unhealthy sweets.

Goji Berries

The goji berry (Lycium Barbarum) is also called the wolf berry. It is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that’s native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, and many other countries. Goji berries have been used in many medicinal preparations for thousands of years, proving its efficiency as a medicinal plant. Goji berries improve the immune system and increase longevity due to their powerful antioxidants. They are rich in carotenoids and other antioxidants like beta-carotene and Zeaxanthym. Zeaxanthyn is an antioxidant that absorbs blue light and protects our retina of our eyes and improves our vision and it also reduces the risk of age related macular degeneration, that is found in people over the age of 65.

Pumpkin Seeds

Raw pumpkin seeds are truly a superfood! Among the many benefits, they are high in protein, zinc, iron, magnesium and omega-3s. By sourcing living seeds, we preserve their inherent nutrients and enzymes, providing your body with healthy fuel!

Cashew Nuts

Cashews are an incredible superfood providing the body with essential vitamins and minerals! Cashews are a great source of plant-based protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and trace minerals. Cashews have a mild, creamy flavor and smooth texture. They can be enjoyed plain as a healthy snack, or used to make nut milk or cream, dairy-free sauces & dips, and are a wonderful addition to smoothies, salads, stir fries, and trail mixes.

Goldenberries

Goldenberries are succulent, marble-size golden fruits. Also known as cape gooseberry and agauaymanto berry, the goldenberry is native to Colombia and Peru, and can be found growing in warm climates on many continents, including Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Tart and delicious, goldenberries are high in phosphorous, calcium, and vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6, and B12. These B-complex vitamins are essential for your metabolism. For a fruit, they are also extremely high in protein (16%).

SOURCE FOR THIS ARTICLE:

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/plantastic-snacks-to-enjoy-by-the-handful/

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