|curious also! on Feb 10, 2010 @ 12:25 pm|
As a busy mom, I always need extra energy. I would love to know your tips beyond the mandatory 10 cups of coffee ;)
I usually carry a little ziploc baggie or individual-sized package of my favourite nutty-type trail mix, which currently consists of peanuts, cashews, raisins, and M&Ms;. It's a great mid-afternoon pickmeup that gives the needed chocolate rush but also a ton of protein and fiber.
Ali de Bold
|Almonds on Feb 10, 2010 @ 12:57 pm|
I keep a stash of roasted almonds at home and at the office. If I'm hungry in a pinch, they are a great energy source. I also like to add them to my salads. If I'm out and about, I'll grab a bag from Starbucks that they keep at the register. Check the expiry date though. If they are even slightly stale it's just not the same.
|yes yes.... on Feb 10, 2010 @ 03:20 pm|
I love the trail mix option....if I don't make my own I buy one called 'nudi fruiti' it is so good and has a lot of 'different' combinations (like toasted coconut and kiwi). Its so tasty!
I also make smoothies and then put them in one of those thermal cups-mine usually consist of vega complete protein, a scoop of green powder, frozen berries, and a teaspon of agave syrup. Protein keeps me going and the berries give me a little burst not to mention allllll the fiber!
I have also tried those 5 hour energy shots-they are 'eh' taste wise, but I like the combination of B vitamins in it. EmergenC is also pretty good :)
If I am really really dragging, I will resort to a cup of coffee or an espresso shot....but that's maybe once in a blue moon.
|snacks on Feb 11, 2010 @ 07:24 pm|
I try to get my fix of veggies and fruits and that generally gets me through the day. That plus coffee, I am very much a coffee drinker - a cup of freshly brewed coffee from home or a tall 2 pump toffee nut soy americano misto from Starbucks. (being a barista has its perks I guess)
Blueberries, cranberries, almonds, sunflower seeds, spinach, broccoli are all my top energy foods to get me through long days.
|@mamaluv on Feb 24, 2010 @ 02:27 pm|
Try adding pumpkin seeds and roasted soy nuts to your mix- soy nuts are a better source of protein and pumpkin seeds provide iron- important for us girls!!