Trying to boost your energy without the caffeine? The key to upping energy levels through food lies in a diet with plenty of B vitamins. B6, B9, folate, niacin, and thiamin in particular are the heavy hitters. In plain terms, this means consuming your fair share of fruits and veggies, along with protein-packed options like lean meats. One of the easiest ways to do this is by starting your day with a vitamin-packed juice or smoothie. This is a healthier alternative to washing down the usual cup of joe in the mornings. The best part about these recipes? There's no need for a juicer. Although a juicer can help speed up the process, a blender and strainer are the only necessities. Keep reading for five juicing recipes for energy that will get your day started with a kick.
Citrus Beet Juice
Watermelon and Ginger Juice
We found the perfect drink to enjoy as the weather begins to warm into spring: watermelon and ginger juice. This simple little tonic combines three ingredients: watermelon, ginger, and mint. No juicer required for this one—a blender will do. Give your energy levels a major boost with watermelon, a fruit high in B6.
The First Mess concocted a recipe with enough kick to last throughout the day. Carrot, ginger, and lemon combine in this fresh take on lemonade that fights off the midday slump. For a little extra flavor, throw a dash of turmeric into the mix. A strainer is recommended for this recipe after blending.