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Healthy Vegan Snacks Review & Homemade Macadamia Nut Milk (*GIVEAWAY)

posted by Melissa Huggins August 15, 2017 27 Comments

Prevent making bad food choices when you’re hungry. Keep a bag of healthy vegan snacks by your side to keep you on track. I’m totally digging these Fuel Snacks by Foodie Fuel and I think you will, too. Enter the giveaway below to have four bags of your own. Plus, I’m sharing my favorite recipe for Creamy Macadamia Nut Milk. 

Prevent making bad food choices when you're hungry. Keep a bag of healthy vegan snacks by your side to keep you on track. I'm totally digging these Fuel Snacks by Foodie Fuel and I think you will, too. Plus, I'm sharing my favorite recipe for Creamy Macadamia Nut Milk.
Thank you, Foodie Fuel for sponsoring this post. Healthy vegan snacks to fuel and power your day! All opinions are my own. 

I love making my own healthy vegan snacks (like my No-Bake Granola Bars), but I don’t always have time and it’s nice to have an alternative to keep in the pantry. Now that Grant is in school full-time, I need to make sure he has healthy snacks to get him through the day. Besides being healthy, they need to taste good or he won’t eat them and I don’t blame him. Some healthier snacks taste like cardboard and that’s never fun.

Store-bought snacks are convenient, but they often have additives that I don’t like, and are loaded with unnecessary sugar. Snacks like that just cause a crash and burn effect and children shouldn’t feel that way in school.

Thankfully, a company called Foodie Fuel recently contacted me and offered to send me their Fuel Snacks to try out. I read the ingredients and I was extremely happy with them, so I accepted their offer. I was also excited to try them because their snacks are nut-free, and that is perfect for Grant’s school lunch.

Prevent making bad food choices when you're hungry. Keep a bag of healthy vegan snacks by your side to keep you on track. I'm totally digging these Fuel Snacks by Foodie Fuel and I think you will, too. Plus, I'm sharing my favorite recipe for Creamy Macadamia Nut Milk.
Taste testing day

A few days later, a package arrived with four bags of Foodie Fuel’s signature flavors: Swiss Chocolate, Cinnamon Ginger, Coconut Vanilla and Butter Toffee. They all just sounded so good and I was excited to dig in.

Grant was with me when the package arrived and he helped me sample each flavor. I went for the Swiss Chocolate first and Grant chose the Coconut Vanilla. I was very impressed with the chocolate flavor. It didn’t have an aftertaste or bitterness to it and it had a subtle sweetness from the coconut sugar. I really enjoyed the balance of texture too. The bite-sized squares are crunchy, but they have a chewiness when you eat them.

The ultimate test was when Grant went in for more. He happily tried each flavor and gave them two thumbs up. He liked them all but kept going back for the Coconut Vanilla. I was really happy because I had a healthy and convenient snack to put in his lunch now. Luckily, I saw them at my local Sprouts so I can pick them up anytime. Foodie Fuel also sells them directly on their site and they have a store locator here.

Personally, I liked all the flavors, but if I had to choose just one, I would choose the Swiss Chocolate flavor as my favorite. So, I’ll be picking up a bag for myself, too. * You can win four bags of your own in the giveaway below.

Prevent making bad food choices when you're hungry. Keep a bag of healthy vegan snacks by your side to keep you on track. I'm totally digging these Fuel Snacks by Foodie Fuel and I think you will, too. Plus, I'm sharing my favorite recipe for Creamy Macadamia Nut Milk.

So, what’s in them?

Here are the base ingredients for each flavor:

  • Organic sunflower seeds
  • Organic coconut sugar
  • Organic golden flax seeds
  • Organic pumpkin seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Himalayan sea salt.

Pretty impressive, huh? Now that’s what I call superfood snacks! I love that their ingredients are short, simple and healthy. This bite-sized snack is packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, omega-3, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

Together, these ingredients will provide your body with the energy it needs until your next meal. You’ll be fueled with raw energy that contains all essential amino acids (complete protein). Plus, these snacks are low-glycemic and have slow burning carbs to keep you going.

Prevent making bad food choices when you're hungry. Keep a bag of healthy vegan snacks by your side to keep you on track. I'm totally digging these Fuel Snacks by Foodie Fuel and I think you will, too. Plus, I'm sharing my favorite recipe for Creamy Macadamia Nut Milk.

Foodie Fuel Snacks are also:

  • USDA certified
  • Certified gluten-free
  • Certified non-GMO
  • Certified Vegan
  • Paleo friendly

These healthy vegan snacks are perfect for back-to-school, pre or post workouts, late night munchies, traveling, and for work to keep you away from the evil vending machine.

