Looking forward to
sunny weather and warmer days also means ramped-up activity. So many of us
become more active in the months ahead and spend a lot more time outside. It is
important to remember that an increase in exercise should be accompanied by an
increase in fuel for the body.
What are the best
snacks for energy and peak performance? We did a little research and came up
with the following list…
Snacks that Pack a
Snacks that give you
energy also keep you feeling full longer. Good news -- these snacks don’t have
to be boring. Healthy, filling snacks are the furthest from bland.
- Trail Mix
○The classic hiking buddy, trail mix is the snack
featuring all of your favorite things. Peanuts, almonds, dried fruit and even
some M&Ms! Trail mix is easy to make and take along on all your adventures
outside. When purchasing trail mix, look for packets with Omega-3
- Peanut Butter
○A scope of peanut butter can turn a dry snack
into something delicious and creative! Try peanut butter with fruit like
bananas, apples, and strawberries, pretzels, and crackers. This quick blast of
protein will keep you satisfied.
- Sweet Potato
○The best kind of root veggie! Sweet potatoes are
loaded with antioxidants and are high in fiber. They also are huge advocates
for gut health and positive brain function. It is the vegetable that can
satisfy your stomach and your sweet tooth.
The Drinkable Snacks
Smoothies are a great
way to get a few servings of fruits and vegetables. Other things you could
throw in for nutritional value could be Greek yogurt, plant milk of your
choosing, peanut butter, and seeds or oats. With this jam packed snack, you get
your daily dose of fiber and vitamins as easy as drinking from a cup.
Check out these great
smoothie recipes that will give you high energy and keep you full for your
springtime outdoor activities: A delicious kale pineapple smoothie that gives you steady energy and great hydration. If you are feeling
more berry-inspired, the breakfast energy smoothie may be right for you!
Full and Healthy
Thriving at peak
performance is dependent on a healthy body, healthy mind, and a full stomach.
Another beneficial aid to add to your life is an IonLoop
The food will power the
inside of your body while your IonLoop Bracelet provides support for your
overall well being. With the positive ion fighting bracelet on your wrist and
the energy-fueled foods in your stomach, your spring will be packed with power!