We’ve all been there. Work, work, work until you can barely keep your eyes open and then work some more. It’s at this point we tend to reach for that sugary drink or something sweet and salty to keep us awake. While it’s delicious going down and we feel the effects for the next 10 minutes, we typically tend to crash within 30 minutes.
Well, today, we’re going to let you in on a few secrets that could help maintain energy rather than crashing.
- Kill Cliff Recovery Drinks – These drinks our loaded with electrolytes, vitamins, and micronutrients for replenishment after a strenuous workout or a long day in the tractor. They come in four flavors: Berry Legit Blackberry Lemonade, Free Fall Camo Lemon-Lime, Tasty Blood Orange, and Double Awesomeness Pomegranate-Watermelon. Kill Cliff was started in 2011 by a US Navy SEAL because other things on the market didn’t help replenish micronutrients. Four years later, their team now consists of military veterans, business professionals, and food and beverage gurus. Our favorites are Free Fall Camo Lemon-Lime and Double Awesomeness Pomegranate-Watermelon. They’re so refreshing and really do leave you feeling replenished.
- Raw Revolution Organic Live Food Bars – These bars are loaded with antioxidant-rich sprouted flax seeds, spirulina, chlorella, barley, oat, and wheat grass. Raw Revolution was founded in 2004 in the home kitchen of Alice Benedetto. A registered nurse and natural foods chef, Benedetto was looking for a healthy snack her kids would like. Over a decade later, we think she nailed it. These bars come in 13 delicious flavors: dark chocolate trail mix, chunky peanut butter chocolate, cranberry almond coconut, cherry chocolate chunk, spirulina dream, double chocolate brownie, chocolate coconut bliss, almond butter cup, chocolate raspberry truffle, chocolate crave, coconut delight, golden cashew, and heavenly hazelnut chocolate. Our favorites are the chunky peanut butter chocolate and the chocolate raspberry truffle. They’re so good, especially if you have a sweet tooth craving. They leave us feeling satisfied and re-energized.
- NOW Snack Foods – These snacks are loaded with healthy fatty acids, protein, and fiber making them an ideal snack food for kids and adults. They come in a variety of raw nuts, roasted nuts, organic nuts, and dried fruits. Founded in 1948, NOW’s mission is to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. A family-owned business near Chicago, they manufacture and distribute more than 1,400 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. Our favorite snacks are their Crunchy Clusters Cran-Blueberry (dry roasted, slightly sweetened crunchy cashews, almonds, pistachios, cranberries, and blueberries), Honey Roasted Pecans (crunchy pecans fused with caramelized honey), and Tamari Almonds (savory Asian Tamari flavor). They are simply delicious. You can eat the whole bag and not feel bad!
All the snacks listed are made by individuals who have made a name for themselves in the natural food market. Most of them are non-gmo and gluten-free. They are sold in retail stores around the country, and locally at Optimal Health.
Oh and if these snacks are a favorite part of your spring, take a pic and submit it in our contest!