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10 Foods That are Instant Energy Boosters

Published : Aug 22, 2019 3 mins read Updated On : Sep 11, 2023

We’ve all experienced the mid-day slump that we try to cure with gazillion cups of coffee, or attempt to guzzle down anything that contains even an iota of caffeine. We let our guard down, and end up eating sugary indulgences. However, it turns out that this usual resort to caffeinated beverages is anything but conducive to energy. Often, these foods leave you feeling fatigued because they require more energy to digest. Instead, reload your body with these good-for-you foods all day long, whether you integrate them into your meals or enjoy them on their own during snack time. They contain all the protein, vitamins, and minerals you need to feel awake, alert, and high-functioning all day long — and they taste scrumptious, too! Of course, we urge you to try our effervescent instant hydration drinks and instant energy gels that do the same job!


Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are one of the best-for-you legumes out there. Packed with protein, fiber, and vitamin B9, chickpeas are great mid-afternoon snack that will give you the boost of energy you need to make it to the end of the day.
10 foods that are instant energy boosters


Steel-cut oats are made by passing the whole grain through — as you might have already guessed— steel blades, which slices the oats into slivers. This method helps the oats retain more fiber and protein, which means a bowl of oatmeal made from steel cut oats will leave you feeling full and satisfied for longer than a bowl of traditional oatmeal.


Adding a scoop of tuna to your salad at lunch will give you the energy you need to power through the afternoon. Tuna is an excellent source of B vitamins, which your body soaks up to convert food into energy, and a serving of tuna also contains almost 25 grams of protein, which will keep you awake and alert. Try our pre workout supplements including our prized BCAA.

10 foods that are instant energy boosters


Avocados keep you feeling energized for a variety of reasons: for starters, they're packed with healthy fats, which have been evidenced to enhance the way our bodies absorb nutrients and can also be stored by your body to be used later, as energy resources. The fiber in avocados helps sustain energy levels. Avocados are also a great source of B vitamins, which our bodies need to convert food into energy, all of us so desperately seek for! Try our Instant Hydration Drink for a quick fix of energy!


Because it's packed with vitamin B12, cottage cheese will give you the pick-me-up you need to bolt through your mid-day slump. Munch on a scoop of cottage cheese with cantaloupe slices the next time you feel yourself slipping and need a quick fix of energy.

10 Foods That are Instant Energy Boosters


If you are like me, and are not a brown rice fan, I suggest you try quinoa. According to Lauri Boone, author of Powerful Plant-Based Superfoods, the magnesium-rich protein 'relaxes blood vessels and muscles,' getting rid of pent-up stress while supplying you with enduring energy that will power your fuel engine through the day. Try our instant hydration drink with vitamins to boost you through your day.


Blueberries aren't just a delicious — they're also full of fiber, which slowly delivers energy that will keep you revved up for hours after consuming them. Eat them plain or toss them on top of yogurt or oatmeal. And if you’re still not a fan of blueberries hear Bonnie Prince Billy's hysterical ballad 'Blueberry Jam’ and wait to be turned into a fan!
10 foods that are instant energy boosters


High in carbohydrates and loaded with beta-carotene (vitamin A) and vitamin C, these will help fight off midday fatigue. Bonus: Kids will love this sweet treat at mealtime. Try them mashed or cut into strips, tossed with a little oil, and baked for a healthier alternative to French fries. For an extra dose of vitamin C try our vitamin C effervescent tablets.


A spoonful of honey is nature's equivalent of an energy drink. Low on the glycemic index, this natural sweetener acts as a time-released muscle fuel during exercise and helps replenish muscles post-workout. Add a sweet drizzle to anything from breakfast yogurt to afternoon tea. This is our inspiration for our effervescent instant hydration drinks like our Instant Energy Gels.

10 foods that are instant energy boosters


Not only will an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it'll also give you a powerful jolt of energy. High in fiber, apples take longer to digest, so they'll give you a more prolonged lift than other fruits. Snack on slices with cheese for an especially effective pick-me-up. Try our instant hydration drinks.

Mohd Amaan
Mohd Amaan
Daily Wellbeing

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