5 Energy Boosting Vegan Foods

Mark Jumping

So everyone knows that the food you put in your body is like the fuel you put in a car. What you put in will ultimately determine for you feel so here are 7 foods that will boost your energy.

This seeds are tiny but mighty! Chia contains iron, B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, protein, omega 3 fats. Add them to a smoothies, porridge, or soak in almond milk with berries to create a chia pudding.

  • Coconut oil

Coconut oil has so many benefits but for the purpose of this article I’ll just talk on the energy boosting qualities. It contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) also know as Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) which are healthy fats that are sent directly to your liver. This is good because it will convert to energy much quicker that any other food. Plenty of athletes and bodybuilders use coconut oil pre-workout for an energy boost.

  • Cacao

AKA chocolate!! Now who the hell doesn’t like chocolate? Cacao is the rawest from of chocolate before all the processing and refined sugar. Packed with magnesium and chromium it also contains high amounts of iron which helps get oxygen to your cells quicker equaling more energy.

  • Dates

Dates are high in fiber and digested very easily making them great for a supply of quick energy. These super sweet dried fruits are to be eaten in moderation being that they are 80% sugar.

  • Oats

Oats have to be my number 1 favourite here. Of the 5 these will leave you filling the most full and as they are complex carbohydrate they will release energy. Cook them with water or milk (plant based of course) to make a delicious porridge or leave them over night in the fridge for a tasty other-night oats breakfast (see below).

The best thing about all of these is that you can combine them all together to create a yummy energy boosting breakfast. Here’s the recipe: Take 1/2 cup of oats, 1/4 chai seeds, 1 tsp cacao powder, 1 tsp coconut oil and 1/2 cup of chopped dates. Mix all ingredients in a mason jar or bowl with your chosen plant based milk or boiled water then place in the fridge overnight. Eat for breakfast with a mashed banana or berries.