5 Best Healthy Energizing Alternatives To Caffeine

5 Best Healthy Energizing Alternatives To Caffeine

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We all know that coffee contains caffeine. Coffee is good for you if you drink it in moderation. But, too much coffee is not good for you. Too much of anything isn’t good for anyone. Caffeine can increase production of stress hormones and raise heart rate and blood pressure. Too much caffeine can also cause heart palpitations and muscle tremors. So, here are six healthy energizing alternatives to caffeine:

1. Carrot banana juice

This simple to make carrot banana juice is a great alternative to caffeine. Carrots and bananas are loaded with antioxidants and dietary fiber. Carrots are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, vitamin A, folate, potassium, iron, pantothenic acid, copper, and manganese. Bananas are loaded with fiber, potassium, and magnesium.

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Ingredients:

2 chopped carrots, steamed and cooled
1 banana, peeled, sliced
1 cup water
Ice cubes, optional

Instructions:

Add the bananas, carrots, and water to your blender and mix until smooth. Serve and enjoy.

2. Lemonade with chia seeds

This drink has been used as endurance energy for thousands of years. Chia seeds are loaded with calcium, magnesium, protein and Omega-3s. Lemons are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins and antioxidants.

Ingredients:

2 limes, juiced
4tbsp. chia seeds
4 cups water
1 tbsp.honey
Ice cubes, optional

Instructions:

Simply mix all the ingredients together. Let cool in the fridge for 2 hours. Serve and enjoy.

3. Cinnamon, banana and maca smoothie

Maca is good in smoothies. It is a great way to increase energy levels naturally. Cinnamon is a great energy booster.

Ingredients:

1 cup milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. maca

Instructions:

Add all to a blender and blend until everything is incorporated. Done.

4. Apple cider vinegar energy-boosting drink

Apple cider vinegar has so many health benefits.It contains a wide range of vitamins and trace minerals. Apple cider has shown promise in helping diabetes, weight loss, cancer, heart health and high cholesterol.

Ingredients:

2 cups carbonated water
1 tbsp. of raw organic apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. honey
Ice cubes, optional

Instructions:

Pour the ACV into a glass of the water.Add the lime juice and honey. Stir until well incorporated. Serve and enjoy.

5. Maca hot chocolate with vanilla

This easy to make homemade chocolate is low in calories and refined sugar-free. Also, it is loaded with cocoa. Cacao has numerous benefits.Cacao is high in potassium, calcium, vitamin C, iron, copper, and magnesium.The magnesium in cacao and dark chocolate may be helpful in preventing heart disease.It also improves cell function. Plus, cacao contains serotonin, the feel-good brain chemical.

Ingredients:

5 cups milk
3 tsp. unsweetened cacao powder
2 tsp. honey or maple syrup
1.5 oz dark chocolate bar, melted
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 /2 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions:

In a saucepan, heat the milk over medium-low heat. Add all the ingredients stir well.Cook until all the ingredients are combined. Serve warm. Enjoy.

5 Best Healthy Energizing Alternatives To Caffeine