This may come off as sacrilege, but you know what? Coffee isn't for everyone. As much as the caffeinated brew might very well be one person's daily lifeline, it can cause anxiety, stomachaches, and jitteriness for the next. Not exactly ideal for taking care of business.
And even for those of us who praise the coffee gods multiple times a day, there's no denying that it might be a good to get some real deal nutrition alongside our morning (and afternoon, and evening...) pick-me-up. InStyle rounded up the best non-coffee beverages that promise an energy boost every time. Read on.
This effervescent bubbly brew of fermented tea is full of good-for-you probiotics. For some, the taste can be hard to get used to, but it's worth checking out if you're in the market for an energy-boosting beverage that has other healthy benefits.
Açai berries are a beloved superfood for their antioxidant properties. They also boast a high amino acid count (the same good stuff commonly found in protein powders), which helps with energy! Swirl them into your next smoothie and enjoy.
Here's some plant magic for ya: Chlorophyll, the biomolecule responsible for giving veggies their green color, actually helps oxygenate our blood, which naturally increases energy levels! Our favorite recipe includes refreshing cucumbers, kale, spinach, and more.
The manifold benefits of green tea are no secret. After all, the ancient brew has long been revered for its ability to improve metabolic health, reduce stress, and even lower cholesterol. It's also (praise!) caffeinated, which means you can get your fix without any of that third cup of coffee guilt.
What's your favorite energy-boosting beverage? Tell us below.