Do you feel sluggish in the morning, but still want to stick to a healthy start to your day? You don’t have to sacrifice flavor for energy! Leave behind the sugary artificial juices, energy drinks, and coffee. The following juices are also convenient and easy to make. They contain all-natural ingredients that are rich in the nutrients your body needs for energy that will keep you going all day.
As a bonus, they’re easy to make! Simply combine them in the blender and you’re good to go. You can even prepare the ingredients the night before for an even faster juice blend.
Coconut and Kale
A coconut and kale juice is the perfect way to start your day! Kale is packed with nutrients, and adding coconut water, apples, and ginger will add some sweetness and flavor.
6-8 leaves of kale
4 ounces of coconut water
1 inch of fresh ginger
Beet and Ginger
Beetroots are another natural ingredient rich in the nutrients your body needs. They have plenty of vitamins and minerals and are rich in antioxidants. Beetroots also contain calories which will give you a boost of energy that lasts all day.
Many people complain about the earthy taste of beetroots, but you can mask the taste with ginger and lemon. The citrus addition will also help you wake up.
1 large beetroot
1 green apple
1-inch fresh ginger
A healthy blend of greens such as spinach, cucumber, celery, and kale will give you the most energy. Chlorophyll, a green pigment found in vegetation, helps plants absorb energy from light. Did you know that it will also help give you an energy boost? The pigment helps oxygenate your blood, which increases your brain function and energy.
1 large cucumber
8 stalks celery
1 handful kale
1 handful spinach
1 handful parsley
1/4 lemon (with rind if organic)
1-inch piece ginger
Pineapple and Grapefruit
If you feel sluggish in the morning due to any inflammation, consider beginning your day with a pineapple blend. Pineapple contains bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory. This will help you feel better for the rest of the day!
½ small pineapple
1-inch of fresh ginger
Watermelon and Ginger
Watermelon and ginger juice is another great option, especially as we head into the hot summer season. For this refreshing blend, combine watermelon, ginger, and fresh mint. Watermelon is high in high in B6, which will give you energy. Ginger also doubles as an anti-inflammatory.
1 1/2 cups cubed watermelon, chilled
2 springs fresh mint
2 inches fresh ginger root
This delicious spin on traditional lemonade is healthy and sure to beat your morning blues. Carrots and ginger and a tasty combination, and who doesn’t love lemonade?
1 large or two small lemons
2 inches fresh ginger
4 cups water
1/4 – 1/3 cup pure maple syrup/agave nectar/simple syrup
These juices are sure to help you start your day off on the right foot! They’re a healthy and delicious way to provide you with the energy you need to wake up fresh.