Morning school run, back-to-back work meetings, errands… sometimes life feels like one big race. This makes it difficult to eat well and stay healthy. The key to making sure you aren’t starving and snacking on junk food by the time the day is done is preparation.
Whatever you have planned, make sure you have a range of energy-boosting snacks on hand to help you power through your day. This is especially important if you’re managing to fit in a workout as well – to achieve your fitness goals, you need to give your body the fuel it needs to get the results you want.
Four energising (but still yummy) snacks to get you through the day
1. Breakfast goodies
Skipping breakfast is never a good idea but few of us have the time to sit down and eat a proper meal first thing. If you’re going to do breakfast on the run, or over a few small snack sessions, try your granola to go. Make our oatmeal superfood breakfast bars (they taste as good as they look!) or try a small pot of Greek yogurt and berries – the natural sugars in this superfood give you the high you need while avoiding the ugly crash that comes with refined sugars.
2. Get nutty
A source of protein and healthy fats, raw nuts are a great way to keep energy levels up. Eat as they are or try an organic nut butter – delicious spread on apples slices or rye bread. Looking for some nutty bites to spice up your snack choices? You can also try our guilt-free chocolate peanut butter protein bites (perfect for those with a sweet tooth) or, if chocolate’s not your thing, our cranberry vanilla energy bites are simply yum.
3. Smoothies all the way
The ultimate power snack (actually a meal on their own), smoothies are easy to make and enjoy anywhere, any time. Go for our Strawberry Cheesecake smoothie (seriously) or try our resident athlete Freddie Saureman’s peanut butter banana shake – simply blend 2 scoops whey protein, 1Tbs peanut butter, 1Tbs honey, 300ml milk, and 1/2 banana. Not a banana fan? Try the chocolate version – 2 scoops chocolate whey protein, 1 Tbs peanut butter, 500ml milk, and some crushed ice. You can buy your superior whey (we only use the best!) here.
4. The mouthful you’ve been looking for
Want something a bit more substantial on the energy front? Try Bikini Champion Jenna Carmen’s take on a good old fashioned peanut butter and jam sarmie – natural peanut butter on brown bread, sprinkled with super-healthy chia seeds. Chia seeds are great in soups and salads too. Metabolism boost on its way!
Looking for more great recipes and foodie tricks? Visit our website. From our performance series to our range of organic and vegan supplements, at Muscle Wellness, we believe in fitness plans that are about building strong bodies and minds. And we have the supplements you need to help you do just that, whatever your lifestyle or tastes.