15 Healthy Vegan Summer Snack Recipes

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Once in a while, it's important to treat yourself to an evening of mouthwatering snacks and delicious wine. 

"Mouthwatering snacks" doesn't have to mean deep-fried or sugar-filled. In fact, unwinding with unhealthy foods and sugary wines does more harm than good. You're punishing your body by feeding it food it can't get any nutritional value from, and undoing all the hard work you've done towards leading a healthy, active lifestyle. 

The best way to pamper yourself, and your body, is by preparing delicious, healthy foods that don't make you feel guilty the next day. You'll enjoy the breadth and variety of flavors, and healthy snacks don't lead to cravings in the same way junk food does

Read on to discover 15 of our favorite delectable vegan recipes and a biohacked Smartvine wine to pair with each one. All of the recipes are vegan, and most are suitable for keto, paleo and organic diets, too.  

Crunchy Spiced Roast Chickpeas

Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — Red

We can't explain why, but when you put chickpeas in the oven, something magical happens. Simply brush pre-cooked chickpeas with olive oil and bake at 400F for about 15-20 minutes. Once they're ready, coat them in your favorite spices (ground cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper are excellent choices!) and munch away.
We've chosen a Californian Grenache/Malbec red because it'll stand up to any seasonings you add to your peas.

Cassava Tortilla Chips with Kale Pesto

Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — White

Enjoy these classic chips from our new Wine Party Recipe Guide

Start with a package of grain-free cassava flour tortillas. Cut into wedges and fry in a small amount of coconut oil until golden brown. Strain, and gently dust with sea salt. 

Mix chopped kale, pine nuts, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic to make a vibrant kale pesto dip.
Pair these two with Smartvine's refreshingly zesty Sauvignon Blanc/Grenache blanc for heavenly results.  

Garlic Mushroom Tostadas

    Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — Rosé

    We adore mushrooms. Cook them with garlic and thyme and pair with crunchy tostadas for a delicious snack that's both quick and nutrient-rich. 

    Smartvine's light fruity Rosé wine pairs majestically with this dish because it refreshes the palate and compliments the earthy mushrooms. All of Smartvine's vegan wines are suitable for people who prefer organic, paleo, low-sugar, keto, low carb, and pesticide-free food and drink.   

    Caramelized Onion Vol Au Vents

      Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — White

      You can get premade vol au vents or make them yourself... but caramelizing the onions is the fun part. Cook onions with just a pinch of raw sugar for 30 to 40 minutes and watch them transform into a beautiful jam-like consistency. Match it with Smartvine white wine to cut through the richness of the onions and lift the entire dish.

      Apple and Cinnamon Crisps

        Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — Rosé

        Just because you're living a healthful low sugar lifestyle doesn't mean you can't enjoy the occasional fruity sweet treat, although these may not be suitable if you're keto. Either use a dehydrator or the oven to crisp-up Granny Smith apple slices and sprinkle with cinnamon. Granny Smith apples are lowest in sugar, so you can enjoy this sweet treat while still keeping your sugar intake low. We've paired these pretend candies with the equally sweet and lovely Smartvine Rosé. 

        Dairy free Fennel Yogurt Dip

          Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 - White

          This dairy free dip goes great with anything, especially organic chicken kebabs. To make it, simply combine 1 cup of plain coconut yogurt, ½ cup grated fennel, 1 tbsp. of lemon juice, and ½ to a whole clove of minced garlic. Chill and cover until ready to serve. 

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          Traditional Italian Bruschetta

            Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — White

            On a warm day, few light bites are as satisfying as traditional bruschetta. Toast an artisanal sourdough, brush generously with garlic and add chopped tomatoes, basil, and onions. Pair with our Sauvignon Blanc dominant white wine and feel as if you're relaxing on the beautiful Italian coastline.  

            Psst! These scrumptious treats don’t just have to be for you, either. All these recipes make lovely party snacks, too! If you want to extend the fun to your network, why not become a Smartvine affiliate? Spread the love to your friends and families, plus earn commission (and some other sweet perks) for yourself, too!

            Maple and Pecan Popcorn

              Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — Rosé

              Sometimes you need a quick fix of something sweet — and you don't need to turn to the junk food aisle in the supermarket. Try making plain, organic popcorn and coating it with raw organic crushed pecans and monk fruit maple syrup for a treat that feels much more indulgent and naughty than it is. People with a sweet tooth with love matching it with our low-sugar vegan rosé wine. 

              Caramelized Banana with Spices

                Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — Red

                Another delicious sweet treat that's perfect for paleo vegan diets is caramelized banana—coat a banana with coconut sugar and pan fry. Towards the end, sprinkle with a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It will be mind blowing. We think this snack is perfect with a bold, fruity vegan red wine.  

                Watermelon Pizza

                  Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — Rosé

                  You can get creative with watermelon pizzas. The watermelon is the base, dairy-free yogurt is the sauce, and then you top it any way you like. We love few things more than sitting outside eating watermelon pizza and sipping rosé wine.

                  Hummus and Keto Breadsticks

                    Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — White

                    Why not try to make the keto breadsticks from our recipe book? It's easy to make your own hummus, too. Just blend chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic, and olive oil in a food processor or by hand. 

                    You can add as many additional flavors as you like, or keep it classic. We think vegan white wine is the perfect pairing for breadsticks and hummus.

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                    Pineapple and Vegan Cheese

                      Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — White

                      As children, you might have tried pineapple and cheese sticks. Well, vegan cheese made from nuts like almonds or cashews goes way better than dairy. This snack is so easy to make, and it tastes terrific with our vegan Sauvignon Blanc. There are lots of vegan ‘cheese’ choices out there, but our favorites are the delicious options from The Uncreamery, like Dill Havarti or Smoked Gouda.

                      Nut Butter and Dark Chocolate Cups

                        Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — Red

                        Melt raw, organic almond or cashew butter together with organic 90% cocoa dark chocolate and set in cup molds in the refrigerator. These protein-packed bites taste amazing — they're almost as guilt-free as Smartvine's hangover remedy-infused red wine. 

                        Olives and Sundried Tomatoes in Vine Leaves

                          Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — Rosé

                          A lovely but straightforward snack is olives wrapped in vine leaves (or spinach if you don't have vine leaves handy). Add dried oregano, fresh basil, and a drop of olive oil for a marvelous Mediterranean morsel. The sweetness of our rosé perfectly offsets the bitter olive while complimenting the sundried tomato. 

                          Courgette Fries

                            Matching wine: Smartvine 2017 — Rosé

                            Forget potato fries; courgette fries are way tastier and much better for you. Instead of using a fat fryer, use an air fryer to make them wonderfully crispy, without the worst types of fat

                            If you're ready to prepare some of these scrumptious flavors for yourself, head over to Smartvine and stock up on vegan wines to match your summer snacks.  

                            Whipping up a dish that pairs well with a Red? We’re pleased to announce the release of our new Malbec Red Wine


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