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Plant-Based Energy Boosters for the cold winterdays

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by: Moon Apple
plant based energy boosters for the cold winterdays

Wintertime is approaching so it’s time to tackle these cold days with some plant-based energy boosters. You could even make these hearty snacks for your holiday feast.

Here you find easy to make plant-based so that you stay energized a full all day long.

1. Pumpkin Superfood Bars 

Pumpkin Superfood Bars on a white plate on a table
It’s a handful of ingredients, some brown rice syrup, and takes minimal time and effort. As long as you get the process down you can create countless bar concepts for years to come! What’s also good about these Pumpkin Superfood Bars? They are packed with healthy omega 3’s that contribute to good cholesterol!

2. Butternut Energy Bites

Butternut Energy Bites
These pumpkin veggie balls are like any other energy bite, but they’re jam-packed with good fats and with a little less dates. These Butternut Energy Bites are full of nutrients and seasonal flavor for a delicious, bite-sized snack on the go!

3. Sweet Potato and Sage Corn Muffins

Sweet Potato and Sage Corn Muffins in a cooking mould
These Sweet Potato and Sage Corn Muffins are an Autumn-inspired take on cornbread. Make them for your Thanksgiving feast but set a few aside for you to take with you on your Black Friday shopping adventures! They have sweet potato puree in them to add a little natural sweetness and some sage to make them fragrant and earthy.

4. Nut-Free Strawberry Vanilla Crumble Bars

Nut-Free Strawberry Vanilla Crumble Bars
If you make these Strawberry Vanilla Crumble Bars, bring enough to share with everyone! Seriously, they’re so addictive. There’s no better way to throw together a simple, sweet treat to enjoy on the move. Sweet in all the best ways, these strawberry bars will be your new addiction.

5. Salted Tahini Caramel 

Salted Tahini Caramel
These Salted Tahini Caramel Bites are a humble snack and plus they’re loaded with healthy fats to keep you energized and satisfied. Throw everything in a food processor and you’re 99% of the way done. The rest is just waiting for the caramel to set in the freezer. These have the best texture and richest flavors. Perfect to cut into bite-size pieces for when you’re craving something sweet in the middle of a long shopping trip!

6. Curried Cashew and Veggie Trail Mix

Curried Cashew and Veggie Trail Mix
Savoury, salty, crunchy, and healthy — what more could you ask for? This Curried Cashew and Veggie Trail Mix is savoury with a touch of sweet, and perfectly balanced out with the veggies so you don’t get a huge kick of curry. Perfect to eat in-between stores!

7. Everything Bagel Kale Chips

Everything Bagel Kale Chips
Okay, okay: kale chips have been around and around the web/blogging/food recipe sites forever. But these Everything Bagel Kale Chips are the best. For real. And let’s face it, you can eat the entire thing while you’re out-and-about and have ZERO guilt in your game. So there! Plus 3 grams of protein per cup and loaded with potassium (move over bananas) for another vitamin punch. Your shopping trip just got an upgrade.

8. Chocolate Covered Banana Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate Covered Banana Peanut Butter Balls
Your Black Friday shopping snacks are covered with these healthy Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Balls. They’re rich, creamy, and decadent, yet free of refined sugars, gluten, and oil!

9. Chocolate Pumpkin Energy Bars

Chocolate Pumpkin Energy Bars
This recipe is super easy to make, takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and then is popped in the freezer for a couple of hours. Coating them in chocolate is optional but, of course, makes everything better! Using pumpkin seeds is a good alternative to using nuts. These Chocolate Pumpkin Energy Bars are packed full of magnesium, iron, and natural sugars, so they will give you loads of healthy energy.

10. No-Bake Trail Mix Popcorn Clusters

No-Bake Trail Mix Popcorn Clusters
These easy-to-throw-together treats are totally adaptable and adorable! The No-Bake Clustersare a combination of all your trail mix favorites and fluffy popcorn. The popcorn clusters only take about 20 minutes to set in the freezer, making them a great party treat to make in a pinch.

11. Turmeric Coconut Bites 

Turmeric Coconut Bites
These anti-inflammatory Coconut Turmeric Bites are packed with superfood power. Plus, they’re grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo! Simple, wholesome ingredients that offer a whole lot of nutrition as well as yum. The bites themselves take on an almost fudge-like consistency, loaded with healthy fats and so satisfying on-the-go.

12. Cranberry and Pistachio Energy Bars

Cranberry and Pistachio Energy Bars
These sweet and incredibly satiating Cranberry and Pistachio Energy Bars are quick-to-make compared to traditional energy bars. Create your own combination by swapping out ingredients depending on what you have in your pantry.

13. Apple Ginger Spiced Snack Bites 

Apple Ginger Spiced Snack Bites
Spicy, sweet, and healthy! These Apple Ginger Spiced Snack Bites are a nutritious and satisfying way to stay full and energized on your shopping trip!  Make these ahead of time to eat at your Thanksgiving dinner and keep a few aside to take on your late-night Black Friday run!

14. 3-Ingredient, Easy Peanut Butter Oat Bars 

3-Ingredient, Easy Peanut Butter Oat Bars
Oats are like magic – they are not only a healthy superfood but they can be used a million different ways! These Peanut Butter Oat Bars are beyond easy – you could probably make them in your sleep (don’t). It’s mostly melting, stirring, and waiting by the fridge. Oh yeah, it’s actually that simple. Skip the prepackaged bars from the store and make these yourself. They’re delicious, easy, rich, and healthy. No excuses!

15. High Energy Matcha Bliss Balls 

High Energy Matcha Bliss Balls
If you haven’t hopped on the matcha train yet, get on it with these High Energy Matcha Bliss Balls! Seriously, matcha is more powerful than coffee (as well as other types of green tea) and packs in antioxidants like no other. The natural caffeine content in matcha gives you a clear, calm energy that is released over the course of a few hours, so you experience none of the jitters or sudden crash that you would from energy drinks or espresso. Harnessing the power of matcha in an energy bite with oats and vegan protein powder is the perfect way to keep yourself going through the whole shopping trip!

For more snacks that will give you energy, check out 10 Homemade Energy Bars: The Easy and Inexpensive Way to Refuel, Top Energy-Boosting Vegan Bites to Power You Through the Week!, and 25 Energy-Packed Snack Balls That Will Jump-Start Your Day. Find these energy-boosting recipes and more by downloading the Food Monster App on your Android and iPhone. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.

Source: Food Monster Bytes, Green Planet Food Monster App


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