Shawn Johnson's the body department - Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth

Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth

I am always saying how I have a big sweet tooth so I thought I’d share some of those satisfying snacks I’m loving lately.

1. Yasso frozen greek yogurt bars in sea salt caramel flavor
I’m pretty sure I’ve raved about these bars before, but this flavor is heavenly. They are made with protein-packed greek yogurt but taste like an actual ice cream bar with delicious caramel swirled in. I don’t know how they do it!
At 100 calories, it’s totally okay if you eat two in one day (been there, done that).

Shawn Johnson's the body department - Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth
2. About Time Whey Protein Shake in peanut butter flavor
About Time was kind enough to send over a few of their products for me to sample which interested me because About Time protein products are gluten-free, lactose-free, and stevia-sweetened. I’m always skeptical of protein powders because they never taste that great, but this peanut butter flavor tasted awesome with some vanilla almond milk shaken in.

I loved having this in my purse as a sweet snack on the go and being able to recycle the bottle and not carry around a shaker afterwards.

Shawn Johnson's the body department - Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth

3. EnerChi bites
I won some EnerChi bites from someone else’s giveaway a couple months ago and recently have been loving them. They are gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and all natural snacks with a texture similar to Larabars.

They are the perfect sweet pre-workout or after dinner bite. I was sent Cocoa Date, Coconut Oatmeal Raisin, and Apple Cinnamon bites. I thought the Cocoa Date would be my favorite but lately I’m digging the apple cinnamon which taste like little pie bites. EnerChi bites have a great kickstarter campaign running right now so if you’re interested in them, check it out!

Shawn Johnson's the body department - Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth
3. Strawberries
I found a ridiculous sale (3 packs for $5!) on strawberries at the grocery store this week so I have been eating them everyday.

A favorite dessert this week has been sliced strawberries topped with whipped cream. I found TruWhip at the store which is non-GMO, gluten-free, and made with all natural sweeteners and no processed crap.

Shawn Johnson's the body department - Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth
The other night I got fancy and drizzled a chocolate shell on top.

I made the chocolate shell by simply mixing 2 tablespoons of liquid coconut oil (my jar is liquid due to the heat but if not, microwave for 20 seconds) and 2-3 teaspoons of cacao powder (cocoa powder works fine), and a few drops of liquid stevia (you could use any sweetener you’d like!). I mixed everything together in a bowl, drizzled on my strawberries, and popped in the freezer for 10 seconds.

4. Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
If any of my Hood to Coast teammates read this, they will definitely agree about this snack. In our vans’ snack boxes there was a big bag of peanut butter filled pretzels from Costco. Let’s just say I’m pretty sure our bag was empty by the time the trip ended.

I love the combination of sweet peanut butter and the salty pretzel, and they made great fuel for running!I don’t know if I can buy these similar ones from Trader Joe’s without finishing the bag in 2 days.
Shawn Johnson's the body department - Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth5. Blender Chocolate Banana Avocado Pudding

Shawn Johnson's the body department - Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth
I had tweeted my photo of my chocolate pudding I whipped up in my NutriNinja yesterday and Ninja Kitchen decided it would be a great Labor Day treat so I’m putting it up on the blog! Last night I literally just wanted something post-dinner to satisfy my sweet tooth so I did a take on my chocolate avocado mousse. Everything was just thrown in my NutriNinja and blended within seconds!

Shawn Johnson's the body department - Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth
(Makes: 1 serving)

Ingredients:
1 banana (skin removed)
1 small avocado (pitted and skin removed)
2 tbsp cacao powder (cocoa powder works fine)
1/2 cup almond milk
5 drops of liquid stevia (any sweetener you have on hand works-honey,agave,sugar,etc!)

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a blend and pulse until smooth. Serve & enjoy

Shawn Johnson's the body department - Healthy Snacks for Your Sweet Tooth
Of course I topped it with more fresh strawberries because chocolate and strawberries are quite the pair.

*This was originally published on Lauren’s blog, breathdeeplyandsmile.com. For more from Lauren visit www.breathedeeplyandsmile.comt!