It’s 2:30pm and you’re stuck in a rut, daydreaming of an afternoon nap. We’ve all been there! When you’re hard at work, it’s easy for your brain to start losing fuel. Keep a few of these snacks on hand and you’ll be getting that kick of energy you need to get you through the rest of your workday!
Fruits with high vitamin C, such as oranges and pineapples, are packed with healthy sugars that burn fat, ultimately giving you that energy burst you need.
Tip: Adding citrus to your drink or food has the ability to increase your alertness by its scent alone!
Peanut Butter is rich in nutrients, proteins, and healthy fats; providing abundant energy! The magnesium in PB also slows down the energy release, keeping you awake and alert for longer.
Tip: Dip a banana in peanut butter and you have a snack made in high-protein heaven!
Whole grains are rich in fiber, iron, and vitamins B & E. Like Peanut Butter, whole grains break down slower than simple sugars, giving you a slower and sustained energy release.
Tip: Pair some whole-grain crackers with your favorite cheese! Cheese provides you with calcium and protein, not only giving you energy, but building your bones.
Almonds contain a combination of energy-inducing nutrients, such as, vitamin E, magnesium, and vitamin B2. Magnesium alone multitasks in producing energy, boosting moods, relieving stress, and improving the immune system!
Tip: Make a trail mix with almonds, dried fruit, and whole grains for a snack full of fiber and protein.
Hummus is a dish made with pureed chickpeas, sesame seed paste, olive oil, and lemon juice. The carbs from the chickpeas produce the energy boost, while the proteins slow down the rapid release of energy.
Tip: Pair a hummus dip with your favorite vegetables!