Fed up of those 3pm crashes after spending the morning drinking coffee? The good news is you don’t need to rely on coffee or unhealthy energy drinks to keep you going!
Stephanie Gourgon, who is a Healthy Mummy community member and Motivating Mum, has shared with us five of her favourite energy-boosting drinks that AREN’T coffee!
5 energy boosting drinks to help you forget about coffee
Tea is a glorious thing and there are so many varieties to make or choose from all with their own benefits.
A few that are known for their energy boosting qualities are green tea, ginger tea and licorice tea.
2. Healthy Mummy Drinking Chocolate
Not only is the Drinking Chocolate a delicious treat that smashes those cravings for a warm drink and anything chocolatey, it also includes the vitamin phosphorus that helps metabolise the energising B vitamins, magnesium which helps in cellular energy production as well as zinc and vitamin C which are great for immunity.
3. Healthy Mummy Smoothies
The Healthy Mummy Smoothies are super yum and very versatile they contain amazing wholefoods including fenugreek, dandelion root, ginger root, rice bran fibre and over 24 other vitamins and minerals all which have their roll to play in both optimum nutrition and boosting those energy levels.
The smoothies are a great energy booster plus being so versatile you can add all sorts of additional energy boosting foods on top of the already amazing nutrition the smoothies provide
Try this Extra Energy Smoothie recipe.
4. Healthy Mummy Super Greens
Not only do they taste great unlike other super greens on the market (they have a very yummy berry flavour) they include chia, goji berry, kale, spinach and dandelion – some seriously amazing energy boosting ingredients.
The Energy Boosting Super Greens taste great with a tall cold glass of water or in raw treats (think bliss bliss). You will never feel the need for a coffee!
Dehydration can leave you feeling drained and tired. Being a busy mum we often forget about our water intake starting the day with a tall glass of water will help shake off that fatigue and kick start your day.
There are some great things to add to water to boost energy levels, assist with weight loss as well as increase your daily water intake such as lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and fruit infusions.
Stephanie’s 19kg weight loss story
Stephanie diagnosed with PCOS at 16 and after a cyst bleed at 20, Stephanie was diagnosed with endometriosis, and told I’d never have children due to my conditions.
“I ate bad foods and drank copious amounts of coke. I had given up hope that I’d have kids and didn’t care about my appearance, so I gained a fair bit of weight I’m not overly sure how much but when I fell pregnant with my first child I was 85kg and by 35weeks pregnant I was 120kg,” she says.
“Post pregnancy I looked in the mirror and realised how unfit I was. I was feeling bad all the time, over feeling sick, tired and unmotivated. I saw exercise physiologists, dieticians and tried every gimmick every shake and diet I could think of. None of it really worked.”
Stephanie eventually found The Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and was hooked!
“I lost 5kg that got me to my original pre-pregnancy weight and I fell pregnant with my second baby (which was a huge shock! I put it down to how I was beginning to actually look after myself and fuel my body with food rather than rubbish),” she says.
“My pregnancy with my second baby was so much healthier I was a 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member and I only gained a grand total of 9kg compared to the nearly 30 in my first pregnancy.”
“In the past 10 months, Stephanie has lost 19kg. I still have about 15 to go but I’m the lightest, healthiest and fittest I have been in over eight years.
“I can get up of a morning and not feel like death, I feel like a whole new woman!! The Challenge is also great for my kids, what it has taught me is invaluable and has helped me make our food choices. Joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has been a life changer. I wish I had started sooner!”
Did you know mums have lost OVER 3 million* kilos with us?
Join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
The Healthy Mummy exists to help tired, busy mums like you SHIFT THE BABY WEIGHT and REACH YOUR GOAL WEIGHT.
The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an affordable, breastfeeding-friendly and realistic program that helps mums tackle their diet and improve their overall health through weekly (and customisable) meal plans, at-home exercises and 24/7 social support.
Our Challenge entails:
- 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
- Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
- Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
- Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
- Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
- Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!
To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.