8 Healthy and Energizing Drinks for the Office

Published on: 24/08/2021

While most people grab instant energy drinks or coffee to keep their vigor at work, there are other delicious yet healthy drinks you can try.

Carbonated drinks (whether sugary or diet versions) and coffee packed with sugar and cream may satisfy you, but they are not proper fuel. What's worse, these so-called energy drinks do not give a long-lasting boost, either. The good news is, you can get your energy boost without sacrificing your health. Here are the best yet healthy drinks for the office:

1. Tea

Since most teas (black, white, and green) contain caffeine, they are all effective energy booster that lasts longer. You won’t get pumped that fast or hard, and you won't feel as nervous. The tannin in teas speeds down caffeine's absorption and releases it in manageable intervals. 

2. Black Coffee

While instant coffee or the ones filled with sugar and cream are aromatic and tasty, a cup of black coffee is a healthy alternative. It has antioxidants and is an effective energy booster, but too much of it can cause adverse effects on your health. Caffeine can cause insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Therefore, it is best to drink in moderation.

3. Matcha Latte

Drinking matcha makes you consume the entire ground-up green tea leaf, unlike steeped leaves. This means it's more nutritious. Make it a latte by adding non-dairy or low-fat milk and serve it warm. It's not only satisfying but also creamy. If you badly miss your coffee, this is a great choice.

4. Green Smoothies

Looking for an all-in-one drink that's nutritious, hydrating, and energizing? Make a smoothie by blending ice, fruits, and spinach. It's a savory drink that truly wakes you up. For an extra caffeine boost, try adding black tea.

5. Chia Smoothies

Chia seeds are highly nutritious, especially in protein, and are becoming famous whether they are added to water, drinks, oats, or food. Just add chia seeds to your chosen smoothie and you're good to go.

6. Protein Shakes

The lack of protein leads to fatigue. A protein shake is a healthy energy-boosting beverage that can help you replenish the needed amount of protein to make you function adequately. However, you need to put some carbohydrates in it. Your body turns the protein into energy. Quinoa or wheat germ are good carb choices you can add to your shake.

7. Fresh Juices

Buy a juicer and make your energizing drink such as fresh juice from fruits or vegetables. Dark green vegetables contain Vitamin B and are a great source of energy. Some vegetables like spinach, kale, and parsley have vitamin B, too. Opt for honey as a natural sweetener. For fruits, anything that has glucose can be tasty, healthy, and refreshing.

8. Water

Cliche as it sounds, and you've been probably told since you were little to keep drinking eight glasses of water every day. Well, water keeps you hydrated and energized throughout the day. Dehydration causes fatigue because it affects the flow of oxygen to the brain and your heart has to work harder to pump oxygen to all of your body organs. Just remember this: when you are hydrated, you are energized.

Most of the time, people depend on fancy sugary drinks filled with lots of sugar and caffeine, and other additives to quench their thirst and survive the day. Little did they know that better hydration is the answer. Hence, always fill your water bottle and keep it beside you while working.