Foods for Fast Energy

Updated: Jan 18, 2021

You need loads of energy to get through your day. When you feel like slacking or low on energy, you most likely need to get some nutrient-dense foods in your system. Here are some foods that will give you a quick boost of lasting energy without the crash. 

1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the easiest and most delicious meals ever. Oatmeal contains the healthy type of carbs that are a great source of energy. They help metabolize the energy in your body by providing nutrients like vitamin B, thiamine, folate and niacin. Oatmeal is personalized energy! You can throw in whatever ingredients you like. To enjoy a warm bowl of delicious oatmeal, try this recipe: 

Boil two scoops of oatmeal in a pinch of salt, a cup of water. Cook until the water is absorbed and it looks a little soupy. Once done, you can add nuts, raisins, peanut butter or my personal favourite, blueberries.

2. Plant based Yogurt

Yogurt may be an easy thing to snack on, but it also provides your body with an incredible amount of energy. There are so many non-dairy yogurts on the market these days. Soy in particular is great because the protein helps slow food digestion so you can store the energy for a longer period of time. There are also some excellent coconut yogurts as well. 

3. Hummus

This Mediterranean dish is made from various herbs, spices, and chickpeas. It also contains olive oil, lemon juice, and sesame seed paste. These ingredients provide the nutrients and healthy carbs needed to help our bodies produce energy.  They also contain healthy fats and protein, which means that you will be able to store that energy for a longer period of time. I also recently made a homemade hummus out of cannellini beans which was delicious. Beet hummus is popular too!

4. Strawberry

Strawberries contain natural fructose, which gives you a quick yet sustainable boost of energy. You eat them raw or add them to your oatmeal, acai bowls or smoothies. 

5. Spinach

Mitochondria are the powerhouse of cells. Spinach contains nitrates that are responsible for improving the efficiency of mitochondria, helping provide energy to your cells. 

6. Bananas

Bananas not only provide your body with energy but also help in storing it. They make a perfect snack before you head to the gym.  

Try adding some of these foods to your diet to boost your energy levels and power up your body’s performance. Clean whole foods are always best! I’d love to hear some of your favourite energy snacks in the comments below.

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