What is the Best Energy Drink?
Your alarm goes off every morning and how do you usually feel? Exhausted. It isn’t comfortable to be going through your day when you don’t feel good. No doubt we would all have the need to do anything to give ourselves the extra energy boost. But what is the best energy drink to help us keep going?
Most people may go for the Red Bull or Monster energy drinks. The taste can be satisfying and it sure does provide the energy boost we’re looking for because of the caffeine content inside.
Coffee is popular and a great source for caffeine at that. Who can survive a day without their morning coffee right? Depending on the kind you like to drink, the caffeine content will change. Generally the lighter the coffee beans are the more caffeine it holds. So if you want stronger coffee then the beans should be darker.
Another thing that I have seen used is the 5-Hour Energy Shot. With most only being four calories it would seem like a really good choice. After all it can contain vitamins, has no sugar, and has all the caffeine that coffee could give. Just keep in mind that too much caffeine is NOT a good thing. It can have side effects that will in turn not be worth it and leave you once again not feeling very well.
While caffeine does have some benefits there are more healthier options. Detox water as you know is a good alternative for boosting energy and getting the amount of water needed daily. A super easy recipe only uses lemon and ginger. Have your glass of water ready. After that just squeeze the lemon and drop a half of a ginger root knob in there. Since lemons contain calcium, vitamin C, magnesium and lots of other nutrients. Ginger also provides magnesium, vitamin C, and phosphorus.
Smoothies are also a great way of keeping yourself energized. Just like detox water they can be fairly easy to prepare. For most smoothies you will either use ice cubes to blend with your fruit or freeze the fruit itself. Preferably I would suggest freezing the fruit.
Let’s start with banana smoothie. Ingredients needed will be:
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- pinch of ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1/3 cup water or almond milk
- 1-2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
Slicing the banana and putting it in little zip lock bags would be extremely helpful to have everything set. Once you have everything add it in the blender. Blend until smooth and serve. See an additional smoothie recipe below.