Three Sweet Energy Boosters

Banana Passa
Banana Passa

Looking for a healty way to increase your energy and satisfy a sweet tooth that won't send your blood sugar crashing? We’ve rounded up three all-natural, dessert-like supersnacks that will help boost your practice without sacrificing flavor. Who ever said energy foods had to be boring?

Energize your practice with these naturally sweet treats:

Banana Passa

Considered No. 1 in Brazil’s health-food culture, Ipanema Valley brings the magic of these sun-dried bananas (“passa” means “dried” in Portuguese) right to your door. Loaded with vitamins and nutrients essential for the body, and boasting a generous source of vitamin B6--a major player in metabolism and an aid in forming neurotransmitters, proteins, and red blood cells--Banana Passa is also high in fiber, potassium, and packs six times the amount of energy than a typical serving of berries, which will no doubt aid in taking your practice to the next level.

Energy Bites

Inspired by the yummy cashew cookie Larabar, these Cashew 'Cookie' Energy Bites from Chicago-based wellness chef Amanda Skrip are perfect for powering up before yoga class. Skrip's bites take minutes to make, are supercharged with maca and hemp protein and are great for on-the-go snacking. But, be warned: it's nearly impossible to have just one.

Mighty Mangoes

This summer, take advantage of one of nature’s bounties: mangoes. Packed with vitamin C and fiber--a natural aid in clearing out the digestive system, key in maintaining high energy levels--these properties help to lower cholesterol, boost the immune system, and clear clogged pores and pimples, making you feel bright from the inside out. Naturally sweet and satisfying all on its own, we thought we’d share this quick and easy lil' recipe to up the ante of this delectable summertime treat.

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