Natural Energy Recipes: No caffeine allowed

25.10.2017

Staying energized is my #1 goal in order to accomplish everything I have to do on a daily basis!

Lately I have been skipping breakfast to make up for overeating the day before and I realize it’s not working. It’s making me sluggish. On top of it I can’t drink caffeine because it makes me super anxious. So I decided to research some healthy high energy foods that I can eat in the morning and that are low in calories. Expert says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone is different. I spoke to a few of my  fifty and over friends who I play tennis or walk around in the community say if they skip breakfast they feel starved by the mid day and end up over eating at the end of the day.

I am about to share some tips and ideas for healthy breakfast eating that can provide amazing energy without caffeine.

Home Made Muselix

  • 1/2 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp pumpkins seeds
  • 1 tbsp almonds or walnuts

Place the seeds over the yogurt. This is enough for one serving.

 

Fresh Fruit Salad

  • 1/2 cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Raspberries
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 tbsp of honey

Cut up the fruit, place in a large bowl. Scoop out about a cup of fruit and add 1 tbsp of honey over the fruit. This is good for a few days.

Banana Smoothie.

Banana are good source of fiber, slow burning carbohydrates to balance energy thought the day. They contain B6 which is great for energy.

  • 2  frozen bananas
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp of honey

Natural Energy Recipes: No caffeine allowed

Keeping that edge!

Add ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. This is a delicious drink  and let me tell you I had loads of energy all morning.

All last week and this week I have been eating these healthy recipes in the morning.It has been giving me that edge I need to accomplish all my crazy goals such as packing up boxes for my move in a few weeks to a rental. Not sure if you guys know but I sold my home and  I will be planning to build again. So there is lots to keep energized for.

Hope you try one of these recipes! Also if you have any healthy recipes that provide great energy love to hear about them. Don’t forget to stop and visit all the lovely bloggers below and there take on being 50 & over!


43 comments

  • Cindy Richter

    Always love a good fruit salad but have never put mango or honey in it. Sounds delicious! Thanks for posting.

  • Carol, The Red Painted Cottage

    Maria, That banana smoothie sounds right up my alley. I always have to eat something in the morning and I have two cups of coffee everyday.

    • Maria Brittis

      Wow I can’t even drink half a cup of coffee, my system rejects it. Some people can and more power to them! They say a little coffee is actually good for the brain. Heading to your place tonight. Maria

  • Mary

    Maria I too have been feeling sluggish in the mornings. I know at our age we need all the help we can get and have to pay attention to our eating. I will definitely be trying these recipes.

    • Maria Brittis

      It really does work, give it a few days and make sure you eat small each morning the same thing. The muselix is the best with honey.
      Thanks
      Maria

  • Leanne

    I love fresh fruit – I have it mainly as my go-to snack food during the day but I know it makes for a great breakfast and dessert staple too. Leanne | http://www.crestingthehill.com.au

    • Maria Brittis

      Leanne is my daughter name,she spells it with an a at the end and her friends call her
      Leanne for short. Thanks for stopping by again and it been a pleasure getting to know you and everyone at this blog hop.
      Maria

  • Carolann

    Yum and yum! This is right up my alley. Love how delicious you made everything look. I will have to try this for sure!

  • nikki frank-hamilton

    I’m in total agreement! I eat breakfast everyday, especially now that I’m 50, I need the energy to keep on going. Smoothies and bananas play a big part for me. Now that it’s cooled down I have oatmeal, but I need to try your muselix, I love granola and this looks to be packed with great stuff.

    As I get older I need to eat less, but breakfast is not a meal that I’m willing to give up!

    • Maria Brittis

      Yes, food is such a biggy when we get older. I have been eating less too, I think dinner should be the light one.

  • Debrashoppeno5

    I like adding the goodies to the yogurt. I have a smoothie every morning and really look forward to it. Hey we have things to do and need our energy, don’t we? The fruit salad is so delicious.

  • Maureen

    Skipping breakfast was something I used to do every day, but not anymore! I love a bowl of Greek yogurt with honey and sesame seeds, but will definitely try your Muselix recipe! I also add a tbsp. of ground flax to my morning smoothies which really keeps me from crashing mid morning!

  • Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Congratulations on selling your home! How exciting! Thank you for sharing these recipes. I can definitely use more energy! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Visiting from the Fantastic 50 Blog Hop

  • Stacey

    If only we ate in such a healthy way at our house! We do try to eat pretty well and in moderation though…

    I saw your post about moving but I missed what led up to that. I’m going back now. 🙂 Whatever the reason is, I’m sure wonderful things are coming!

    • Maria Brittis

      Yeah, we had an offer we could not refuse and figure we may never get this opportunity again. No realtor as well. Pretty lucky this time.
      We are going to build in historic Beaufort SC. Thanks
      Maria

  • Florence @ Vintage Southern Picks

    What an interesting post Maria! I changed my eating habits so I could lose some weight, and I noticed that eating cereal in the mornings made me feel sluggish mid-morning. I could never skip breakfast, so I’ve been having plain Greek yogurt & honey, then a fruit salad with fresh greens every morning. No more sluggish feelings, but I have coffee too. Sometimes I’ll have a slice of ham if I’m still feeling hungry. Sometimes a breakfast sandwich with low fat thin bread. Been feeling more energized. I can see how nuts would give you a boost. They’re good for filling you up when you’re hungry too.

  • Rachel

    I love fresh healthy food, I love the idea you shared as having an energizing breakfast as your #1 way to get everything done in a day that you need to do. Thank you for sharing your great tips. xo Rachel

    • Maria Brittis

      Rachel, thanks for stopping by! I need all the energy I can get these next few days. I am moving and you know how that goes.
      Maria

  • KellyRBaker

    Thanks for the great ideas. We like to make cut up fruit rolled in a tortilla. Honey is optional.

  • Leslie

    Yep, skipping breakfast is so bad, but it just seems so easy sometimes. Thanks for the great recipes to help increase energy without downing a ton of caffeine and thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  • Justyna

    Wow! This is a real Nature’s powerhouse! Love your recipe Maria! Thanks for sharing x

  • Miz Helen

    This is a great collection of recipes that we will really enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing your special post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  • April J Harris

    What lovely, fresh and tasty recipes! It’s so important to stay energised and nourish your body. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Pinning!

  • Antonia

    Love your Muselix mix and that banana smoothie! Thank you for bringing your nutritious and delicious snacks to Fiesta Friday! Happy Fiesta Friday!

  • Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook

    Wow! These are the recipes I need to be energized since I can’t consume anything caffeine again. Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

  • Sheri

    Nice, natural energy is always my goal. Thanks for sharing this in the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party! It has been pinned. Remember to follow all of us and we hope to see you back this Wednesday! Cheers!

  • Leanna

    These are healthy beautiful and delicious looking meal ideas. I especially love the berry one. So healthy and appealing.

  • Kerryanne

    All great healthy options Maria and ones I enjoy eating in the morning too!
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this post at tonight’s party and pinning too!
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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