ROASTED GARBANZO BEANS AND MORE!

One of my favorite snacks. Super simple and great for parties!
What you will need…
1 Can of Garbanzo Beans per person and any spices to create the taste that you are craving. I will list my favorites below.
I know one can seems like a lot but once cooked they’ll be gone quite quickly.
Empty can of beans in collander and thoroughly drain and wash to get rid of all the liquid/salt etc.
Let beans dry a bit on paper towel. I’d say around 30 minutes. They roast faster when dryer to begin with.
Spray foil on cookie sheet with Pam or Olive Oil
In large bowl add garbanzo beans, 1 teaspoon olive oil and your favorite spice/mixture (see below for options).
Pour contents of bowl onto cookie sheet and cook on 425-450 degrees (depending on oven temps) for a good 25-30 minutes. Serve in dish and be done!
If you are looking to incorporate more for a heartier snack I like to add gluten free pretzals as well as corn and/or rice chexs. So yummy…
Roasted Garbanzo Beans are also a great replacement for croutons on salads.
Spices I’ve added that taste amazing…
Sesame Oil/Sesame Seeds
BBQ Steak RubOnion and Garlic
Cinnamon and Sugar
Turmeric and Cayenne Pepper
Lime Juice and Pink Himalayan Salt
Lemon Juice and Black Pepper

VEGAN ICE CREAM

As I am trying to eat as dairy free as possible and still have a sweet tooth I have created a delicious dairy free/vegan dessert to enjoy. I even eat it for breakfast sometimes!

Ingredients

4 Bananas makes a 2-3 servings

Pick a fruit that you love! Mixed Berries, Mangos, Pineapple. Add in 2 cups.

Vanilla/Stevia to sweeten. Optional.

Cinnamon for flavor. This is optional.

Blend in mixer until smooth and freeze.

Smaller portions are best as the block will end up frozen solid and difficult to eat.

The next batch I am going to make will be in large ice cube trays for portions.

Flavors…

Pumpkin. Add 1/2 can of pumkin

Mint Chocolate: Add Dark Cacao Nibs/Chips and Fresh Mint

Peanut Butter/Chocolate: Add PB Fit or regualr peanut butter and dark cacao nibs/chips. Tastes like a Reese’s

Honey, Cinnamon Spiced. I like to add Nutmeg.

Strawberry: You guessed it. Strawberries.

Need a crunch? I like to add granola every now and then…

Bananas will always be the base! Then just add your favorite flavor and freeze for about 4 hours.

Next step….

Enjoy your new dairy free/vegan ice cream!

 

 

PROTEIN BALLS-GLUTEN FREE

If you are someone who is always on the go then this simple recipe for protein balls is just what you need. They are the perfect kick of energy that you will need to get you through a busy day.

Ingredients

1 Can of Pumpkin

4 tablespoons PB Fit or Peanut Butter (Optional)

1/2 cup Protein Powder (Optional)

2 tablespoons Chia Seeds

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Vanilla

3 cups Gluten Free Oats

1-2 teaspoons Honey

1 packet Stevia (optional)

Have a favorite spice? Add that too! Sometimes I also add Pumpkin Spice!

What to do…

Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Roll mixture (about two-three tablespoons) into balls.

Freeze and Enjoy! Two-Three will make you full!