Healthy Study Snacks That Also Help You Achieve Your Spring Break Bod

We’ve all had late night cravings. If you’ve been eating healthy all day, the last thing you want is celery and baby carrots to satisfy you. Don’t stress anymore! You can still love a late night dessert while working on your Spring Break bod. Each of these recipes require cheap ingredients, low cooking skills, are super simple, vegan and will satisfy you without all that guilt.

Here are a few of my favorite go-to healthy study snacks:

1. Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

Ingredients: (serves 1)

  • ½ cup of old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup of almond milk or water
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp. of peanut butter
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. of pure maple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Combine the oats and liquid into a microwavable safe bowl (Note: make sure the bowl is a little bigger than necessary or else the oatmeal will overflow in the microwave).
  2. Microwave on high for a minute and half. Be cautious of it possibly overflowing while heating up.
  3. Slice up your banana and place on top of the oats.
  4. Drizzle on the peanut butter and maple syrup.
  5. Top it off with cinnamon (optional).

 

2. Mint Chocolate Chip Mint "Nice" Cream

This is one of my all time favorite desserts. Nice cream trumps ice cream by far. What makes it so special? It takes just like ice cream, but rather than being packed with dairy and sugar it’s made with frozen ripe bananas! Nice cream is sweet, creamy, nourishing, and incredibly simple!

Ingredients: (serves 1-2)

  • 2 overripe, frozen bananas
  • 1/8 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • pinch of spirulina or natural food coloring (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup of coconut cream for a richer taste (optional)
  • 1/3 cup of vegan chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Peel and cut your overripe bananas into pieces, then freeze in an airtight bag or container.
  2. To make the ice cream, blend all ingredients with your frozen bananas until completely smooth.
  3. Serve immediately in a bowl, or transfer to a container and freeze until firm, then scoop out with an ice cream scoop.
  4. Add any toppings of your choosing and enjoy!

3. No Bake Brownie Bites 

This one is for all those chocolate lovers out there! Honestly, I can’t get enough of these. When I make them, I’m lucky if they last two days #treatyourself. Not only are they super chocolaty and delicious, they’re also an easy on-the-go snack to give you a healthy boost throughout the day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of oat flour - simply grind oats in a blender
  • ½ cup of nut butter of your choosing
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cacao powder

 

            Instructions:

  1. In a heat proof bowl, mix together your nut butter and maple syrup. Heat in a microwave for about a minute until the ingredients are smooth.
  2.  Then add in the oat flour, cacao powder, and vanilla extract. Mix well into a thick and doughy consistency.
  3. Add in the chocolate chips and mix them throughout your mixture with your hands.
  4. If need be, add in a tablespoon of plant milk if the mixture is too dry (optional).
  5. With a tablespoon, scoop out the dough and roll them into balls to be placed in on a lined small baking tray. Place in the freeze for 15 minutes before enjoying to allow for hardening. Store excess in the fridge.

 

All of these recipes are perfect, not only for dessert, but also breakfast too ladies! That’s right, they’re super healthy, energizing and delicious. Now it’s time to enjoy your treats while still feeling and looking your best (& getting all that pesky homework done)!!

HCXO, 

Cailee