5 Energy Boosting Snacks

Watching this video inspired me to write this post about some additional energy boosting snacks that do not contain caffeine or processed sugars.

1. Apple and Peanut Butter

Apples are a great source of vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber. The natural sugars in the apple will be sure to provide you with energy fast. The peanut butter contains a lot of protein, which will help you feel full and satisfied.

2. Popcorn

Popcorn also contains fiber which will help fill you up in between meals. However, make sure you get the fat-free kind because buttered popcorn contains a lot of saturated fat that can be harmful to your health and provides your body with zero benefits.

3. Vegetables and Hummus

Again, vegetables are a great source of fiber and provide your body with various vitamins and nutrients. Hummus is personally one of my favorite snacks (I highly recommend the Trader Joe’s brand). Hummus also has lots of protein since it is made from garbanzo beans. Red peppers, carrots, and even asparagus all taste great with hummus.

4.  Plain non-fat Yogurt and fresh blueberries

Yogurt is also a good source of protein. Opt for plain yogurt because many flavored yogurts are packed with artificial sugars.  Adding fresh fruit like blueberries will give it a naturally sweetened taste.

5. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great source of whole grains. Buy plain oatmeal to avoid processed sugars and instead add fruit to boost flavor. Blueberries, strawberries, and bananas all taste great in oatmeal!

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