Feeling a little tired and worn out? Rather than reaching for yet another cup of coffee or sugary drink to keep you going, turn to Mother Nature for a healthy energy drink that’ll boost your immune system and perk you up at the same time.
The best healthy energy drink to give you a boost
Aromatherapist, Glenda Taylor has a fab little high-energy morning routine. “Zesty citrus fruits, with their high vitamin C content, are perfect for combating seasonal allergies and colds.” Her juicy moves?
Take two citrus fruits – oranges, lemons, grapefruits or limes, and cut them in half. Squeeze the juice of one citrus fruit into a jug, the other fruit into a glass. Add hot water to the juice in the glass and drink first thing in the morning. Store the other fruit juice (that’s in the jug) in the fridge and have it mid-morning for a quick pick-me-up. Or, you can mix the two together, and drink them together with the hot water, first thing. There’s nothing better than freshly squeezed juice to give you a natural energy boost.
Starting the day off with this healthy energy drink does wonders for your gut too. You may think it’ll be too acidic but these types of fruits actually produce alkaline in the stomach, which is very soothing and will also help to curb those sweet cravings.
Also use citrus essential oils
Drip a few drops of citrus essential oil onto a facecloth and leave it at the bottom of the shower.
Turn on the hot water and let the essential oil fragrance rise up. Breathe in deeply as you wash yourself.
Then, gently decrease the heat of the water until it’s quite cool and spend a minute or two under the cooler water. Finish off by drying yourself vigorously. This simple routine will improve the texture of your skin, boost your circulation and invigorate your mind for the day ahead.
w&h tip: Our choice of fruit and essential oils has to be grapefruit – bright, zesty and with a fragrance you’ll find in smart perfume.
DISCLAIMER: Before starting any diet, you should speak to your doctor. You must not rely on the information on this website/newsletter as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.