Are you relying on coffee to get out of bed in the mornings and beat the 3 PM slump? This blend of energizing superfoods will boost your energy levels for hours - without the jitters and crashes. You have to feel it to believe it!
acai berry - This Brazilian beauty berry contains powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients for that healthy looking glow and more energy.
gurana - it contains natural caffeine and countless micronutrients for long-lasting power without crashes.
maca - Also known as Peruvian ginseng, maca root is similar to cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower. Several studies have shown maca to be a natural mood booster by reducing depression and anxiety symptoms.
lucuma - has been consumed in South America since 200 AD and is known as the “gold of Incas.” The sweet tasting fruit is rich in polyphenols and carotenoids, which can protect against chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Lucuma also contains fiber, calcium, iron and vitamin C.
banana - are one of the world’s most popular fruits, making them an easy and accessible superfood to add to your diet. Most people know that bananas are a great source of potassium, which is beneficial for heart health. A banana’s fiber content also aids in digestion and keeps blood sugar levels from spiking.
amla - possesses good amounts of phytochemicals like quercetin, gallic acid, corilagin and ellagic acids that aid body in detoxification and in fighting free radicals. Amla may improve liver function, boost vitality and provide energy.
ashwaganda - A number of studies have suggested that ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), an herb that has been used as an Ayurvedic remedy since ancient times, has powerful beneficial effects on brain function. Research also shows that ashwagandha may have beneficial effects on cellular energy production and be a helpful tool for enhancing athletic performance.
moringa - is rich in antioxidants as well as protein, potassium and calcium. It also contains 6 times the amount of iron than kale and provides all 9 essential amino acids. As far as health benefits go, research shows moringa fights inflammation, supports brain and cardiovascular health and reduces liver damage.
riodola rhodea - has been used for centuries in traditional medicine systems worldwide to improve memory, alertness, and endurance. It has been shown to reduce mental fatigue, boost brain function and mood, and increase exercise performance in human and animal studies. Rhodiola rosea may be especially helpful for people who experience burnout, which is defined as “emotional, motivational, and physical exhaustion as a result of chronic occupational stress”
matcha - powdered green tea, contains 3 times more catechins (a type of antioxidant) than regular brewed green tea. The natural caffeine in matcha has also been found to promote alertness while avoiding a crash in energy levels. Additional research shows matcha improves attention, reaction time and memory.
Directions: Use one spoonful in smoothies, salad dressings, pasta, yogurt and more.
Energy Burst Smoothie recipie:
1 tsp Energy Burst
1 cup of almond milk
acai berry, gurana, maca, lucuma, banana, amla, ashwaganda, moringa, riodola rhodea, matcha