I'm off on a little road trip to France tomorrow, being the absolute food obsessed person that I am, healthy nutritious food was the first thing I thought of when planning the trip. I'll be taking a few bottles of water, a flask for tea or two to stay hydrated and an epic road trip playlist. So what healthy plant based snacks have I made?
My go to snack for every occasion. They are so easy to make and super portable which makes them very handy for traveling in the car. I've made two types - chocolate energy balls and ginger energy balls.
Chocolate Energy Balls.
Ingredients: Oats - 2 cupsNuts - Walnuts, almonds or pecans are all great. 1/2 a cup Oil - I usually use coconut oil or olive oil. A splash Pure cacao powder - you won't need much I usually just pop two tablespoons in. Chia seeds - I didn't use them today as everything else has a lot of chia in but they make them super crunchy and yummy. Honey - 3 tablespoons
Place the oats and nuts in a food processor blend to make a flour and then add the other ingredients. Roll into balls and refrigerate.
Ginger Energy Balls. Ingredients: Oats - 2 cups Nuts - Walnuts, almonds or pecans are all great. 1/2 a cup Oil - I usually use coconut oil or olive oil. A splash Ground Ginger - this depends on your taste for ginger I usually use 1 teaspoon. Honey - 3 tablespoons.
The exact same method as above!
Healthy Ginger Biscuits
I said I liked ginger didn't I? Biscuits are another great portable snack and these are very scrumptious.
Ingredients: Oats - 2 cups Chia seeds - 2 tablespoons Coconut oil - 1 tablespoon Ground Ginger - 1 teaspoon Honey - 1 tablespoon Splash of plant based milk. Sultanas - handful
Place ingredients into a food processes and blend. Roll into balls and then flatten. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 30 mins.
I made Deliciously Ella's Gooey Black Bean Brownies from her second book which are just heavenly, you would never guess that black beans are the made ingredient! I also made Deliciously Ella's Zesty Easter Scones which are on her blog. They are absolutely delicious however mine have more of a muffin texture than a scone.
I topped the scone/muffins with a homemade strawberry jam. I litterally just chop some strawberries up, pop in a saucepan with a little water and boil. After about 10-15 mins I strain, blitz in the blender with a tablespoon of honey and leave to cool. YUM!