Some people drink coffee because they enjoy the flavor; others drink it because they need to be woken up from their morning slump. If you’re trying to drink less coffee, no matter where you fall on the spectrum, there are alternatives. Try drinking smoothies in the morning instead. Load up your blender with coconut water, almonds, or bananas. Coconut water contains high levels of electrolytes, potassium, and other energizing vitamins and minerals. Plus, coconut water has plenty of antioxidants to keep you awake all day. There are a number of other ingredients that can help you sustain your energy as well. Keep reading to find out what you should be putting in your smoothie recipes to stay energized.
Baby Banana, Mint, and Coconut Water Smoothie Recipe
Mint leaves soothe the stomach and provide a fresh flavor, while hemp seeds contain substantial quantities of edible oils, proteins, and the essential amino acids. Coconut water contains high levels of electrolytes, potassium, and other energizing vitamins and minerals. And all three are surging with antioxidants to keep you awake, healthy, and steadily recovering. This smoothie can give you all-day energy. — Jessica Reidy
Banana, Almond Milk, and Matcha Energizing Smoothie
Romaine is not the boring ingredient many salad naysayers make it out to be. It contains many vitamins and nutrients including folate, which plays a role in energy and mood regulation. Almonds are highly nutritious, containing vitamins and essential minerals. They are also a rich source of dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates, which help to sustain energy throughout the day. — Jessica Reidy
Mulberry, Lavender, and Kale Energizing Smoothie Recipe
This smoothie features an all-star cast of superfood sensations. Bananas are good sources of fiber, slow-burning carbohydrates to balance energy throughout the day, and heart-healthy sterols. They are surprisingly nutritious, containing vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, biotin, copper, and pectins. They also contain fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) which are a source of food for the friendly bacteria in the human digestive system, and a well-functioning system keeps your energy in-balance. — Jessica Reidy