Most of us struggle to maintain our energy levels throughout the day. Consequently it affects our focus, making it difficult for us to be productive.
I’m often at this computer for hours on end and have noticed recently that my energy drink consumption is increasing. Commercial energy drinks usually rely on a combination of sugar and caffeine to give you a boost. It’s a slippery slope.
In my search for a healthier option, I found these alternative drink recipes online. They surely won’t give you that high you get from store-bought energy drinks! But they are very effective at keeping your focus and energy at a good, steady level throughout the day — which is better! ;)
If you think you are relying on those canned, store-bought energy drinks more than you should, then it’s time to try these homemade drinks instead!
Here’s some information about the following drinks below:
The Fire Hydrant – The lemon not only tastes good, but is also super alkaline which helps your body maintain a healthy pH level. The cayenne pepper helps raise energy levels naturally and provides protection for your heart by helping to maintain proper cardiovascular movement throughout the body.
The Quick Fix – This is the closest thing to a non-caffeine/refined sugar pick me up! And it’s pretty delicious. Ginger speeds up metabolism and increases circulation. It also aids in the digestive process which can help stave off the post lunch coma that contributes to the afternoon slump. Turmeric, a cousin of ginger, also helps speed things up in the body, including energy levels! And Cardamom has long been valued medicinally for its ability to increase circulation and improve energy. Honey is mother nature’s equivalent of an energy shot and is one of the best kinds of sugars for your body.
The Heavy Lifter – According to Dr. Oz, sixty percent of women don’t get enough protein in their diets and that is often the number one reason for fatigue! A morning protein shake is a really easy and delicious way to make sure that you’re starting the day off well fueled.
Still feeling sleepy at times during the day? Then get up and do some quick exercise! :)