What do you eat to give you energy?

on Feb 10, 2010 @ 10:49 am

Are there any foods that you make sure you eat when you know you need to be alert and energized for the coming period of time, during which you may not have access to food?

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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.

Miss K
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.

Kate Comeau
@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!!

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