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Healthy Snack Recipes

Papaya-Berry Yogurt Parfaits

Ingredients

3 containers (5.3 ounces each) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
5 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon juice
1 piece fresh ginger (about 2 inches)
1 papaya (1 pound), peeled, halved lengthwise, seeds discarded, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 package (6 ounces) fresh blackberries
1 package (6 ounces) fresh raspberries
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish
1/2 cup granola

Directions

In a small bowl combine yogurt, 3 tablespoons honey, and zest; set aside.

Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the ginger (no need to peel) into a small bowl. Squeeze ginger through a fine-meshed sieve or strainer placed over a medium bowl to get a total of 1 tablespoon ginger juice.

Discard pulp. To the bowl with the juice, add remaining 2 tablespoons honey and lemon juice; whisk to combine. Add papaya, blackberries, and raspberries and toss gently to coat.

To serve: Spoon half the fruit and juices among six 8-ounce tall glasses. Sprinkle chopped mint over the fruit. Top with half the yogurt mixture and half the granola. Layer with the remaining fruit, yogurt, and granola. Garnish with mint sprigs..

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Peanut Butter Raw Balls

1 cup of dry oats (you can also use Almond flour or Almond mix)
1/2 cup of Peanut Butter
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
1/3 cup of crushed nuts
1/3 cup of honey
2 scoops of Juice Plus+ Complete Chocolate shake mix

Put peanut butter and honey in a separate bowl and add a little bit of water and mix everything together with a spoon until the mixture is is more of a liquid consistency.

Put the rest of the ingredients in Vitamix (blender) and add peanut butter mixture. If it is too liquid, you can always add more peanut butter. Take a spoon and mold the mixture into round sized balls.Place all the balls on a plate or tray in the freezer.

It only takes 30minutes to one hour to freeze them. Let them thaw before eating. You can keep them in the cooler

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Apple Sandwiches

If you don’t have much time to cook healthy food, try these delicious apple sandwiches.

They are very easy to make. Spread nut butter (I used home made peanut butter) on the bottom then add gluten free oats, crashed nuts, cranberries, raisins, coconut flakes and cocoa nibs (or chocolate chips). Sprinkle with lemon juice. You will get a very powerful snack!

They contain a healthy combination of fat, protein and carbs. Enjoy!