Friday, December 5, 2014

Energy Boosting Apple Snack

Energy Boosting Apple Snack

This snack is fantastic to have in the afternoon when most people start to feel sluggish.  Of course, if you had a healthy lunch of quality whole foods you shouldn’t be feeling super sluggish.  But, everyone has days that are harder than others and this snack will help you get through it with more energy.  It has healthy carbs for energy, lots of protein and fiber to keep you full and a good dose of healthy fats to help your body running at top speed!


½ an apple, skinned, cored and cubed

1 -1 ½ tbsp peanut butter, melted*

1 tbsp flax seeds**

1 tbsp chia seeds**

A few dashes of cinnamon (about 5)

2-3 dashes of nutmeg (optional)

Directions:  Place apple in a bowl, sprinkle with cinnamon and stir to coat the pieces.  Then add the peanut butter (you can melt the peanut butter by microwave or stove top) and seeds and stir to fully combine ingredients.  You can add in some dark chocolate chips or dried cherries, cranberries or raisins.  And, enjoy! Note: I often use Trader Joe’s Chia seed and Flax seed Peanut Butter, which is just peanuts, flax seed and chia seeds already blended, & in that case I’d just use 1 ½ tbsp of that peanut butter with the cinnamon.

*When I say peanut butter, I’m talking about all natural 100% peanut butter.  Not the stuff that says natural on the labels, but has oils, sugar and other ingredients in it.  the only ingredient in peanut butter should be peanuts, preferably organic.

**You can use a blend of chia seeds and flax seeds like I do, if so you can cut down to only 1 tbsp, unless you want a lot of the help good omega 3’s.

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