Wanna know what to eat for more energy?
I know, working from home can either cause you to forget about eating altogether or have you walking back and forth from the fridge every couple hours when you’re low on energy or hit writer’s block!
But if you’re sick of staring at your screen and contemplating that second (or fifth) cup of coffee I’ve got you covered with 8 energy boosting foods to give you a nice kick and have you knocking the socks off your to do list again!
here we go!
Honey is an amazing food for boosting energy because it is a carb blend (meaning its a mix of fructose and glucose) as well as loads of antioxidants and vitamins and minerals. Try having some honey in your water (this is also an amazing pre-workout fuel!)
Try: honey lemon & cinnamon in warm water (you’ll love it)
Eggs are a powerhouse food because of their unique blend of amino acids (protein) and healthy fats as well as being an excellent source of choline which is essential for brain development and mood stabilization (bye-bye mood swings)
Try: adding a hardboiled bad-boy on top of your salad at lunch!
Salmon is one of my favourite energy boosting foods because of it’s super high omega 3 content which is vital for so many bodily functions including boosting energy and mood.
Try: having salmon & veggies for lunch
4. Brown Rice
Yum! This is an awesome way to pump some energy into your day. Brown rice is mega-loaded with manganese which helps to produce energy from carbs and proteins & also creates an important antioxidant called SOD which prevents damage from free radicals produced in energy production! Bonus.
Try: adding some delish brown rice to your salmon!
Almonds are my favourite “purse snack” (read: pop me in your purse so you don’t turn into a hangry devil when you’re out and about) these little pieces of heaven are loaded with healthy fats, protein and fiber which is the key to preventing blood sugar spikes and crashes which influence your energy levels (and weight gain).
Try: pop em in your purse or in the top drawer of your desk!
Bananas are chock full of b vitamins which are the essential building blocks for energy production. I don’t recommend eating it on its own though since it can spike your blood sugar and lead to a crash as I mentioned earlier which will influence your mood and fat storage (no thank you).
Try: bananas and peanut butter (maybe on toast if you wanna feel like a kid again!)
7. Water (with lemon)
Ok this isn’t exactly a food per-se but it is one of my fave energy producers in order for our bodies to make energy they need food, air and WATER. Eating all these delish foods mentioned before will do nothing for your energy levels if you’re dehydrated! So buy yourself a fancy water bottle that you fall in love with drinking out of and get in at least 2L per day to stay at the top of your game!
Try: a big ol’ glass of water. Extra points for adding lemon for vitamin c!
8. Green Tea
Alright, maybe I’m cheating again but I couldn’t write a blog post on energy boosters without including green tea. This is a great option to sub in for your afternoon coffee and even has an entrepreneur’s secret weapon… caffeine. Buuuuut the amazing thing about green tea is that the phytonutrients in the leaves, combined with the caffeine produce a longer lasting caffeine boost as well as a calming affect (forget coffee shakes!) without the energy crash of the caffeine in coffee. This is something to get hooked on people!
Try: if you’re not quite sold on the taste of green tea yet, ease your way into it with blends! They sell many green tea blends (my fave is raspberry green tea!)