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Problems: It is the final stretch of my pregnancy, and I am craving SWEETS! But, I know that sugary, processed snacks make me feel lousy. And, every time I eat anything too heavy, I feel stuffed and uncomfortable for days...yes, literally for days. On top of that it is winter…in Florida. I am craving winter flavors + colors (think hot coco, pumpkin spice, peppermint bark) but it is too hot outside to enjoy my typical go to winter snacks.
So, what is this hormonal pregnant mama to do? Make this vegan vanilla yogurt and goji berry bark. It turns out that this creation not only satisfied my pregnancy and winter cravings, but also it is an easy-to-make healthy snack that my whole family loves! How is that for a win-win?
Give it a try. It might just become your new favorite too!
Vegan Vanilla Yogurt + Goji Berry [Bark]
1 1/2 cups vegan yogurt (I like to use the plain cashew yogurt from Forager Project)
1 tsp organic vanilla powder (or you can use vanilla yogurt)
1 organic banana
1 tbs chopped walnuts
2 tbs cacao nibs
2 tbs goji berries
1-2 tbs raw maple almond butter (or other nut butter of your choice. (I used Maranatha; see below)
Combine yogurt + banana in high speed blender or food processor until smooth
Pour mixture on parchment-lined baking sheet
Sprinkle walnuts, cacao nibs + goji berries on top
Put soft almond butter into a plastic bag and cut toff the corner. Squeeze bag to drizzle the nut butter all over yogurt. You can always add more later.
Freeze 2-4 hours (or until frozen)
Once frozen, break into smaller pieces and enjoy!