Even if you get enough sleep, eat well, and stay hydrated, some days you just need an extra boost—but could do without the jittery side effects of caffeine- or sugar-packed beverages. Try these easy-to-make and ready-made drinks for all the energy-boosting benefits without the potential crash.
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This soymilk based energizer created by Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., author of Power Eating, 4th edition, gets its kick primarily from the protein. “The real benefits come from the (milk) protein which revs metabolism. The little bit of sugar gives your brain the fuel it needs wake up, and the nutmeg acts as a brain booster or stimulant to raise mood and lower anxiety.”
Nutrition score per serving: 191 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated), 13g carbs, 24g protein, 1g fiber, 352mg calcium, 1mg iron, 198mg sodium
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