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High Protein Vegan Snack Recipes

Daily snacks between your main meals are essential for your mind and body to function properly. Make sure to have enough protein in your system as well, so you can move forward fully energetic! The following Vegan Snack Recipes are super yummy and full of protein.

Power Packed Granola

Each of these munchies is packed with nearly 12 grams of protein.

 Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup buckwheat groats
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup Medjool dates – pitted
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. flax seed meal
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

 Method

  • Preheat oven to 300 °F.
  • In a bowl combine the oats, groats, sunflower seeds, salt and cinnamon.
  • Melt the coconut oil and add it to a blender along with maple syrup, pitted dates, flax seed meal, vanilla extract and a little water. Pulse a couple of times until sticky liquid is formed.
  • Mix the dry ingredients with the sweet, sticky liquid.
  • Spread the mixture on a lined baking tray and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the granola from the oven, cool for 20 minutes and slice into bars. (You can even sprinkle some finely sliced dates on top before slicing.)

Roasted Chickpea Popcorn

One cup of chickpeas yields 39 grams of protein.

 Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. all-purpose seasoning or herbamare seasoning
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ⅓ cup chickpea flour or garbanzo flour (also called gram flour or besan).
  • 1 tbsp. mustard

 Method

  • Preheat oven to 300 °F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the chickpea flour, yeast, salt, seasoning and a bit of water. Mix together until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Add the mustard.
  • Add the chickpeas and combine well to coat each chickpea evenly.
  • Spread out the chickpeas over the parchment sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes. Make sure you stir and turn the chickpeas with a fork half way through baking.

Hemp and Chia Energy Balls

1 tablespoon of hemp protein powder gives you 5.3 grams of protein. 2 tablespoons of chia seeds give you 4 grams of protein.

 Ingredients

  • 1 cup Medjool dates (pitted)
  • ¾ cup almonds
  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp. hemp protein powder

 Method

  • Add the nuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon and cacao powders, as well as the hemp protein powder in a mixer or processor, and pulse until you get a powdery mixture.
  • Then add the dates, coconut oil and water, and pulse a few more times until you get a sticky mixture. Adjust oil and water amounts if needed.
  • Roll into balls and refrigerate for a few hours until they harden.

Easy Hummus

 Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 4 tbsp. tahini
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. cumin powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder (or 2-3 cloves of garlic – crushed)
  • Water
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

 Method

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve with pita bread, vegetables, or vegan crackers.
  • Tip: For extra protein, mix in toasted pine nuts when you blend the above ingredients.

High Protein Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

This simple snack can be made within minutes and contains nearly 13.6 grams of protein.

 Ingredients

  • One banana sliced lengthwise
  • ½ tbsp. peanut butter
  • ½ oz. vanilla/chocolate flavored vegan protein powder.

 Method

  • In a small bowl, mix the peanut butter with the vegan powder. You can add a little water to make it smooth and spreadable.
  • Scoop the mixture and spread it evenly on one slice of the banana.
  • Put the other slice of banana on top and enjoy.

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