Calories aren’t just a dirty work put on food labels, they’re also units of energy.
Logically, if you want more energy you’ll need to eat more calories. This, however, is a slippery slope to:
But there is another way to get more energy, and that comes in how the food you eat is metabolized.
Certain vitamins and minerals are key in this process, and when you get more, you’ll release more energy from what you eat.
These vitamins and minerals are: Vitamins B2 and B6, Magnesium, and Copper.
Vitamin B2 – found in Spinach, Collard and Chard.
Vitamin B6 – found in Spinach, