“There’s nothing magic about energy foods,” says Nancy Clark, RD, author of Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook. Lots of foods without energy on their labels boost pep just as well as–or better than–products marketed as such.
A FRUIT SMOOTHIE
The fruit’s carbs and yogurt’s protein keep blood sugar steady for a lasting lift. Blend 1/2 c fat-free milk, 3 Tbsp low-fat vanilla yogurt, and 1/2 c frozen raspberries. 210 cal, 7 g pro, 45 g carb, 5 g fiber, 1 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 85 mg sodium