Energy Boosting Snacks

Do you find yourself in a slump after 2:30 everyday? Is your stomach growling by the end of the day? If you are like most office workers, you find that you have trouble focusing on your work in the afternoon. Fear not, there is something you can do about it. Here are a few healthy snacks that will help you power through the rest of your workday.

 

Whole Wheat Toast with Avocados

Whole wheat bread contains a good amount of fiber and can help you have better digestion and lower cholesterol. Avocados are great sources of vitamins B, C, E, K, folates, and potassium. They are also rich in healthy fats.

 

Bananas

America’s most popular fruit is also one of the best if you are feeling an energy slump. Bananas are loaded with electrolytes and potassium, making them the perfect pick-me-up.

 

Dark Chocolate

Not all sweets are void of health benefits. Dark chocolate is known for featuring the natural stimulant theobromine (also found in coffee). Pair it with an ice cold glass of water for a great end-of-day snack.

If you are tired of having the same snacks each day, here are a few different snack ideas.

 

Raspberry Coconut Oil Bites

This is a paleo-friendly snack for those of you who attend a CrossFit gym after work.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 bag freeze-dried raspberries
  • 1 tsp raw honey

Directions:

  1. Melt the coconut oil.
  2. Combine all of your ingredients in a high-speed blender.
  3. Pour mixed ingredients into a muffin tin, refrigerate until solid.

 

Oatmeal Energy Bites

This is a great snack when you have a day on the road or need something portable that won’t make a mess. This should make about 20-24 oatmeal bites.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Create teaspoon-sized balls and place them on a sheet of parchment paper.
  3. Freeze for one hour or until ingredients are firmly combined.

 

Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

This recipe makes 18 bite-sized snacks.

Ingredients:

  • 15 pitted Medjool dates (can be found at most health stores)
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients, but the chocolate chips (use a food processor if you have one).
  2. Process until your mixture can form a dough ball. Add the mixture into a large bowl and stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Roll your dough into one inch balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Throw the energy bites in the freezer for one-half hour or until they are slightly firm.
  5. Move them into the fridge and enjoy!

 

Recipes Inspired By:

Skinny Mom

ancestral-nutrition.com

hip2save.com

wholeandheavenlyoven.com

 

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