We’ve all been there. The post-lunch, mid afternoon slump that hits us with an unprepared dose of laziness. Your brain gets foggy, energy levels plummet as sugar cravings soar. Usually around this time, your brain is telling you what your heart desires and what your hips fear. Before you know it, the cookie jar in the middle of the room is calling your name.
Luckily, we at the Sporteluxe office know the struggle is all too real, and have rounded up some healthy, low sugar snacks to trump that 3pm slump.
5 energy-boosting snacks that beat the arvo slump
IsoWhey Wholefoods Superfood Snacks
When it comes to snacks, we all know that protein is the key word for a satisfying hunger, which is why we love IsoWhey’s bite size protein-rich superfood snacks. Our favourite is the Maca + Walnut variety, which has a nutritious combo of nuts and dried fruit for a healthy dose of energy. Maca is a well-known superfood that keeps you fuelled without the inevitable crash that coffee gives you, while the healthy fats in walnuts are a tasty, power source for your brain.
Kookas Natural Cookies
Crafted by successful naturopath and nutrition expert, Johanna Clark, these Kookas cookies are what your guilt-free dreams are made of. Egg and dairy-free, this range of delicious, healthy treats keep your mood and waistline in check. We’re addicted to the Raw Cacao and Macadamia cookies to satisfy chocolate cravings. Since raw cacao is naturally rich in antioxidants with a mood lifting effect, there is zero guilt and every incentive to indulge.
Shop Kookas Raw Cacao and Macadamia Cookies $11.95
Loco For Coco
It’s no secret that at Sporteluxe HQ, we are more than a little loco for anything coco. Our summer drink collaboration with Organic Avenue has kept us hydrated and refreshed throughout many heat waves we’ve had this season. Great to have on hand post-work out or as your afternoon treat this delightful and addictive drink keeps hunger at bay. You’ll be joining the loco club in no time.
Loco for Coco is available at Organic Avenue’s flagship in Paddington, Sydney or one of their two stores in Melbourne.
Donuts – the carb-loaded, sugar heavy treat normally associated with “no” and “bad” – have been given a healthy makeover. Australian owned company Noshu have created a baked (not fried), low carb, high fibre donut at just under 150 calories per serve. Free of artificial sweeteners, these donuts have only natural ingredients such as virgin coconut oil, coconut flour and stevia. Nut-free, gluten-free and lunch box friendly for the whole family, try the dark chocolate raspberry, caramel spice or banana and coconut for your next afternoon pick me up.
Visit www.noshu.com.au to find your nearest stockist.
Well Naturally Cereal Bars
Well Naturally have recently introduced a range of nutritious, gluten-free cereal bars perfect for your mid morning or afternoon snack. The range is sweetened with stevia, so you still get the goodness of the wholesome ingredients, and a delicious treat, without the empty calories of sugar. Our pick? The almond sesame linseed bar, which tastes just like your favourite bowl of granola.