How are you feeling? Muzzy, touchy, stressed, or just plain exhausted? Trust us, these healthy drinks will lift you out of that funk!
When you’re blue…
Hit the chocolate!
This is one of the best healthy drinks you can make because the serotonin-boosting flavonols in cacao powder give good-mood vibes in a glass!
Chase the blues smoothie: Blend 1 cup cherries, 1 cup dairy-free milk (like almond milk), ¼ cup walnuts, 1 banana, 2tbsp cacao powder, 1tsp honey.
TRY Superfoods Organic Cacao Powder, R150 for 200g, Faithful to Nature
When you’re sluggish…
Go for bone broth!
Enjoy a warm, gut-friendly smoothie to get your system up and running, says Robyn Youkilis, author of Go With Your Gut (Kyle Books).
Savoury smoothie: Blend 120ml bone broth (at room temperature), 1 cucumber (peeled and chopped), 10g coriander, juice of 1 lemon, 15g spinach, 2 celery sticks, and salt.
When you’re knackered…
Drink a power-up soup!
Kick-start your stamina with raw-food expert Deborah Durrant’s beetroot soup.
Energy boost juice: Juice 1 beetroot, 1 carrot, and 1 apple; pour into a pot. Whisk in 1 finely-grated garlic clove, 1tsp barley miso, 1tbsp tamari, and 1tsp olive oil. Heat until warm to the touch.
When you’re flagging…
Make green tea!
Energy slump? Try a cup of antioxidant-rich matcha green tea for extra oomph!
Pick you up matcha latte: Mix 1tsp matcha and a little hot water. Heat 1 cup almond milk with 1tsp maple syrup, whisk in the matcha, and top with grated nutmeg.
TRY Organic Matcha Powder, R400 for 40g, Just Matcha
When you’re feeling flat…
Try an alkaline powder!
A mineral alkaline supplement, with magnesium citrate, has a bowel-cleansing effect, ridding your body of toxins and perking you up.
Get up and go drink: Add 7,5g of the powder to a large glass of water, stir well, and drink once a day on an empty stomach.
TRY A.Vogel Multiforce Alkaline Powder, from R90 for 105g, Dis-Chem
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A freelance writer and editor, with 15 years’ experience in the media industry. With a passion for health and fitness, Tammy loves nothing more than researching the latest wellness trends. And if she’s not running around after her sweet four-year old daughter, you’ll find Tammy on her bike, in the gym or exploring the great outdoors – followed by a good coffee, of course!