Have you ever waken up in the morning, and feel so exhausted that you wish you could go back to bed immediately? This feeling is far from good and indicates that your body needs some natural boost of energy and strength. As a result, most people tend drink caffeinated beverages such as coffee or tea to give them a boost of energy. Although these drinks are commonly consumed around the world as a “wake-me-up”, there are healthier and more efficient alternatives to these caffeinated beverages.
These are some extremely beneficial 3-ingredient shots that will provide all the energy and nutrients you need for the entire day:
Green Smoothie Shot Recipe
Lack of protein can make you feel fatigued. Since protein is essential for increased energy levels, you should try to consume more protein-rich foods. This green smoothie is a great source of potassium, vitamin C, B and contains 10 grams of protein.
- a slice of fresh ginger
- 100 grams of frozen organic blueberries
- 2 cups of organic spinach
- stevia (optional)
Combine all the above ingredients in a blender and mix well. You can add some water to give it a more liquid-like consistency if you like. Also, you can prepare more of this smoothie and store it in the fridge. Add stevia if you like it to be sweeter.
2. Metabolism Booster Shot
Ginger + Lemon + Cayenne
Ginger + Lemon + Cayenne is a classic juice shot thought to cleanse, detoxify and boost metabolism. While there are no magic foods, each of these ingredients sure has a lot to offer. Ginger and lemon not only contain compounds that help support a healthy metabolism but also digestion and nausea reduction. All three contain immune supportive properties and that hotness in cayenne signifies compounds like capsaicin that can help reduce inflammation, pain and support metabolism.
- 1 – 2, 2 in/5 cm piece(s) of ginger
- 1/2 – 1 lemon
- pinch of cayenne pepper
Wash ginger and lemon. Peel lemon (or leave on rind for more zesty nutrients and bitter flavor). Juice ginger then lemon in your juicer.Pour juice shot into small glass and sprinkle cayenne pepper on top. Drink up and enjoy!
3. Digestion Booster Shot
Furthermore, in order to have the needed energy, nutrients need to be properly digested in the body. Indigestion may lead to reduced energy during the entire day, as well as other health issues.
- ½ an ounce of organic apple cider vinegar
- ½ an ounce of lemon juice
- A pinch of organic ground ginger
- Mix them in a glass and drink