Snack time! For most of us, getting through the day without a mid-morning or mid-afternoon boost is virtually impossible. But sometimes, it feels increasingly challenging to find nutritious and satisfying between-meal bites that aren’t totally laden with sugar. The best snacks are of the well rounded variety—protein, fiber, and heart-healthy fats come together in a hunger-staving, energy-boosting medley. And of course, the best snacks are also mouth-wateringly delicious. It is possible to find (and make!) snacks that fit these criteria without the added sugar. Get ready for your 7-Day Sugar Detox Challenge with this all-star list of sugar-free snack ideas from some of our favorite bloggers. These treats are sure to satisfy your taste buds and keep you going until that next meal . . . without the evil sugar spike!
Nutella Collagen Protein Smoothie
Who hasn’t ever craved digging a spoon into a pot of Nutella? This Nutella Collagen Protein Smoothie will give you the same taste and satisfaction—along with a ton of health benefits. Thanks to roasted hazelnuts and cacao powder, you get the same creamy, mesmerizing taste of Nutella, while providing your body with antioxidants and vitamins. Vitamin E from the hazelnut gives you young, glowing skin, as well as a stronger immune system. And no need to fear any added sugar—the banana, packed with potassium, gives the smoothie a sweet, fresh taste. It also contains a load of tryptophan, combating depression and improving your mood. And we can’t forget the powerful collagen, which not only strengthens joints and ligaments to prevent injuries, but also speeds injury recovery time! Get the recipe here.
Ready to detox, anyone? Aside from giving your snacktime drink a rich purple color, beets provide a healthful dose of blood- and immune-boosting antioxidants and a no sugar added sweet factor unrivaled by other processed sugar sources. The collagen amps up the protein, making this a filling snack full of vitamins and antioxidants. So blend this one up: your heart (and tummy!) will thank you for it!
Superfood High Protein Cacao Balls
Do you love chocolate? This superfood high protein sugar free free snack will satisfy your cravings and keep you going throughout the day. Packed with superfoods including cacao powder, turmeric and collagen, they are easy and fun to make, and each bite has only 150 calories. Best of all, these nutrient dense bites have no added sugars, making them perfect for a sugar detox! A slightly crunchy nutrient dense bite sized treat with hints of chocolate, caramel, and vanilla make them the perfect healthy and addicted snack! Get the full recipe here.
Just grab a few simple ingredients and you can make a batch of these tart Lemon Coconut Power Bites in no time. Not only do they serve as a great after-dinner sugar free dessert indulgence, but they are also perfect for post-workout fuel or a pre-workout snack. Dates, lemon juice, oats, coconut and nuts combine to give you a citrus sweet bite. These ingredients are a concentrated source of energy that provide a balance of protein, fiber and healthy fats, plus iron, B vitamins and electrolyte nutrients, which will help you stay satisfied and your body running smoothly. There’s no added sugar, thanks to the sweetness of dates and coconut, so you can enjoy them as a nourishing on-the-go snack or dessert during a sugar detox or any time you’d like.
Naturally sweetened never tasted so good! Bananas and pitaya, both chock full of vitamins, give this satisfying smoothie an all-natural sweetness and thickness as well. Throw in some collagen for lots of extra benefits, including smoother skin and a healthier gut. A beautiful healthy smoothie that will brighten up your day.
These will quickly become a family favorite! They taste like a candy bar, but with no added sugar! Instead they are packed with lots of good for you ingredients, such as almond butter, flax and chia seeds. The collagen with 18 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids, provides lots of benefits including improving bone and joint health. Best of all, these bars are super easy to make and no-bake!
Here you have it: a chocolate pudding that’s not only sugar free, but also good for you. With the help of dates and bananas, you can naturally sweeten this pudding without all the processed sugar. Bananas and avocados are also chock full of potassium which go hand and hand with heart health. You can satisfy your sweet craving and help your heart at the same time!
No Sugar added? You bet. But this Avocado Mango Nice Cream recipe is also gluten-free and filled with lots of superfoods! The avocados are a rich source of folate, vitamins and potassium. The other fruits and greens provide even more fiber and other healthy goodness. The addition of collagen gives this “dessert” some healthy protein, along with benefits for your skin and joints. Next time you’re in need of a healthy pick-me-up, give this Nice Cream a whirl. It’ll blow your mind!
These babies are called crack bars for a reason: they are super addictive, delicious, and nourishing, and perfect for a meal on the go. They are packed full of heart-healthy nuts and seeds, which are made up of primarily mono and poly unsaturated fats. These types of fats help protect the heart from cardiovascular disease and stroke, and prevent plaque buildup in the arteries. You’ll also get a good source of dietary fiber, a nutrient essential for regular digestion and satiety. You’ll never want a store bought granola bar after having one of these!
Just prep the night before and you will have a healthy, no-sugar added snack waiting for you. Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse with protein, fiber, calcium and omega 3s! Plus the blueberries and the dates provide other nutritional goodness. You will love the natural sweetness and luscious taste of this snack!
Here’s a healthy snack that your kids will love to get in their lunch box! These banana bread granola bars are full of protein, potassium and iron. Plus the nuts provide lots of healthy fats that will help lower cholesterol and give you radiant skin and nails. This recipe will quickly become a family favorite!
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