Energy-Boosting Foods That AREN’T Coffee

Drink Fibre - EatHealthyLiveFit.comCoffee addicts know the feeling: you love the taste, the feeling and the boost that this warm beverage offers you, but sometimes, you don’t love the jittery sensation that comes with it and makes you stay awake until late in the night. Good news: there are many foods that can be energy-boosting and healthy, but are not coffee or contain caffeine. They can make your mornings easier and your body healthier and they won’t affect your good night’s sleep. They key is in complex carbs, healthy protein and fats or a good combination of all of these nutrients.

  1. Fruits + nuts. This is one of the best energy-boosting combos out there because it represents a mix of healthy fats (omega-3) and protein and complex sugars that release energy slowly. It doesn’t require any preparation and you can have it whenever you want.

  2. Low-fat chocolate milk. Especially if it’s a cold one, it’ll get you the refreshment and the energy you need. You can make it yourself or buy it, but beware to find a low-fat one. The milk contains protein and the chocolate will give it enough carbs for an immediate energy boost.

  3. Lentil chips and cheese spread. This is a strong combo of proteins and fiber that’ll provide you with enough energy to start functioning again.

  4. Balkan-style yoghurt and berries. This combination is again one of complex carbs coming from the fruits and protein from the yoghurt. Ideally, you should choose fresh berries and low-fat yoghurt for maximum benefits.

  5. Edamame beans. Roasted edamame beans can provide a lot of protein and fiber – a powerful combo for your energy deficiency. Add some herbs and spices, some olive oil and salt and roast the beans for 40 minutes at 375 degrees F.

  6. DIY energy bars. This simple, yet delicious snack will give your energy a boost in no time. They’re easy to make and the ingredients are easy to find. Best of all, there’s no baking involved. Grab some oats, some berries, peanut butter and honey. Whip up according to your wishes and form small balls or bars. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours and that’s it. No-bake energy-boosting snack.

  7. Kiwi fruit. A single serving of kiwi contains a lot of fiber, vitamin C, potassium and fruit sugars to keep you up and running. 2 fruits per day are ideal and you can add them to smoothies, fruit salads or just eat the fruit with no additions.

  8. Grapefruit and cottage cheese. This combo might not sound tasty, but it’s both tasty and energizing. Cottage cheese should be low-fat and with its generous amount of protein paired with the energizing taste and aroma of grapefruit, you’re in for an instant pick-me-up that’ll awaken you in a second.

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One Response to Energy-Boosting Foods That AREN’T Coffee

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    Happy Energetic Spring, Paula

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