Reclaim your afternoon with Anna Camp and the California Almonds Crash Recovery Center

When the clock hits 2:58 pm, staying focused and maintaining your energy can be tough. In fact, a recent nationwide study[1] found that 66 percent of Americans report feeling drowsy in the late afternoon crash, with 48 percent saying they feel less productive.

To help combat the crash and encourage others to take back their afternoon, California Almonds teamed up with acclaimed actress Anna Camp to share energizing recipes and tips, along with a humorous California Almonds Crash Recovery Center video showcasing the well-known phenomena of the afternoon crash, and how almonds can help you overcome it.

Anna, a busy actress known for her work on Pitch Perfect and True Blood, knows the importance of keeping snacks on hand to crunch the afternoon crash.  “I always keep almonds in my purse as a quick and convenient snack. Between juggling auditions and meetings my days are long, and I need an energy-boosting snack such as almonds to keep me going strong. “  

When the afternoon rolls around, The California Almonds Crash Recovery Center humorously provides the energy needed to crunch the afternoon crash.  With the help of Anna, center participants find their energy explodes through the ceiling after consuming almonds. The California Almonds Crash Recovery Center and Anna Camp ensure that feeling bushed and drained in the afternoon is a thing of the past.

In addition to Anna’s expertise at the California Almond Crash Recovery Center, she’s also put together recipes and lifestyle tips that can turn your afternoon from “Can’t Even” to “Yes, I Can!” For even more tips and tricks to seize the afternoon, visit carpepm.almonds.com.

Anna’s Energy-Boosting Almond Recipes

Robust Raspberry Almond Smoothie

This delicious combination of rasberries, bananas and almond milk gives Anna the boost she needs to get through a full day of meetings, photo shoots and red carpet events.

 

 


Chocolate Almond Popcorn Squares

Anna loves to munch on this sweet and savory snack whenever she feels herself starting to get hangry in the afternoon. The squares combine snack-food favorites like popcorn and almonds with unique ingredients like dried apricots and maple syrup.

 


Almond Berry Bars

These are the “berry” best bars to help you through your afternoon crash! This healthy snack is packed with fruits, grains and almonds and will keep you feeling satisfied all day long. 

 

 


Tropical Granola Parfait

Parfaits aren’t just for breakfast! Anna enjoys this irresistible blend of yogurt, almonds, granola and oats when reviewing a script, or before an afternoon workout.

 

 


Double Almond Bites

When Anna is stuck in Los Angeles traffic, she turns to these tasty morsels to get her through. This sweet treat includes cinnamon, vanilla and cocoa powder as well as almonds, which gives it a nice crunch!

 


 

 

Anna’s Everyday Tips to Help You Power Through The Afternoon and Beyond

Smart Snacking: Grabbing a snack is a great way to curb your hunger and overcome the inevitable afternoon crash. On the flipside, gorging all day, particularly on snacks of little nutritional value, may result in extra calorie consumption. The key is taking a smart approach to snacking. My favorite afternoon snack to keep in my purse is almonds, they are perfect for on-the-go smart snacking and nutrient-packed with protein, fiber and good fat to keep me energized throughout the day.

Skinny Swaps: No matter where you are in your health journey, one of the most simple and effective changes you can make is to mix up your go-to snacks. This will ensure you are prepared when the afternoon crash hits. For example, one of my favorite swaps is eating almonds instead of chips or crackers and changing out gummy fruit candies with dried fruit.  These small changes will eventually add up and make a huge difference.

Keep It Moving! Be sure to move throughout your day. Even if you work in an office, take the stairs instead of the elevator or walk around the block on your lunch break.  Your body will thank you.

Healthy Starts Are Key: Always start the day on a positive note. Exercise, do yoga or if you are short on time be sure the first meal you have is a good one. For example, I try to keep it simple with yogurt, almond butter and sliced fruit.

Get Out More Often: When you are constantly working or on-the-go, it can be hard to make time for yourself and do things you enjoy. Make a point to go out with those closest to you at least once a week. Go out, have fun and get a change of scene. It’ll be great for your body and your soul.

Shop Smart: Make a grocery list with smart food options! You’ll have no other choice but to consume fresh foods and healthy snacks when that’s all you have in your pantry.

Stop Eating When You Feel Full: Many of us depend on external cues to indicate when we’re full, such as if our plate is empty or if everyone else at the table finished eating. Those don’t matter. What you should look for is internal cues such as if your stomach feels full. If you over eat, you may feel sleepy and sluggish the rest of the day, which will hurt your productivity!

Prepare Your Meals More Often: There is nothing better than a home cooked meal. Learn to love cooking and trying new recipes. When you prepare your own meals, you know exactly what is going into them.

full, such as if our plate is empty or if everyone else at the table finished eating. Those don’t matter. What you should look for is internal cues such as if your stomach feels full. If you over eat, you may feel sleepy and sluggish the rest of the day, which will hurt your productivity!

Prepare Your Meals More Often: There is nothing better than a home cooked meal. Learn to love cooking and trying new recipes. When you prepare your own meals, you know exactly what is going into them.


About Anna Camp

Anna Camp is an acclaimed actress known for her work in “Pitch Perfect,” “True Blood” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Camp was born and raised in South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She began her career in theater with a performance in the play “columbinus” and received rave reviews for her performance opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the 2008 Broadway revival of “Equus.” In addition to her theater performances, Camp has received acclaim for her work in various television shows. Her performance as the vampire-hating Sarah Newlin on “True Blood” earned her a SAG Award nomination for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.” Camp is currently reprising her starring role of "Aubrey Posen," the leader of the a cappella group, The Barden Bellas, in the third installment of Universal’s hit film series "Pitch Perfect." When she’s not acting, Camp enjoys hiking with her dog Rocky in the hills of Los Angeles and sipping on almond lattes.


[1] Conducted online for the Almond Board of California using GfK’s KnowledgePanel®, September 19 - October 3, 2016. The total sample size is 6,490 adults aged 18+ years.