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5 Energy Foods

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Work, school, family, friends…that makes for a very busy life. There are so many things to do in a day, and sometimes I don’t always have enough energy. Sure, you can down an energy drink to get an extra kick, but that only lasts for so long and I’d rather eat foods that can give me a burst of energy. Yes, there are foods out there that are naturally energizing.

 

Vanilla Yogurt

Yogurt is a great snack food that can boost your energy and help you lose weight. Enjoy it by itself, mix it with granola and fruit, or add it to your next smoothie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowl of Spinach

 

 

Spinach is a great source of iron, which is responsible for supplying oxygen to the brain , meaning it can make you feel more alert. If you’re not a fan of spinach, add some to your next smoothie—you won’t even taste this energy food.

 

 

 

Glass of Fruit

 

 

Fruit is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the workday. Fruit has good carbs, fiber, and lots of vitamins and minerals. So grab an apple or banana to get you through the day, or make your favorite fruit smoothie in the morning and bring it with you to work.

 

 

 

Bowls of various Hummus Flavors

 

Made from chickpeas, hummus is low in fat, high in protein, and packed with vitamins and minerals. Try this spread with fresh veggies and on whole wheat pita bread.

 

 

Oatmeal

 

 

Oatmeal is broken down slowly by the body, providing energy all day long. Try topping a bowl with some of your favorite fresh fruit.

What are your favorite energy foods?

4 thoughts on “5 Energy Foods

    1. Kelli Farley Post author

      Hi Willie,
      Yes, you can grind coffee beans in the blender. However, it will pit and possibly stain the jar if done consistently. The recommended speed is “speed 3″ and blend until the desired grind is reached.

      Reply
  1. jeffrey howard

    do you sacrifice the fiber content of the foods you are blending when you blend them? does the blender break down purines from food so that it passes through the body without causing Gout attacks– is there a way that the blender can be used to help eliminate or reduce the gout attacks?

    Reply
    1. Kelli Farley Post author

      Fiber is not sacrificed when foods are blended. One great thing about the blender is that it maintains the integrity of the food, no nutrients are lost. The blender does not break down purines, our registered dietitian recommends eating a low-purine diet for someone suffering from gout.

      Reply

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