Enjoy them:

  • Straight out of the bag
  • With nut butter
  • As a topping for vegan yogurt, overnight oats or pudding
  • With fruit
  • Like a bowl of cereal
  • Or my new favorite…with a glass of homemade Macadamia Nut Milk (*recipe below)

 

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Creamy Macadamia Nut Milk
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This homemade Macadamia Nut Milk is rich, creamy and nutritious. It's gluten-free, dairy-free & delicious!

Course: Drinks
Recipe Type: Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 196 kcal
Author: Melissa Huggins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts , raw. Soaked in water for 2-4 hours
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 6 medjool dates , pitted (or more depending on desired sweetness) *see note
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt (or preferred salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse macadamia nuts, discard water

  2. Add filtered water and nuts to a blender and pulverize for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Pour mixture into nut milk bag, over a big bowl. Squeeze firmly, until most of the liquid is released.

  4. Rinse blender out and pour the strained milk back in the blender. Add the vanilla extract, salt, dates and cinnamon. Blend until creamy and smooth and date particles aren't floating around. Taste for sweetness and adjust as needed.
  5. You can enjoy it right away, or cover and place in the fridge. It will last about 3-4 day
Recipe Notes

* I leave the nuts soaking at room temperature. If I soak longer, I place them in the fridge. 


*Prep time doesn't include the soaking time for the macadamia nuts.


*If the dates aren't soft & somewhat moist, soak them in water for 15 minutes, before using. Drain well.



*If you don't have dates, you can use about 1/4 cup maple syrup instead (more if desired).


 

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Macadamia Nut Milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Sodium 202mg 8%
Potassium 303mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 16g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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Prevent making bad food choices when you're hungry. Keep a bag of healthy vegan snacks by your side to keep you on track. I'm totally digging these Fuel Snacks by Foodie Fuel and I think you will, too. Plus, I'm sharing my favorite recipe for Creamy Macadamia Nut Milk.

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27 Comments

Suzanne August 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm

these sound great

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Maryann August 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm

These sound so good!

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Lydia Claire August 17, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Definitely the Butter Toffee! They all sound yummy. =)

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Elizabeth W August 17, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Cinnamon Ginger!

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Jenn August 18, 2017 at 6:26 am

I have been loving the toffee flavor the most, but they are all so delicious! And I love love love that they are nut-free so I can send them to school!

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Christine August 18, 2017 at 10:59 am

These sound wonderful. Coconut vanilla pops out at me. My two favorite flavor combinations.

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Melissa Huggins August 20, 2017 at 11:30 pm

Hi Christine, thanks for stopping by. My son LOVES the Coconut Vanilla. Good luck 🙂

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Dee August 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm

These all sound good but my vote would be the Swiss Chocolate!

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Melissa Huggins August 20, 2017 at 11:27 pm

Totally my fave too! Good luck 🙂

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jacquie August 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm

it’s a toss up between the cinnamon and the coconut.

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Melissa Huggins August 20, 2017 at 11:27 pm

They’re both so good! Good luck 🙂

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Mariely Jaurrieta-Islas August 19, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Would be lovely to get to try these treats?

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Melissa Huggins August 20, 2017 at 11:25 pm

Hi, Mariely! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 Good luck xo

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Mariely Jaurrieta-Islas August 19, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Chocolate for sure!

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DealinDiva August 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm

The butter toffee sounds amazing!

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Melissa Huggins August 20, 2017 at 11:23 pm

It’s really good! 🙂

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Elaine M August 20, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Chocolate is always a favourite. But they all sound charming.

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Melissa Huggins August 20, 2017 at 11:23 pm

My favorite too 🙂

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Kristen August 20, 2017 at 3:57 pm

I’d like to try the Butter Toffee.

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Melissa Huggins August 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm

That’s a yummy choice 🙂

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Tim August 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm

I am most interested in the butter toffee variety.

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Corrine August 21, 2017 at 4:22 pm

The Cinnamon Ginger flavor sounds very intriguing so I would try those first!

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Brittany Koelmel August 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Swiss chocolate sounds amazing!!!

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Kimmy Ripley August 21, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Tough choice but I will go with Coconut Vanilla! Thank you so much for the opportunity to try these. I am a big time foodie and new foods excite me.

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Carrie Smith August 22, 2017 at 2:11 pm

I would love to try the butter toffee!

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Carol September 7, 2017 at 7:00 am

Macadamia nuts are my husbands favorite. I will have to try making this milk.

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Dawn September 11, 2017 at 7:21 am

This looks awesome!

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