3 Protein Packed Vegetarian Snacks

3 Protein Packed Vegetarian Snacks

Written by: Kat Gal

Where do you get your protein? Vegetarians and vegans just love hearing that… Not!

Living a vegan, vegetarian or mostly plant-based lifestyle doesn’t mean that you are lacking protein. There is an abundance of plant-based protein sources out there: nuts, seeds, legumes, beans, whole grains, pseudograins and yes, even greens and vegetables.

If you are still worried, you can always turn to a plant-based protein powder for a boost of protein. Organifi Complete Protein Powder is there to rescue you with high quality superfoods, plenty of protein and remedying vitamins for ultimate energy and strength.

But what if you are just looking for an easy snack instead of a filling meal? Your options are endless, from smoothies to bars, there are so many choices.

Try these 3 protein packed vegetarian snacks to meet your energy needs, help your recovery after a workout and keep you feeling satisfied.

Overnight Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tbsp Organifi Complete Protein Powder (Chocolate flavor)
  • 1 tbsp natural almond butter
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp raw honey (or maple syrup)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of your blender the night before.
2. Place it in your fridge for at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
3. Blend it in your blender until smooth and creamy.
4. Enjoy as is, or add fruits, seeds, or nuts as a topping.

No Bake Protein Energy Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup Organifi Complete Protein Powder (vanilla flavor)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 3 tbsp natural honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅙ cup goji berries
  • ⅙ cup dates
  • 2-4 tbsp almond milk

Instructions:

1. Add the oats, cinnamon, ginger, protein powder and seeds to a bowl.
2. Stir in the almond butter, honey and vanilla extract. Combine well.
3. Add the dates and goji berries.
4. Slowly add the almond milk and combine it in the meantime with your hands until it turns into a sticky ball, holding together nicely. If it is too dry to hold shape, add more milk, but it shouldn’t get too mushy.
5. Roll small balls with your hands.
6. Place them in your fridge for at least 30 minutes. Store in your fridge.

Banana Nut Quinoa Protein Bars

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup uncooked quinoa + water for cooking
  • 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp Organifi Complete Protein Powder (vanilla flavor)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 2 flax eggs or chia eggs
  • 6 tbsp honey (or maple syrup or date paste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

1. Cook your quinoa according to the directions on the package, then cook for about 10 minutes.
2. Preheat your oven at 350F.
3. Using a 9 x 9 inch or similar baking dish. Grease it with coconut oil cooking spray.
4. Add the oats, walnuts, cashews, chia, flax, baking powder, cinnamon and Organifi Complete Protein to a bowl.
5. In another bowl, mash your bananas.
6. Melt your coconut oil until it turns into liquid. Mix it with your almond butter and bananas until nicely combined.
7. Add the flax egg, almond milk, honey (or maple syrup) and vanilla to the banana mix and stir well.
8. Add the quinoa to the mix and stir well.
9. Now mix the dry and wet ingredients until well combined.
10. Spread it nicely across your baking dish.
11. Bake for about 25 minutes then cool completely.
12. Slice it and store it in your fridge. 

All of the tasty, protein-rich recipes include our Organifi Complete Protein Powder, which fills your body with healthy plant-based protein and vitamin with the help of countless superfoods.

Have you tried our Organifi Complete Protein Powder yet? Have your used it in any fun recipes? Share in the comments below. We would love to try your recipes and hear your Organifi stories.

Organifi Complete Protein is our very own VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, ORGANIC protein powder that doubles as a multivitamin! It’s creamy and delicious. Getting enough daily protein has been shown to help support weight loss, muscle tone, improve immunity and boost energy. Get your bottle here.

About The Author

Kat Gal is the creator of Long Distance Relationship Help (http://longdistancerelationshiphelp.com/), a site which offers tips, tools, inspiration and resources to create a successful and happy relationships, no matter where in the world you may be. She knows from personal experience that love is possible despite the miles, you just have to navigate your way around it. She is passionate about the world and finds her creativity outlet as a writer and educator. You can follow her on her website and her Facebook page.




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