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9 Foods That Smash Fatigue

Fatigue does not have to be a daily companion.  There are foods that will come to your defense and boost your energy.

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Oats (1 cup)


This whole food is high in fiber and protein.  When you opt for oats in the morning, you will fill full longer, and the oats will help stabilize your blood sugar all day.

Try making this Baked Oatmeal and serve with greek yogurt, or a Sweet Potato Hash topped with Oatmeal. 

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Salmon (3 oz)

This “fatty” fish is not only rich in Omega 3 fats it offers a high dose of protein and aids in speeding up the metabolism that leads to more energy.

 

 

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Almonds (1/3 cup)

Almonds provide a high amount of magnesium and are beneficial in converting sugar into energy.  The protein and fiber give lasting energy.

For a quick snack whip up a few of these goodies.

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Avocado (1/2)

High in fatty acids, avocados lower inflammation linked to fatigue-causing conditions.

An Avocado Mushroom Bowl is perfect for lunchtime blahs.

Or maybe add it to a smoothie for a quick lunch.

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Lentils (1/2 cup cooked)

These powerhouses are high in fiber and help regulate blood sugar levels.  The selenium they offer aid in enhancing mood.

 

 

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Blueberries (1/2 cup

These dark beauties are potent in antioxidants that combat free radicals that cause aging and lead to fatigue. Whole carbohydrates boost energy without the use of excess sugar.

Here are a few blueberry recipes to try:

 

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Goji Berries (1/4 cup)

Show they may aid blood flow and alertness

 

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Kale (1 cup)

I know you knew this was coming.  This superfood aids energy.  Offers a good balance of protein, fiber, and antioxidants.

Here are a couple kale salads that will keep you energized and satisfied for the workday.

Benefit of Almonds

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Almonds!!!!!!!

  • Very high in vitamin E.
  • Beneficial in protecting against cancer, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, arthritis, infertility, and skin problems.
  • Great snack to manage hunger and maintain blood sugar levels.
  • Good source of calcium.
  • High in monounsaturated fats to protect the heart. ❤️.
I like to soak them in coconut water with a bit of cinnamon. I usually soak them at least overnight.  You can use the coconut water later for a smoothie. 😀

Make sure to get almonds still in their skin. Keep in the refrigerator.

Here is a recipe we love to pack in lunches or gobble as a snack. 😃
Oven Baked Cinnamon Almonds
2 cups soaked almonds
     
( I like to soak mine in coconut water and cinnamon at least overnight). Amazing flavor just like this, but if you want to have a bit of fun…continue on 😊
¼ powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Dash of salt

Dash of cayenne
Drain water off of almonds and save for a smoothie later. 😃
Dry off almonds completely and place in a container with lid or ziplock bag. 
Add the powdered sugar and shake shake shake. 💃🏾
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and place almonds on sheet. 

Smooth almonds into one layer. 

Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes. 
Just until the powdered sugar crystallizes onto almonds. 
While almonds baking mix salt and cayenne in small bowl.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with cayenne salt mixture while warm.

Enjoy

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