Even though the holidays are over, that doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself every now and again. Evolve supplies us with three scrumptious snacks that are health-conscious and the perfect way to keep your cravings at bay.

Vegan Protein Brownies

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 scoops EVOLVE® Plant-Based Protein Chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup Almond Butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey or honey substitute
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • Garnish: fresh fruit, cocoa powder, whole nuts, almond butter

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Calories: 226
  • Protein: 8.78g
  • Fat: 14.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.67g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.59g
  • Sugars: 5.91g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 114mg

DIRECTIONS

  1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In small bowl, combine flour and next 5 ingredients.
  3. In medium microwave-safe bowl, heat almond butter 30 seconds on HIGH, stirring until smooth.
  4. Add coconut oil and remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Gently fold in flour mixture.
  5. Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 8 -x 8-inch baking pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until set. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
  6. Garnish, if desired.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 banana, cut into 2-inch pieces, frozen
  • ½ cup pureed pumpkin, chilled
  • 1 scoop EVOLVE® Plant-Based Protein Vanilla
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Garnish: toasted pumpkin seeds, granola, chopped toasted walnuts

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Calories: 257
  • Protein: 13.44g
  • Fat: 4.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.08g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.10g
  • Sugars: 22.58g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 887mg

DIRECTIONS

  1.  In blender, place banana and remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
  2. Transfer to serving bowl.
  3. Garnish, if desired.

Thin Mint Protein Balls

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup pitted Madjool dates
  • ½ cup crispy rice cereal
  • ¼ cup cashew nuts
  • 3 tablespoons EVOLVE® Plant-Based Protein Chocolate
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Calories: 127
  • Protein: 3.71g
  • Fat: 2.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.71g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.00g
  • Sugars: 17.30g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 89.35mg

DIRECTIONS

  1.  In food processor, combine dates and next 5 ingredients.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Shape into 1 ½-inch balls.
  4. Store in air-tight container in refrigerator until ready to use.