Easy Snack

Rice Cakes: Do you Love ’em or Hate ’em??

I have been meal prepping which has been successful the past 2 weeks, but one thing I forgot to incorporate was snacks! How could I forget?! as a junk food lover I usually opt for a mini size candy bar or a small prepackaged fruit pie but even those aren’t the healthiest. Today I was craving something sweet and there was no candy bars or fruit pies to suffice my sugar craving.

During my last grocery run I brought whole wheat rice cakes as a healthy snack but no matter what flavor they are, it just taste too plain so I threw on some fruit, peanut butter and ground cinnamon for flavor and it tasted just fine! I should’ve added some flax seeds and cacao nibs for the added fiber and antioxidants.

Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Lately I’ve been drinking smoothies for breakfast or lunch because it is a easy way for me to consume my needed vitamins and also helps subdue my sugar cravings.

Ingredients:

A Blender
1-2 Bananas
6 oz Blackberries
3/4 Cup Califia Farms “Vanilla Almond Milk”
1 Ice Cube
Glass Cup
Chia Seeds
Straw (optional)

Directions:

I think the basic directions go without saying,

I usually just guesstimate the ratio of fruit to milk, I don’t add any sweeteners as I rely on the almond milk for its sweetness.

Aloe Smoothie Recipe

Aloe Vera has numerous benefits from easing sunburned skin and eczema to boosting your immune system,lowering high blood pressure and soothing achy muscles

This recipe can be modified, but this is how I make my own Aloe Vera Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 Banana
1/2 cup of Aloe Vera pulp
1 cup of Coconut Milk
Maple Syrup to taste
1 tbs of Chia Seeds

You can include other additives such as water or protein powder, coconut oil, honey or stevia instead of maple syrup and flax seeds instead of chia seeds.

If you try it please feel free to leave your feedback!