There are several different options for giving yourself the energy boost you need to make it through a long day. Unfortunately, one of our favorite choices is to pick up a highly caffeinated mixture of sugar and chemicals.
Drinking a large sugary sodas or energy drinks night work for a moment, and not only do these high calorie drinks lead to weight gain, but the long term side effects are much worse than feeling a little tired in the afternoon.
In fact, the unnatural energy burst from your caffeine packed drink wears down your adrenal glands, causing you to have a major energy crash at the end of the day.
However, there is a way to get your pick-me-up without all the unnecessary sugar and chemicals. Plus, these tasty, all natural energy drink replacements will give you the energy you need to power through the day, without the draining energy crash.
1. Beet the afternoon crash
Beets are the perfect thing to get you out of your afternoon slump. The nitrate rich beets, alone, are incredible for boosting energy.
Once inside your body the nitrates are turned into nitric oxide, which helps improve the flow of oxygen through your body by expanding your blood vessels, and lowering your blood pressure.
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 apple
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 lemon
- 1 small beet root
- Serve with ice