Drink These Throughout the Day for More Energy

Bulletproof coffee when you’re sliding into the office

There’s definitely a place for coffee after a bad night of sleep. Give your java an even better boost by making it bulletproof.Bulletproof coffee curbs cravings and boosts energy levels with the help of MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides, a type of fats). A 2009 study found that MCTs can boost not only energy but endurance levels too. Yay if you have a workout on the brain — or just need to keep your brain focused at work.

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Coconut water is also full of potassium, which helps balance fluid levels and regulate your nervous system. Research from 2012 shows that coconut water is just as effective as sports drinks for rehydrating.

Green smoothie first thing in the morning

After a crummy night of sleep, start your day with a smoothie. Just make sure it’s green.Smoothies chock-full of greens and veggies are lower in sugar and higher in fiber than their all-fruit counterparts.

Leafy greens like kale and spinach are loaded with energy-promoting nutrients. These greens are a good source of iron, which promotes oxygen delivery to your cells to fight fatigue head-on.Try this recipe, which includes creamy avocado, fruity pineapple, spinach, banana, and coconut water.

Green tea post-post-lunch

If it’s the afternoon and you’re still feeling the effects of the night before, reach for green tea instead of more coffee. Green tea, which is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, provides a more steady “buzz” without the jitters. This is thanks to the combination of L-theanine and caffeine.

The takeaway

These beverages will bring delight but it doesn’t replace water. We know, when you’re at peak fatigue, plain water can feel so boring — but you don’t want to get overcaffeinated, especially when you’re recovering from a restless night’s sleep. So drink plenty of water. All day, regardless of how you feel.And you don’t have to drink these beverages in order! We planned it this way to keep your body nourished and fueled with energy — as you need it.