Snacks in between meals

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A banana peanut butter chocolate shake:

Frozen banana pieces (including peel), 2 spoonfuls of peanut butter, cocoa powder, date syrup and even a spoonful of kale powder (which everything else overpowered taste wise). It was delicious.

A little less water and it could have passed for ice cream.
 
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Does the peel alter the taste at all? I have never tried it and am wondering.
 

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Does the peel alter the taste at all? I have never tried it and am wondering.
To be honest, it's been a long while since I tried eating/tasting the peel on it's own. I know in some cultures the peel is actually cooked on it's own and eaten. So that being said, I honestly don't remember except for a vague recollection of it tasting rather like nothing. Bland.

I use bananas that are just yellow, not green or overly spotted. When I get them I wash them* then just cut them into small cylinders as they are, then freeze them until I want to use them in a shake or as a base for banana ice cream.

*Washing the peels is suggested especially if the bananas you purchase are not organic, as I understand they are subject to pesticides.
 
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Oatcakes, nuts and dates (and water). I take a healthy supply anywhere if I'm going to be out for a few hours - all quite calorie-dense, so there's never any need to go hungry.
 
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Roasted chickpeas are addictive. There's tons of great recipes for them out there on the net.

My usual snacks tend to be fruit - usually what's in season. I also have mixed nuts around if I want something savory/salty.

Salted dark chocolate is also a favorite.
 
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Oh yeah - and "energy balls". I figured out how to make that chocolate peppermint brownie Larabar flavor at home. It's a nice, indulgent treat.
 
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At the moment I'm having a drink made from whole, just sprouted barley that has been crushed and gently heated. It is unlike barley tea in that it hasn't been roasted, and is not a clear extract into the liquid. Rather it's somewhat thick and cloudy. Sweetened with a little sugar because I don't have any date sugar on hand and couldn't be bothered to make some just for this. It is quite tasty and I am very curious as to the mineral and vitamin quantities in it, and any enzymes that are present.
 

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I will, however, caution you, as I find seaweed snacks highly addictive. Eating too much can result in thyroid issues, as a result of consuming too much iodine.
Underactive thyroid or hyperthyroid? I was born with an under active thyroid.
I've never really tried seaweed though. Sounds good and nutritious though.
 

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I don't really eat between meals. I used to eat nuts and crisps but then it caused me to gain too much weight so the only thing I have between meals is water and herbal tea.
 

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Kalamata olives just on their own as a snack today.
 

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Roasted barley "coffee"

I had to try this. Simple to make, no sprouting required.

Method used:

Take whole barley which includes the germ and bran, and roast to desired darkness. Blend fine in a blender. Add to French press. Boil water, add to press. Add press but do not plunge. Wait 5-10 minutes to allow infusion of water soluble B vitamins and minerals into the hot water. Press, pour.

Tastes similar to coffee. Vitamin and mineral content will vary on how much is used and how long infused.
 

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Simpler version of banana chocolate drink:

Water, Frozen banana pieces (including peel*), peanut butter, dates(heated in water to soften), cocoa powder, well blended.

Soooo delicious.

Guilt free and nutritious also:


* If peel is included (do, because it's good for you), wash it before freezing banana pieces.
 
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A mix of sprouted barley, cocoa powder and dates in a hot drink with Tahini milk.
 

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I had an apple earlier today as a snack, and I will probably have another snack (maybe coconut based yogurt) tonight before bed.
 

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Roasted chickpeas are addictive. There's tons of great recipes for them out there on the net.

My usual snacks tend to be fruit - usually what's in season. I also have mixed nuts around if I want something savory/salty.

Salted dark chocolate is also a favorite.
I make these very often! Thanks to @Veganite for initially mentioning it - even though I liked his post I totally forgot he had.

I've tried this with lentil sprouts as well. Didn't come out quite as well, but still good.