January 5, 2021
Some days, your body’s gas tank just seems to be running on empty. You find it tough to focus, and once the yawning starts it feels like a never-ending cycle.
No, stop that! No yawning now.
It feels like no matter what you try—a cup of coffee, a pinch on your arm or even patting your face with the palms of your hands—you just can’t seem to perk back up.
Put down the sugary foods and reach for these energy-packed drinks and snacks to get your head back in the game. These unstoppable energy drink and snack combos will keep you fueled up to get through the day at work, a tough workout, a night ahead with friends, an all-night gaming sesh or whatever else you need the energy to power through.
1. Red Bull and Ghost Pepper Almonds & Tart Cherry
When that afternoon slump hits and you need something to wake you up, reach for this sour and fiery combo. The semi-sour taste of Red Bull paired with the heat of Blue Diamond Fiery Ghost Pepper Almonds will get you fired up to conquer your afternoon.
2. Yerba Maté and Veggie Snacks
This is the combo to reach for when your energy reserves are running low at work.
If traditional energy drinks aren’t your thing, yerba maté might be your cup of tea. Packed with caffeine, yerba maté is a nourishing and energizing drink that comes from the leaves of a tree found in South American rainforests. Even better news: It may even be linked to better digestion and weight loss.
Opt for a lightly salted veggie snack, packed with fiber, to keep you feeling full and focused as you get through the day (or night).
3. Bang Energy Drinks and Trail Mix
While the name might make you think of a crash, there’s no hard comedown from this sugar-free energy drink. A favorite of gym-goers, Bang Energy drinks are packed with vitamins, essential amino acids and loads of caffeine to get you through the toughest of reps.
Throw in a nut mix, like this Planters Energy Nut Mix, and your energy will be sustained while you wait for the squat rack at the gym to finally open. Don’t forget to refuel once you crush your workout.
4. Game Fuel and Sunflower Seeds
When you need a power-packed combo to get you to that next level of the latest Call of Duty game, Mtn Dew Game Fuel and sunflower seeds are here for you. This quick snack will give you something to munch on in between lives, or while you’re waiting for your buddies to catch up while keeping you alert to finally beat the game.
5. Celsius Energy Drinks and Almonds
If you want a healthier option, this combo will become your best friend. In addition to giving you the heart health benefits of almonds and dark chocolate, this snack will keep you feeling full and satisfied in a pinch.
Combine this force with the sparkling fruity flavors of Celsius, and you have an indulgent and refreshing way to perk up and get through even the longest of days.
6. 5-Hour Energy and a Banana
Life happens, and sometimes you need energy fast. This energizing duo will certainly keep you quick on your feet. Throw back a 5-hour Energy shot and peel open a banana for a jolt of caffeine, potassium and complex carbs to keep your body working hard when you’re on the go.
7. Coke Cherry Energy and Dark Chocolate
If you haven’t indulged in the sweet combination of cherries and chocolate, stop what you’re doing and order this now. The sweet and tart flavor of Coke Cherry Energy balanced with the subtle bitterness of dark chocolate will wake you and your tastebuds right up.
8. Monster Java and Quest Chocolate Brownie
This coffee-flavored energy drink and chocolate brownie together pack a punch and a ton of protein, without the knife and a fork. It’s a refuel combo that feels like a meal, keeping you satiated and energized as you take on your day.