You know that special time of day when your morning coffee wears off and your blood sugar starts to tank? You’re not alone. That afternoon slump is a real issue for a lot of people. Fortunately, it’s nothing a well-balanced snack can’t fix. Here are five snack ideas that will help refresh your mind and boost your productivity.
Smear some peanut butter on a banana and sprinkle with your favorite granola or nut mixture. The result? A crunchy, creamy, snackable bite that’s high in fiber, vitamins and healthy fats.
Why it’s our go-to: Fiber and healthy fats keep you full. Nutrients like B6 and magnesium fuel your brain and support healthy blood sugar levels.
Create a spice mix of nutritional yeast, spirulina, garlic powder, cayenne, turmeric, salt and pepper. Toss it over prepackaged or home-popped popcorn. Yum.
Why it’s our go-to: Popcorn is a whole grain and a great source of fiber. Nutritional yeast and spirulina add protein which make this snack even more filling and nutritious.
No-Bake Date Bites
Blend dates, almonds and dark chocolate chips in a food processor until the mixture is sticky. Roll into balls and coat with coconut. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
Why it’s our go-to: Dates and almonds provide fiber that fills you up, and the dark chocolate packs an antioxidant rich punch. Satisfy your sweet tooth without the afternoon sugar crash.
Cut a papaya in half and scoop out the seeds. Load it up with Greek yogurt and top with cinnamon, honey, bee pollen and granola.
Why it’s our go-to: Fresh fruit, creamy yogurt and crunchy granola is a perfect combo of fiber, proteins and nutrients like vitamin C and potassium.
Blot chickpeas, toss in olive oil and season with garlic salt & cayenne pepper. bake for about 30-40 min (mix once in between).
Why it’s our go-to: This crunchy, salty snack is sure to satisfy. Take it on the go for an easy source of plant-based protein that is rich in fiber and iron.