Feeling Sluggish? These Are the Best Juicing Recipes for Energy

Updated 02/16/17

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

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Half Baked Harvest

Beets are a superfood: High in antioxidants and folate, they detox your body and raise energy levels in a snap. That's why we love this recipe for citrus beet juice by Half Baked Harvest. It contains a variety of energy-boosting ingredients like spinach, blood oranges, and lemon.

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Watermelon and Ginger Juice

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Rose & Ivy Journal

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.

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Carrot-Ginger Lemonade

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The First Mess

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.

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Super-Powered Orange Juice

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Minimalist Baker

Get your day started with this super-powered take on orange juice, courtesy of the Minimalist Baker. Carrots and citrus are both loaded with folic acid, a compound that boosts energy. This easy juicing recipe is ready in 10 minutes and only takes six ingredients to make. 

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Carrot, Beet, and Ginger Juice

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Minimalist Baker

The sweetness of apple and tang of ginger blend with energy-boosting beets to make this vitamin-packed juice. Along with plenty of B6, this drink offers a surplus of vitamins A, C, and K, along with a generous dose of antioxidants.

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