Seeking that Energy Boost


Feeling groggy today” is probably what more people would say if asked. Not too many of us will bound into the office with a leap and shout of delight that they’re energized to the max.

Even athletic people tend to rely on energy boosts: they too will push themselves hard, and they will try various products that give them the jolt they need to remain competive.

Stimulants are what most of us rely on to get through a day,  through a meeting, through the commute. A well-balanced, healthy diet will provide the natural vitamins and amino acids to give us a lift, but most of us scoot past that in favor of a quick bite here and there, while others of us will choose a heavy meal. And then we rely on a cup of coffee or an energy drink to shoot us past the nap gap.

Energy supplements are derived from the core energizers the body naturally gets from our food. Energy drinks usually amp us up with options like caffeine, b vitamins, taurine ~ evidence shows that mental clarity and focus are improved this way.

Green tea provides a good dose of caffeine as well as the antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is not a caffeine derivative but many people enjoy its mildly stimulating effects.

There are many energy drinks on the market. Some rely on vitamins and caffeine, while others will pump you up with sugars.

Be sure to consult a doctor about your specific lifestyle and health conditions ~ discuss any exercise regimines you might plan to undertake. Make the time to get enough sleep. Eat as healthy a diet as you can, with inclusions of vegetables, fruits, whole grains.

And when it comes to energy supplements, don’t select the one with the fanciest label or t.v. commercial. Look for those that compliment and supplement a good diet, like Smoothie Essentials Energy Blend.

About Smoothie Essentials - ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the MatchaGT blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. The Smoothie Essentials product is a line of boosts that add functionality to one's daily foods without adding flavor or colors. (except for MatchaGT and green blend) making it easy to "hide" them from the finicky eaters we all know and love. From stirring them into yogurts, smoothies, frappes and even juice drinks it all come out with the original flavor being center star.. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing

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