Try these low-sugar, high-fiber summertime snacks

- If you find yourself craving snacks but you can't find anything that satisfies your taste buds, these high-fiber and low-sugar recipes are for you!

Holistic Nutritionist Risa Groux has created some healthy snacks for summer that you'll love:

 

Sweet Potato Bites

Ingredients:

~1 organic sweet potato (yam)
~1 avocado
~Celtic sea salt to taste
~Optional garnish of cucumber slice, radish slice or
~½ cherry tomato

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potato and cut width wise to create circles approximately ¼- ½” thick. Place in oven for about 25-35 minutes or until center is soft and slightly browning. Let the sweet potato rounds cool.
Mash avocado in a bowl and mix in sea salt. Place a dollop on each sweet potato bite and garnish if so desired.

 

Almond Coconut Protein Balls

Ingredients:

~10 pitted Medjool dates
~1 ½ cups raw organic almonds
~1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
~1/2 cup almond butter
~2 tablespoons (1 scoop) Organic Newport Protein powder
~1 tablespoon coconut oil
~1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes for rolling

Directions:

Place all ingredients (except for coconut flakes for rolling) into a food processor and blend until well mixed (30-60 seconds).
With wet hands form mixture into ball shapes.  Roll balls into coconut flakes until covered.  Place on parchment on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for an hour or more. 

Makes about 8 balls
 

Cinnamon Vanilla Cashew Protein Balls

Ingredients:

~1/2 cup ground raw organic cashews
~1 heaping tablespoon of ground cinnamon
~1 scoop Organic Newport Protein powder
~1/2 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
~4 tablespoons of cashew butter
~1/2 cup coconut flakes
~1cap of vanilla extract

Directions:

Grind up the raw organic cashews in a food processor until ground.  Add all the other ingredients and blend until well mixed.
With wet hands form mixture into ball shapes.  Roll balls into coconut flakes until covered.  Place on parchment on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for an hour or more. 
Dust with additional cinnamon or chopped cashews if desired.

Makes about 8 balls

 

Hazelnut Chocolate Protein Balls

Ingredients:

~10 pitted Medjool dates
~2 cups dry roasted and unsalted hazelnuts
~4 tablespoons dark chocolate (or chocolate chips)
~4 tablespoons (2 scoops) of Organic Newport Protein powder

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well mixed (30-60 seconds).
With wet hands form mixture into ball shapes.  Refrigerate for an hour or more.

Makes about 8 balls 

 

Risa also took some time to speak with us backstage about the important of fiber and how much we need each day! 

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