I've said it before and I'll say it again: people who can go straight from breakfast to lunch without a snack are crazy. Don't even get me started on people who can go without breakfast in the morning!

I feel like I'm always snacking, or counting down the minutes until I can eat my snack. When I worked in an office I almost always took a snack into meetings with me (#sorrynotsorry), which is a trait I get from my mom who almost always has a piece of string cheese in her purse.

Today I want to share my favorite easy and energy boosting mid-morning snacks to get you through the morning until you can eat lunch.

Smoothies // Probably my #1 mid-morning snack. I love smoothies because they're so versatile, and such an easy way to sneak in fruits and veggies in the winter (and year round!). 

My smoothies generally consist of a green base (spinach or kale), frozen fruit (mango, strawberries, blueberries, peaches), protein powder, a superfood for an extra boost (flax, chia seeds, etc.), and something for creaminess (1/4 avocado or 1/2 banana).

Right now my favorite combo is: 1/2 cup spinach, 1/2 cup frozen mango, 1/2 frozen banana, protein powder, ground flax, and 1/2 inch of diced ginger. It's super refreshing!

Granola + Yogurt // This snack is perfect when you want a crunch. I love layering yogurt, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and granola in the summer, but again, the options are truly endless.

Just be sure to put the granola on top (or in a separate container!) so it doesn't get soggy. Nobody likes soggy granola!

Apple + Cinnamon // Another one of my favorites because it only requires TWO ingredients! First of all, I love apples. Always have! But I have a totally irrational fear of biting into apples and my teeth falling out. Anyone else? Anyway... 

This snack is perfect because you get the goodness of apple slices and the deliciousness of cinnamon sprinkled on top. It totally tastes like an apple pie! When I'm on the go, I put everything in a plastic bag so I just have to shake it up and it's all ready! Bonus: you can 100% reuse the bag and make this snack multiple days in a row to go green. 😉

If you're eating this snack at home, add some PB on the side for some extra protein. 

Chia Seed Pudding // I definitely don't eat this snack as much as I should, but I love some chia seed pudding. My favorite is apple pie flavor (are you sensing a trend here?) because it tastes like an unhealthy snack but it's totally not! Chia seeds are a superfood and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, iron, and calcium.

All you have to do to make this snack is soak the chia seeds in apple sauce and mix in apples and cinnamon once it reaches a porridge-like consistency. Recipe from Tone It Up here!

Mini-Muffins // Another favorite. I know I've said that often in this post, but seriously, I love snacking. These are great because you can spread them out over the course of an hour or two and then when you finish it's almost time for lunch!

My favorites are these pumpkin oat muffins, these blueberry lemon zest muffins, and these apple muffins. I'm actually thinking of doing a round up of my favorite muffins (including some #butmostlyeating originals...) so stay tuned!

What are your go-to mid-morning snacks?

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