Energy foods and snacks that can help you feel alive!
29 January, 2016
I am mainly writing this post for myself (but thought you guys may be interested too), you see, since becoming a pescetarian I have noticed that my energy levels are below average, they were never very good in the first place but right now…it’s quite dangerous falling asleep whenever, wherever…and not only being tired, I can sometimes hardly even get through a workout without wanting to go to sleep.
I have an appointment with a naturopath this weekend to help with anything else (the function of my body is totally shot through right now) because let’s be honest, sometimes your body does lack certain things – being very healthy, I wondered why the hell I have been so…well, like SOOOOO so tired…my prediction is that I am low in iron and possibly anaemic – basically, my body isn’t functioning right.
Either way, I like to stay as healthy as possible still and natural energy boosts do seem to work for me when I really need them. Rather than going for the good old chocolate, or god forbid a disgusting sugar laden, heart pumping energy drink (they will remain nameless) I have compiled a list of foods that can help with those energy boosts through your day.
The best thing is…you won’t have a massive high then a desperately awful low…and they are all healthy options! Here are some natural energy options and below that are my approved energy snack ideas!
NATURAL ENERGY BOOST FOODS
- Oatmeal – carbs are a good energy source, oats are absorbed slower so give you a longer lasting boost
- Yoghurt – a great boost before a workout
- Prawns – helps with energy metabolism, boosts your energy and mood
- Strawberries – natural sugar (fructose) is a great option over a chocolate bar and also contains fiber
- Hummus – Contains carbs and proteins – the carbs in hummus will give you a nice boost of energy!
- Bananas – ahhh natures dessert! A great pre-workout snack for long lasting energy and a great source of potassium that helps with muscle function.
- Almonds – they contain electrolyte AND magnesium, magnesium is great for people who tire out easily when working out (this is so me!!)
- Popcorn – Air popped without the sugar and salt – these little suckers also contain fiber so they keep you full for longer!
- Eggs – Helps to rebuild muscles
- Honey – A spoonful of honey is nature’s equivalent of an energy drink.
- Sweet potato – These will help fight off midday fatigue
- Apples – Not only will an apple a day keep the doctor away, it’ll also give you a powerful jolt of energy.
- Oranges – This citrus fruit rations out energy steadily over time instead of giving you a quick sugar rush
Adelle’s approved energy snacks:
- Carrot and celery sticks and Hummus
- Greek Yoghurt with stewed apples and cinnamon
- Almond butter on bananas
- Oatmeal with mashed banana, vanilla bean and honey
- Fruit Plate (including oranges, bananas, strawberries, blueberries)
- Boiled Eggs with a sprinkle of paprika
- Smoothie; greek yoghurt, honey, frozen bananas, frozen strawberries, spinach, almond milk and dates
- A snack plate of almonds, popcorn, hummus and carrot sticks
- A glass of almond milk with vanilla and cinnamon
I hope this helps with those boosts of energy that you need – it’s a great way to keep your body nourished with natural goodness 🙂
Do you have any other energy approved snacks? Let me know in the comments below!
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