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10 Healthy Superfood Snack Ideas to Curb Your Snack Cravings

by Vickie Chin on May 26, 2023

Picture this: It’s the middle of the day and you’re feeling low on energy. You want to snack but don’t have anything healthy on hand, so you resort to your standard bag of chips and carry on with your day.

If this sounds like you, it may be time to re-evaluate the effects of these snacks on your health.

Snacking is a normal part of the average person’s day and can be a healthy response to your body’s demand for food. Yet, snacking on overly-processed, unhealthy foods doesn’t quite cut it. You may find yourself returning to your snack supply again and again without ever feeling truly full.

The solution? Throw out your processed snacks and replace them with the healthy snacking ideas below.

Superfoods are packed with nutritional value that can help boost your health and improve your diet. These foods often contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds. While most superfoods are either fruits or vegetables, they can also include lean proteins like fish.

In this article, we are giving your snack routine a makeover. Join us as we cover 10 awesome superfood snack ideas that are quick and easy to whip up. Plus, all of these healthy snack recipes are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and free of refined sugars.

Keep reading to learn a variety of easy healthy snack ideas with its recipes to help curb your snack cravings!

10 Great Superfood Recipes for Easy Healthy Snacks

When it comes to healthy snacking, superfoods are incredibly versatile. These foods can be used to craft a variety of tasty treats that leave you feeling full and satisfied.

Here are ten recipe ideas for superfood snacks:

Almond butter cacao balls

1. Almond Butter Cacao Balls

Who doesn’t love chocolate as a snack?

These almond butter cacao balls are packed with nutritional value while still being able to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. For this superfood snack, you will need:

  • 1/3 cup of almond butter
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup of sprouted chia and flax
  • 2 tbsp yacon syrup or another sweetener
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • A pinch of salt

In total, these easy healthy snacks take roughly 25 minutes to prepare and require no baking — simply pop these cacao balls in the fridge and let them chill for roughly 20 minutes before digging in!

Check out the full recipe for almond butter cacao balls here.

No Bake Brownies

2. No Bake Brownies

If you thought brownies couldn’t get any better, think again.

These no-bake brownies are easy to prepare and full of nutrients without sacrificing any of the deliciousness that comes from a freshly made brownie.

For this superfood snack idea, you will need:

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2/3 cup raw walnuts
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Since there is no baking required in this recipe, these brownies are quick to make — though they will need some time to chill in the fridge.

Take a look at the no-bake brownie recipe and add it to your recipe book!

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Donuts

3. Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Donuts

When picturing a healthy diet, we often imagine a life without the joy of pastries and sweets — but this vanilla cake donut recipe is here to change that way of thinking.

This healthy snack recipe is a little more involved than the other snacks on this list but the payoff for your hard work is well worth it. For this recipe, you will need:

Dough Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp sprouted chia and flax
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/3 cup monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1.75 cups sprouted brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup liquid sweetener of choice (we recommend maple syrup or yacon syrup)
  • 1/4 cup of melted coconut spread
  • 1/2 tsp beet latte mix
  • 1/2 tsp chocolate latte mix or cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp of crushed and roasted baru seeds

In total, this recipe takes around 25 minutes to prepare, 25 minutes to bake, and 5 to 10 minutes to glaze.

Check out the full GF vanilla cake donut recipe here.

Superfood Popsicles

4. Superfood Popsicles

For a refreshing and sweet snack for a hot day, enjoy a homemade superfood popsicle.

Superfood popsicles are great because they are easy healthy snacks to make and incredibly customizable. While we recommend the matcha or cranberry flavors, you can easily sub out these ingredients for a variety of different flavors, such as mint or berries.

The ingredients required in this recipe include:

  • 1 tbsp coconut milk powder
  • 1 tsp matcha OR 1 tbsp probiotic cranberry supreme (or an alternative flavoring of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp yacon syrup or another sweetener
  • 1 cup of filtered water

Preparing these popsicles only takes around five minutes in total. However, you will need to chill these popsicles in your freezer overnight before they are ready to eat.

Click here to follow the superfood popsicle recipe step-by-step.

Chocolate Baru Butter Cups

5. Chocolate Baru Butter Cups

Move over Reese’s peanut butter cups — there’s a new butter cup in town.

Baru butter is an excellent alternative to peanuts that is both lower in calories and packed with nutrients. Plus, the flavor of baru butter is so similar to peanut butter you will barely notice a difference!

