I have to dissapoint you, I don´t drink any coffee (only sometimes decaf) and no energy drinks. Why? Because they are not healthy (especially energy drinks are full of sugars) and after fast energy up you fall very fast down. Of course, I have to admit that 2 coffees during a hard day surely don´t kill you. But, I provide to you healthy, tasty and energetic alternatives for your study session, long day in the office, or your all day hiking adventure.
Coconut water is water from young green coconut, and is all favorite drink of Victoria secret models (but only drinking it does not guarantee you theirs bodies). If you don´t live in tropical areas, nowadays you can buy these wellness drink packed in bottles or even in powder form (what is great for traveling, try imagine taking 5 l of coconut water into your luggage). If you are lucky, in some supermarkets you can find young coconut (but this one look white not green) and after opening you can also consume theirs flesh.
Benefits: coconut water is rich in electrolytes like potassium,sodium,calcium and magnesium. This isotonic drink is excellent for hydratation during hot days or during a sport activity. Does not contain any fat and have cooling properties.
Extra tips: You can add juice to coocnut water to create different taste or add carbonated water. Be careful when you choose, some coconut waters tastes too sweet or too salty for some people, it is best to try more types and choose according your taste preference.
I like ths green miracle for many reasons. It has countless health benefits and also some coffeine content which I need sometimes to wake up and put my mind to study mode.
Benefits: green tea can improve your blood flow, lower your cholesterol and prevent heart-realted diseases. The very important information for students is that in one Swiss research was shown greater activity in the memory area of brain after regular consumption of the green tea. Green tea is rich in catechins, the antioxidant which can prevent cell damage.
Extra tips: Don´t put boiling water on green tea because it can damge catechins. For more benefits add lemon juice (helps with absorption of catechins) or ginger juice.
Matcha is a green tea made from ground whole tea leaves. It has a spectrum of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. I like mix matcha with other green goodies like moringa, spirulina and wheatgrass. In order to make them taste better I add warm water and after almond milk. You can also add ice have iced latte. Matcha latte was chosen for one of the trendest food of the year, and it is definitely deserved.
Fruit and Herb infused water
It is extra refreshing in these hot days and it looks super cool (I don´t know if the appearance is good reason but, I like how it looks anyway). Just put handful of raspberries and few leaves of the mint into the water with few ice cubes. You can choose from different varietes of the fruit and herbs to create new tasty combination. Don´t forget stay always hydrated.