Posts tagged with "snack"

Chocolate Coconut Banana Trail Mix

Posted July 31, 2014 in snack, coconut, dark chocolate and 9 more

I LOVE trail mix. It's such a satisfying and delicious snack that provides you with lots of energy. 

But when I buy a bag of trail mix or make a large batch at home, it's hard to stick to just one serving size. A serving of trail mix is usually just 1/4 of a cup or so.

That's why I like to make a single serving of trail mix for a quick afternoon snack, to eat before a workout or to satisfy my sweet tooth.

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Double Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Posted August 14, 2014 in smoothie, recipe, drink and 7 more

I whipped up this delicious smoothie to satisfy my sweet tooth one afternoon, and I am totally in love!

This would be perfect post-workout since I used protein powder, or have it for dessert to get your sweet fix.

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What I eat in snack emergencies

Posted August 19, 2014 in snack, KIND Bars, Hy-Vee and 4 more

*My local Hy-Vee provided me with KIND bars, but all opinions are my own

I don't know how many times I've been sitting at my desk at work, running errands or spending a day shopping and then suddenly...I NEED food! Not a meal, just a little something to give me an energy boost until my next meal.

I've been known to keep a healthy supply of purse snacks with me at all times. You know, purse nuts, purse bars, maybe even the occasional purse banana.

One of my fave on-the-go snacks are KIND bars. So I was beyond thrilled when Hy-Vee offered to let me try some flavors (FYI: I'm starting a new partnership with the Kearney Hy-Vee to review products that you may like!!). 

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Pre-Workout Energy Balls

Posted February 27, 2015 in workout, recipe, healthy eating and 6 more


Earlier this week, I made these delicious energy balls for my essential oils get together. They were a hit!

A perfect little healthy party snack, but an even better pre-workout energy booster. They're perfect to eat before a workout because of the carb/protein combo. (I also like to eat them to satisfy my sweet tooth)

I got the recipe from my office neighbor, Lee. She brings these energy balls to work every few months, and they always go fast! Lee was kind enough to allow me to share her recipe!

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Post-Workout Chocolate Smoothie

Posted June 10, 2015 in smoothie, recipe, healthy and 7 more

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I've been pretty obsessed with turmeric lately. I've mostly been putting it in my morning immunity boosting concoction - orange juice, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and honey (I'm getting ready to travel so I'm getting myself as healthy as possible!).

But after a run recently, I had a random idea to throw some turmeric in my chocolate smoothie. Sounds weird, I know. Especially since turmeric is a savory spice used in curry. But turmeric contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds (source), so I thought it would be the perfect smoothie add-in after a workout. Because inflammation occurs in muscles after workouts, I try to eat anti-inflammatory foods to prevent soreness.

I also think turmeric is a magical healing spice. Seriously!

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Blueberry Almond Chia Pudding

Posted June 12, 2015 in chia pudding, chia seeds, recipe and 8 more

Chia pudding is one of my favorite sweet snacks. I always crave a little sweet treat in the afternoons, and a bowl of chia pudding always satisfies my sweet tooth.

Chia seeds are packed full of fiber, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, so I'm also getting a nutritious little snack.

I'm currently obsessed with berries. Berries are finally flavorful and affordable enough to buy, so I've been buying them all!

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The Superfood You Must Add to Your Green Smoothies

Posted July 7, 2015 in smoothies, spirulina, snack and 5 more

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*Nuts.com provided the inspiration for me to share how I use spirulina.

During the summer, I am a smoothie-making machine! I actually love smoothies all year round, but smoothies taste even more delicious when it's extra hot outside.

I really don't have a go-to smoothie. I like to mix things up to keep my smoothies interesting. But I do love making green smoothies. They always turn out so beautifully, and they are packed with nutrients.

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One of the ingredients I always add to my green smoothies is spirulina, a blue-green micro-algae that grows in fresh water lakes and streams. Why?!?!? You might be asking me/yourself.

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Chocolate Superfood Snack Balls

Posted July 28, 2015 in snack balls, healthy eating, healthy living and 8 more


I created another snack ball recipe! I'm created quite the collection of these recipes here on Sweet Success.

Cashew Cookie Balls

Pre-Workout Energy Balls

Post-Workout Vanilla Protein Balls

I love making energy balls or snack balls because they're the perfect little snack before or after workouts, or to satisfy my sweet tooth. For me, they take the place of store-bought bars. While I do think there are some great snack bars out there (KIND and Larabars are my faves), I do think it's more cost effective to make your own.

I usually throw together snack balls with the ingredients I have on hand. For these Chocolate Superfood Balls, I got the bright idea to throw all of my favorite superfoods together to create a nutrient-dense snack ball that would satisfy my sweet cravings.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Smoothie

Posted March 1, 2016 in peanut butter, smoothie, snack and 6 more


Happy National Peanut Butter Lovers Day!

I celebrate this holiday every day because peanut butter is one of my favorite foods. But because it's a national holiday, we can celebrate peanut butter even more!

My go-to sweet treat is a banana with natural peanut butter. Sometimes I'll melt dark chocolate into the peanut butter if I'm craving chocolate. 

But I also like to add peanut butter to my smoothies!

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