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Snacks in between meals

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  1. Nekodaiden

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    A banana peanut butter chocolate shake:

    Frozen banana pieces (including peel), 2 spoonfuls of peanut butter, cocoa powder, date syrup and even a spoonful of kale powder (which everything else overpowered taste wise). It was delicious.

    A little less water and it could have passed for ice cream.
     
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    @Nekodaiden

    Does the peel alter the taste at all? I have never tried it and am wondering.
     
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    To be honest, it's been a long while since I tried eating/tasting the peel on it's own. I know in some cultures the peel is actually cooked on it's own and eaten. So that being said, I honestly don't remember except for a vague recollection of it tasting rather like nothing. Bland.

    I use bananas that are just yellow, not green or overly spotted. When I get them I wash them* then just cut them into small cylinders as they are, then freeze them until I want to use them in a shake or as a base for banana ice cream.

    *Washing the peels is suggested especially if the bananas you purchase are not organic, as I understand they are subject to pesticides.
     
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    Oatcakes, nuts and dates (and water). I take a healthy supply anywhere if I'm going to be out for a few hours - all quite calorie-dense, so there's never any need to go hungry.
     
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    I had a nice peach this afternoon.
     
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    Roasted chickpeas are addictive. There's tons of great recipes for them out there on the net.

    My usual snacks tend to be fruit - usually what's in season. I also have mixed nuts around if I want something savory/salty.

    Salted dark chocolate is also a favorite.
     
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    Oh yeah - and "energy balls". I figured out how to make that chocolate peppermint brownie Larabar flavor at home. It's a nice, indulgent treat.
     
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    At the moment I'm having a drink made from whole, just sprouted barley that has been crushed and gently heated. It is unlike barley tea in that it hasn't been roasted, and is not a clear extract into the liquid. Rather it's somewhat thick and cloudy. Sweetened with a little sugar because I don't have any date sugar on hand and couldn't be bothered to make some just for this. It is quite tasty and I am very curious as to the mineral and vitamin quantities in it, and any enzymes that are present.
     
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    Underactive thyroid or hyperthyroid? I was born with an under active thyroid.
    I've never really tried seaweed though. Sounds good and nutritious though.
     
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    I don't really eat between meals. I used to eat nuts and crisps but then it caused me to gain too much weight so the only thing I have between meals is water and herbal tea.
     
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    Hypothyroidism is typical with too much iodine.
     
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    Thanks for letting me know. I'll have to try some seaweed.
     
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    Kalamata olives just on their own as a snack today.
     
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    I do that too. I love olives!
     
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    Roasted barley "coffee"

    I had to try this. Simple to make, no sprouting required.

    Method used:

    Take whole barley which includes the germ and bran, and roast to desired darkness. Blend fine in a blender. Add to French press. Boil water, add to press. Add press but do not plunge. Wait 5-10 minutes to allow infusion of water soluble B vitamins and minerals into the hot water. Press, pour.

    Tastes similar to coffee. Vitamin and mineral content will vary on how much is used and how long infused.
     
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    Simpler version of banana chocolate drink:

    Water, Frozen banana pieces (including peel*), peanut butter, dates(heated in water to soften), cocoa powder, well blended.

    Soooo delicious.

    Guilt free and nutritious also:



    * If peel is included (do, because it's good for you), wash it before freezing banana pieces.
     
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    A mix of sprouted barley, cocoa powder and dates in a hot drink with Tahini milk.
     
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    I had an apple earlier today as a snack, and I will probably have another snack (maybe coconut based yogurt) tonight before bed.
     
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    I make these very often! Thanks to @Veganite for initially mentioning it - even though I liked his post I totally forgot he had.

    I've tried this with lentil sprouts as well. Didn't come out quite as well, but still good.
     

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