Healthy Power Snacks For Studying That’ll Help You Focus

snacks for studying recipes ideas

Even though it doesn’t look like it, studying takes up a lot of energies and your brain needs the right nutrients in order to work at his best. I know that eating a pack of Oreos could look like a good idea when you’re tired and you still have a long study session to face. However, it’s not the right choice, especially when you have a bunch of snacks for studying you can try and take advantage of.

If you’re looking for some comfort dinner recipes that are perfect after a long day of classes, these might be the perfect ones:

11 healthy comfort dinner recipes you should try this week

Also, even though it can be very tempting, you should avoid caffeine binges when you feel like you need a power-up, as a caffeine overdose could just be counterproductive, making you jittery, anxious and unfocused. Try to drink a cup of water instead, to make your body work at its best.

What I’ve learned is that there are certain foods that can help your brain work better, faster and with more concentration. That’s why each one of the snacks for studying I’m sharing with you today contains a least one of these power foods.

And now, let’s jump right into the ones that in my opinion are the best snacks for studying:

Dark Chocolate Covered Nuts

Chocolate covered nuts are one of my favorite snacks for studying since forever, especially in the fall and winter seasons. Personally, I like to make them in bulks so that I have them ready for whenever I want something to snack on to restore some energies. Also, I generally make some dark chocolate nuts clusters as well, as I find them easier to bring along with me when I don’t study at home.

They are made with only two ingredients which are both considered great for focus and concentration.

Nuts are great for your body in the long-term as they are great sources of vitamin E, which is associated with less cognitive decline as you age. Plus, they’re also rich with essential oils and amino acids that aid your focus. I generally like to use hazelnuts or almonds, as I love how they taste when combined with dark chocolate.

Chocolate is something I always find myself craving while studying and that I don’t think I could actually live without. Luckily, it turns out dark chocolate can actually help you focus on what you’re doing because:

  • It contains a small amount of caffeine, which has been proven to heighten mental alertness.
  • It contains magnesium, which helps you de-stress and stimulates the release of endorphins and serotonin, which make you feel good and heighten your mood. 
homemade dark chocolate covered almonds recipe

You can check out the recipe here

Avocado Toast

If you like to have a rich and filling snack avocado toast is a great option. In fact, avocados enhance blood flow, making the brain work better.

mashed avocado toast

Lemon Blueberry Energy Bites

Energy bites, in general, are a great source of energy, as they provide many nutrients as well as a good caloric intake packed into just a few bites. However, these, in particular, are a great study snack idea because they are made with oats and blueberries.

Studies show that blueberries boost concentration and memory for up to five hours because the antioxidants in blueberries stimulate the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain and keep the mind fresh.

Even though oats is not something that makes you concentrate more, it is a great food: being a complex carb, it makes you feel fuller for longer, which will eventually help you stop thinking about food for a while.

lemon blueberry and oats energy bites balls

You can check out the recipe here

Apple and Almond Butter Bites

I generally like to eat apple wedges with almond butter as they are delicious, healthy and super easy and quick to make.

The key element in this snack idea is the almond butter, that, as I said before, will help you concentrate on what you’re doing. However, the apple itself is also a very nutritional and important element, as it gives a boost of natural sugar, which is fundamental for the right functioning of your brain and body.

These apple and almond butter bites are just a nice little twist to have if you want to make them a little tastier. You can basically use any topping (even though my favorite option is granola and dark chocolate chips). Also, you could make little sandwiches just by putting another apple slice on top, which makes it easier to bring them along with you.

Apple and almond butter bites with nuts sprinkled on top

You can check out the recipe here

Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberries make their appearance once again, with their great antioxidant and focus boosting properties. This recipe in particular also contains almond butter, banana, and oats, which basically make it a power food. The almond butter, once again, helps you focus and slows down the aging of your brain cells. The banana provides the right amount of natural sugar that your brain needs in order to work properly. Last, but not least, the oat keeps you full and constantly provides energy to your body.

Smoothies are definitely something you can’t take around with you because of how quickly the fruit in them oxidizes. However, this a great snack idea if you like to study at home or at a cafeteria.

bluebbery smoothie super simple and affordable

You can check out the recipe here

Chocolate covered rice cakes

Chocolate covered rice cakes are something a fell in love from the first time I found them at the supermarket. However, I noticed that, no matter how tasty they are, they cost way too much when bought ready to eat, especially considered how easy they are to make. I knew I could literally make ten times the amount sold in the little packages for the same price, and with just a few ingredients. 

Plus, by making them from scratch you can garnish them with as many toppings as you like. The ones I like the best, however, are nuts and coconut, which qualities add up to the ones of dark chocolate.

dark chocolate covered rice cakes with nuts sprinkled on top

You can check out the recipe here

Quick note: these are just a few snack ideas that are ideal to boost your energy and keep it constant in order to focus more and work better. However, there is an infinite amount of snacks for studying you can try and create. Just be sure to not to eat high sugar snacks and empty calories, such as white bread, sugary cereals, and bars, candies, etc.

What do you think about these snacks for studying? Will you give them a try? Feel free to comment you’re opinion, as well as your questions, in the comments down below.

Thank you for sticking up till the end of this post. Have a nice rest of the day!

Until next time, 

Julia
quick and easy to make healthy snacks for studying ideas to power up, focus more, concentrate and get energized for study sessions

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