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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?