For this baru butter cup recipe, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp yacon syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of baru butter for each cup

This superfood snack is quick to prepare but requires patience as it will need to chill for at least 45 minutes.

Read the full chocolate baru butter cup recipe here.

Cranberry Coconut Freezer Bars

6. Cranberry Coconut Freezer Bars

Cool off on a hot day with a tasty cranberry coconut freezer bar.

These frozen treats are full of healthy fats and probiotics, all while being free of refined sugars!

For this recipe, you will need:

Bar Crust Base Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil

Coconut Mixture Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup coconut spread
  • 1/3 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 6 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cranberry Cashew Base Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil

Middle Layer Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut spread
  • 1 tbsp full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp probiotic cranberry supreme

While these bars take only around 15 minutes to prepare, they do need an hour or more in the freezer to finish. Luckily, these bars are long-lasting and can be kept in your freezer for up to a month!

Follow the cranberry coconut freezer bar recipe here.

Chocolate Keto Ice Cream with Baru Butter

7. Chocolate Keto Ice Cream with Baru Butter

Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth, because we’re making ice cream!

This keto-friendly baru ice cream recipe is great for a sunny day or for a sweet dessert after a satisfying meal. To make this ice cream, you will need:

  • 1 can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen avocado
  • 1/2 cup baru butter
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2-3 tbsp of yacon syrup (or as much sweetener as you like!)

This easy healthy recipe takes just five minutes to prepare and requires around 30 minutes of chilling before it is ready.

Check out the full chocolate baru butter ice cream recipe here.

Pro-Berry Vegan Cheesecake Bites

8. Pro-Berry Vegan Cheesecake Bites

There’s nothing quite as comforting as a decadent bite of cheesecake — and with this recipe, that bite of cheesecake comes with incredible nutrients and health benefits.

Our pro-berry vegan cheesecake bites are a recipe to remember. To make this recipe, you will need:

Cheesecake Base Ingredients:

  • 16 graham crushed graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup dates (soaked in boiling water for 2 minutes first)
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups cashews soaked in boiling water for a minimum of 30 minutes 
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk (shaken)
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup dates (soaked in boiling water for 2 minutes first)
  • 2 tbsp of Delicious Berry Blast smoothie mix

You will need roughly 20 minutes of prep time and an hour of chill time to make these cheesecake bites.

Review the full recipe for pro-berry vegan cheesecake bites here.

No-Bake Matcha Bars

9. No-Bake Matcha Bars

Matcha is an excellent superfood for boosting your energy and reducing inflammation. With this superfood snack idea, you can take your daily cup of matcha and transform it into a delightful treat.

For this matcha bar recipe, you will need:

Matcha Bar Base Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil

Matcha Bar Filling Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups cashews, soaked in boiling water for at least 20 minutes first 
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk (shaken)
  • 1/2 cup dates, (soaked in boiling water for 2 minutes first)
  • 1-2 tbsp hot water
  • 2-3 tsp matcha

Plan for around 20 minutes of prep time and an hour of chilling for this recipe.

Check out the full no-bake matcha bite recipe here.

Chocolate Chip & Baru Seed Sticky Buns

10. Chocolate Chip & Baru Seed Sticky Buns

For our last snack on this list, we have the iconic sticky buns.

Sticky buns are a staple in all bakeries and a beloved treat amongst sweet lovers. Though this dessert-like snack is known for being packed with sugar, this recipe takes a healthy twist on this pastry.

For this recipe, you will need:

Dough Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk made 
  • 3 tbsp sugar or coconut palm sugar
  • 2.25 tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2.75 cups flour

Cinnamon Filling Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped chocolate chips
  • 1 cup roasted baru seeds

Baru Nut Topping Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup roasted baru seeds
  • 1/4 cup yacon syrup

Make this baru seed sticky bun recipe today by checking out the step-by-step instructions here.

Final Thoughts: Buy Organic Traditions to Improve Your Snack Game

At Organic Traditions, we have a variety of superfood products to help you boost the health factor of your pantry and enjoy easy-to-make healthy snacks that are just as tasty as they are nutritious.

While you’re here, make sure to check out our full category of recipes, including a variety of smoothies and drinks to keep you satisfied and energized throughout the day.

Remember — the key to successful dietary change is consistency! Working these healthy snack recipes into your daily eating and food prep routine is a great way to improve your snacking habits.