Healthy Greens and Superfoods Snacks
Snack time is almost more popular than sitting down to a full meal. In fact, most of us will forgo a balanced meal in favor of a snack. Whether we need something to hold us over until our next meal or want something to munch on while vegging out in front of the TV, nothing compares to a great-tasting snack that satisfies your hunger.
Even better? A tasty snack that includes greens and superfoods. For the health conscious, snacking can be difficult. We don’t want to load up our bodies with junk food that is unhealthy and won’t keep us satisfied, but at the same time, we also don’t want to compromise flavor for nutrition.
Read on for our top five healthy snacks that include greens and superfoods — and that won't leave you disappointed or feeling unhealthy.
Matcha-Dusted Chocolate Almonds
Making a batch of matcha-dusted chocolate almonds is not only a terrific way to reap the benefits of matcha; it’s also fun and healthy, too!
All it takes is three simple ingredients:
— Almonds (or experiment with other nuts, such as pistachio or cashews)
— Dark chocolate (you can even use dairy-free chocolate)
This healthy treat has it all: It’s got sweet; it’s got savory; and, it’s got crunch!
When it comes to greens and superfoods, matcha is tough to match. The benefits of this green tea powder are abundant. It’s loaded with:
— Vitamin C
— Amino acids
The health benefits of these and other nutrients found in this superfood are vast. According to research, matcha may be able to help fight cancer, prevent type 2 diabetes, improve male fertility, reduce cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, and protect bone health. It may also help combat depression and aid in brain function.
Dairy-Free Blueberry Popsicles
As part of the greens and superfoods family, blueberries have much to offer. Not only are they heart healthy, they’re also a reliable source of fiber and loaded with nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
These and other nutrients in blueberries:
— Manage cholesterol
— Lower blood pressure
— Reduce stress
— Assist in regulating blood sugar
Are you sold on blueberries yet? We are. And if you’re feeling creative, go ahead and turn these delicious berries into a crowd-pleasing, frozen blueberry treat. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll find that they’re surprisingly easy to make:
— Fresh basil, mint, or thyme
— Agave or honey
— (Optional: a dash of fresh lemon juice)
Pick the flavor profile you’d like to create — everything together probably isn’t the best idea. We like blueberries, thyme, honey, and just a touch of lemon! Blend those chosen components together, pour what will look like a smoothie mixture into molds, and pop them in the freezer. Wait at least 3 hours for them to freeze!
Lemon & Chia Seed Pudding
Pucker up for this one-of-a-kind superfood treat!
Lemons and chia seeds are both practically unbeatable when it comes to greens and superfoods — and combining them packs even more power into this superfood treat.
Lemon zest from the peel has many health benefits. Lemon peels contain heart-protective nutrients such as flavonoids, vitamin C, and pectin. Take a look at some of the benefits of this super healthy fruit! Lemon peel:
— Aids in weight loss
— Helps prevent the growth of germs
— Lowers cholesterol
— Boosts immunity
— Helps reduce the risk of cancer
Let’s talk chia seeds. These little guys may be tiny, but when it comes to greens and superfoods, they are a huge player! They’re loaded with super nutrients, such as potassium, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. They’re also high in fiber.
Consuming these little seeds offers big benefits:
— Reduces inflammation
— Improves bone health
— Aids in lowering cholesterol
— Helps keep your digestive system on track
Best of all, making lemon and chia seed pudding couldn’t be easier! You just need four ingredients:
— Maple syrup or other healthy sweetener (agave, honey, monk fruit, stevia)
— The zest of one large lemon
— Non-dairy milk
— Chia seeds
Any container works for this treat. Use a mason jar, bowl, or even a plastic cup. Whisk all ingredients together with a fork, let it sit, then stir again after about two or three minutes. Allow a few more minutes for everything to settle and give it one more good stir.
Cover and pop it in your fridge overnight and by the morning, you’ll be ready to enjoy a super tasty treat! If you’re in a rush, it really needs only half an hour to set fully. Satisfy your taste buds even more by adding some of your favorite fruits.
No-Bake Brownie Bites with Cacao
Finding a snack recipe that doesn't require any baking is always a perk. And finding one loaded with potassium, magnesium, and iron, which are all found in cacao is even better! With all it has to offer, cacao is a vital part of the greens and superfoods family.
Although cacao may not come to mind when you think of greens and superfoods, it is a super powerful ingredient. Cacao is one of the richest sources of polyphenols — aka natural antioxidants.
— Reduces inflammation
— Lowers cholesterol
— Helps reduce high blood pressure
— Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke
— Improves brain function and blood flow
— Improves mood and depression
— Improves symptoms of type 2 diabetes
— Aids in weight loss
You can make these bites in no time. All you need are:
— Roasted almonds (optional)
— Cacao powder
— Sea salt
— Mini chocolate chips
— A food processor
Toss your almonds into a food processor, give it a quick spin to ground them up, add in the remaining ingredients, and blend into a dough. Scoop with a tablespoon, into about ten brownie and cacao bites. You have a delicious cacao treat! Try dusting them with a little more cacao for added nutrition and eye appeal.
Eat Outstanding Greens and Superfoods
Want to sneak in greens and superfoods without even knowing it? Outstanding Foods is a fantastic option when you’re on the go and need something quick.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find anything with more flavor, variety, or crunch — and that has the healthy greens and superfoods found in our snacks.
Outstanding Foods ingredients include:
Outstanding Foods has done what so many have failed to do. They have created a wide variety of superfood snacks that, unlike other pre-made snacks, won’t leave you feeling guilty.
These plant-based puffs, cheese balls, and Pig Out Crunchies are loaded with 20 essential vitamins and minerals, along with 21 grams of plant-based protein.
And with so many flavors and varieties to choose from, you’ll never have to forego nutrition for taste! Whether you reach for our Outstanding Pizza Partay Puffs, Pig Out Hella Hot Crunchies, or our Outstanding Cheese Balls, you can’t go wrong.
So go ahead and fill up on our Outstanding greens and superfoods snacks. Oh… and they’re gluten free, so one thing you won’t fill up on is gas! ;)
Find all our varieties at a store near you.