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Hey Guys!

Do you ever get the afternoon slumpies? The, “I’m so tired and kinda hungry, can’t focus but can’t take a nap” slumpies?

Many of us do, and it’s pretty inconvenient because we have jobs, school, kids and places to be…we don’t have time for low-energy days! A hit of exercise and the right kind of food can energize you enough to get through the slump. Don’t succumb to the chocolate, bagels or gummy bears that call your name during these unfortunate times!

No! Not you!

Get your energy the smart way, with healthy carbs, a little fat, a hit of fiber and a touch of protein! This magic combo will get you energized and KEEP you energized until your next meal, whereas simple sugars like candy and chips raise you up fast, but crash you down even faster. So the next time you’re studying, or thinking about grabbing a coffee or soft drink to wake up while at your desk, think again and make one of these healthier snacks. Check out my YouTube video where I make all four recipes and tell you why each has energy-boosting powers!

And here they are in written form in case you can’t have you’re on your phone and you can’t have sound on right now ;)

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#1. PROTEIN CRUNCH STRAWBERRIES

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 recipe

Prep Time: 5 min

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Spread about 3/4 of a teaspoon of cashew butter around one strawberry about 3/4 of the way up
  2. Dip and coat in protein topper, and serve.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 210| Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Net Carbs: 17g | Fiber: 2.5g

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#2. POWER POPCORN

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 recipe

Prep Time: 2 min

Cook Time: 3 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag microwave popcorn
  • Coconut oil cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons powdered PB
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon zero-calorie sweetener
  • 40 grams freeze-dried bananas, lightly crushed
  • 1 package graze Salted Fudge & Peanut Cookie (or 1/4 cup peanuts and sugar-free chocolate chips)

Method:

  1. Microwave the popcorn according to package directions.
  2. Pour into a bowl and coat lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Toss in remaining ingredients and coat well. Divide into two, and serve.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 244| Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Net Carbs: 27.5g | Fiber: 5g

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#3. FRUIT & SEED SMOOTHIE BOWL

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 recipe

Prep Time: 5 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen grapes
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup vegan or regular Greek yogurt
  • 1 package graze Vanilla Seeds (or 1/4 cup sunflower and pumpkin seeds)

Method:

  1. In a food processor, add the grapes, banana, pineapple and blueberries. Process until smooth, like soft-serve ice cream. Top with a dollop of yogurt and Graze vanilla seeds.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 310| Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Net Carbs: 47.5g | Fiber: 6g

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#4. APPLE PIE OVERNIGHT OATS

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: 1 jar

Prep Time: 5 min

Chill Time: 4+ hours

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup dry rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of stevia, or sweetener of choice
  • 1 package graze Eleanor’s Apple Crumble (or 1/3 cup dried fruit and nuts)

Method:

  1. In a bowl, stir together the oats through sweetener. Transfer to a glass mason jar. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  2. Top with apple crumble, and serve.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 349| Protein: 14.5g | Fat: 10g | Net Carbs: 45g | Fiber: 11g

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In all of the recipes above, I used graze snacks to add extra flavor to my little creations! You can still make the recipes using similar ingredients, but if you want exactly what I used, I have an exclusive offer for POPsters only! You can get 40% off (+free shipping in US) on the graze x blogilates snack box by clicking here. The regular price is $11.99 but you’ll get 8 snacks curated by me for only $7.19

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K, hope you enjoyed the video and the post. What kinds of “problems” would you like me to address next when it comes to how to feed your body to feel better?

 

  • kate

    Well, I was one of the unusual college students before that made my meals and bring it in the school to save money. And yes, I was able to save a lot of my allowances every week. I cook pasta at home using the bentilia pasta in different ways. Bentilia is not just delicious but it is nutritious as well, it gives more protein to our bod because of the only ingredient which is beans.

  • These look great, thanks!

  • Marie

    Hey i didnt know where to post this. I signed up to blogilates to get your november calendar and I received a mail to confirm but no password yet after one day! I did random videos yesterday but i would like to follow the calendar :( HELP??

  • Looks good, but I sure wish I lived in the US.

  • Brittany Hayes

    Could you give me some advice on how to eat healthy in college? I have to have a meal plan, and I don’t have money to grocery shop for extra food. The cafeteria only makes vegetables smothered in cheese and salt and whatnot, and I can’t force myself to eat a salad every meal. Help!

  • John

    The power popcorn looks so good! It’s easy to just grab the closet thing to you but there are so many healthy and quick options too.

    – J. Munro
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