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Energy-Boosting Recipes That'll Make You Forget All About Coffee

POWER UP!

Some days we're just tired. No matter how early we went to bed or how little activity we actually did, there are days when our energy is low. Most of us turn to coffee in times like these, but that might not be the best thing to do. A good solution, and a delicious one at that, is to turn to food. You know, the source of our energy.

Some foods are known energy boosters -- and by the way, they're not the ones loaded with sugar. Foods loaded with complex carbs like whole grains, oats, nuts and seeds are what you need. They'll not only fill you up but fuel you up, too. We gathered together 25 recipes to get you started. So put down the coffee mug and get cooking.

1
Greek Quinoa Dinner Omelets With Feta And Tzatziki
Half Baked Harvest
2
Acai Oat Bowl
Rosalie's Recipes
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3
Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos
Two Peas and their Pod
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4
Crunchy Baked Oatmeal With Caramelized Strawberries
How Sweet It Is
5
Carrot-Ginger Brown Rice
The Faux Martha
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6
Baked Quinoa Falafel
A Beautiful Mess
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7
Summer Glow Bowl
Feasting at Home
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8
Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls
How Sweet It Is
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9
Kale Sunrise Green Smoothie
Cafe Johnsonia
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10
Avocado Zucchini Brown Rice Sushi
The Rawesome Vegan Life
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11
Thai Chicken Quinoa Bowl
How Sweet It Is
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12
Quinoa And Avocado Chimichurri Salad
Foodie Crush
13
Roasted Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad With Toasted Almonds
The Clever Carrot
14
Peanut Butter And Hazelnut Smoothie
A Beautiful Mess
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15
Chai Oatmeal
Dinner With Julie
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16
Quinoa Breakfast Skillet
How Sweet It Is
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17
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers
Minimalist Baker
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18
Quinoa Crunch
Make It Naked
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19
Sunshine Bowl With Sunflower Seed Tahini Sauce
Feasting At Home
20
Quinoa And Farro Salad With Pickled Fennel
Food52
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21
Green Smoothie With Avocado
James Ransom/Food52
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22
Oatmeal With Kimchi And Fried Egg
Mango & Tomato
23
Quinoa Crusted Chicken Strips With BBQ Honey Mustard
Half Baked Harvest
24
Berry Beet Acai Bowls
Gourmande in the Kitchen
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25
Strawberry And Quinoa Parfait
FoodieCrush
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