You know that annoying 3:00 pm no-energy zone of the afternoon? Instead of reaching for your third (or fourth) cup of coffee or longing for a cat nap, try one of these energy boosting pick-me-up snacks that are ultra easy to make and your body with thank you!
Mix 6 ounces of plain Greek Yogurt with 1 tablespoon of granola, a dab of honey and a few berries. The mix of grains, nuts and dried fruit in grand is packed with nutrients to super charge this snack! / Photo from Health.com
Spread 1 tablespoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread between 2 crisp bread crackers. Then, top with 1 sliced small banana (a wonderful energy-boosting carbohydrate). At 210 calories with 4g of protein, who can say no to this delicious treat? / Photo via Real Simple
3. Strawberry, Banana And Almond Butter Smoothie
The perfect post-workout drink to put the pep back in your step. Combine: 1 frozen peeled banana, 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 cup water in a blender. Season with salt at the end of blending to bring out the nutty taste of the almond butter. / Photo from Delish
4. Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites
These naturally sweetened energy bites taste like a chocolate walnut brownie but are 100% gluten free, vegan and protein-packed. Plus, they only use 5 ingredients! Check out the full recipe here!
5. Whole-Grain Raspberry Jam Bars
Tasty, low calorie, and packed with Vitamin B for the perfect on-the-go breakfast or midday snack. Here's how to make them!