You’re home from vacation and already missing the beach, the palm trees and all those yummy tropical eats. Don’t worry – we’re here to help you bring a little bit of that sunshine back onto your plate. Here are 5 healthy, tropical snack ideas to keep the vacation vibes going…
What is more delicious than guacamole?! Seriously. It’s creamy, savory, smooth and so, so yummy. Plus it’s packed full of healthy fats and nutrients. To keep your guacamole natural and tropical, try to use whole ingredients (no pre-mixes, please!) such as avocados, lemons, onion, fresh cilantro, chilis (if you like to keep things spicy) and sea salt. This delicious dip can be paired with tortilla chips, fresh cut veggies or even as a topper for tacos. Yum!
2. Fruit smoothie
The best way to get a taste the beach, the palm trees, and that warm breeze is in a tropical smoothie. Nothing is more tropical than a fruity mix of the best Mother Nature has to offer. Blend pineapple, mango, starfruit, banana, papaya, passion fruit, orange or any of your other favorite tropical fruits with coconut water and a little bit of ice and you’ll be instantly transported back into your favorite lounge chair at the beach.
3. Energy bites
A quick and easy pick-me-up for those long afternoons that will fill you with energy and make your taste buds swoon. All you need to do is mix together your favorite nuts, dried fruit and spices in a food processor, pack them into little balls and snack away! These are a guest favorite here at Anamaya and we even have a recipe on our Instagram.
4. Summer rolls
So fresh and so good. Summer rolls are crisp, crunchy, and packed full of nutritious fruit and vegetables. They are the perfect light and healthy snack for any time of day. Plus, they are super easy to make and are incredibly versatile. You can make these with any of your favorite produce – raw or cooked. To keep with our tropical vibe, we recommend adding fresh mango, avocado, cilantro, and a little lime juice. Your taste buds will thank you!
5. Fruit and cheese plate
We love a good fruit and cheese plate because it’s filling and fun. Tap into your creative side as you play with the combinations on your plate to hit the spot. Whether that be fresh baked bread, a tropical fruit mix, vegan or creamy cheese or whole grain crackers, the beauty is that it’s all up to you. This easy snack is great for sharing and especially enjoying poolside.