We’ve all experienced that mid afternoon slump in work productivity, when you’ve been sending endless emails or meeting with clients all day and your brain eventually stops functioning properly. The good news is, if you keep a blender at the office you can whip up a concoction in just a few minutes that will energize, refresh, and help you get back to business with a crisper mind. Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes that instantly boost energy and act as the perfect pick me up.
Tropikale Energy Smoothie
A more interesting take on the traditional green smoothie, this one is the perfect combination of earthy textures. Bananas are the perfect energy boosting food because they are packed with healthy sugars, and the kale will provide your brain with much needed vitamins and minerals for a quick restart. If you can’t get your hands on almond milk, you can switch it up with coconut milk or coconut water for an even more tropical feel. Find the recipe here.
Berry and Green Tea Smoothie
If you want the energy boosting effects of green tea, but are craving something cool, try out this berry and green tea smoothie. Green tea has caffeine, but it also contains an amino acid called L-theanine which directly improves brain function and focus. Additionally, all berries are packed with antioxidants that can heighten energy levels and improve memory too. Find the recipe here.
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
We all know that if you are hungry you won’t be able to function optimally at work, which is why we love this smoothie. You can satisfy both your taste buds and tummy with it. Bananas will restore your body’s sugar levels and the peanut butter will fill you up, as well as providing your body with healthy fats, the ultimate brain food. The oats in this recipe will act as a long lasting source of energy and stabilize blood sugar levels. Find the recipe here.
Red Beet Smoothie
Beetroot contains a unique combination of magnesium, iron, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, which work together to improve blood flow and oxygen to the brain, and also regulate blood pressure. This smoothie will energize you and keep you focused until the end of the day. Find the recipe here.
Melon, Mint and Cucumber Smoothie
Dehydration is one of the main reasons why you might find it hard to stay focused and in sync with your brain. This simple smoothie will help restore your body with much needed fluids and keep you feeling fresh. Next time you have a headache, ditch the panadol and try this combination out first. The mint leaves in here have a strong and refreshing aroma that can clear your mind, on top of soothing any stiffness or soreness you may be experiencing. Find the recipe here.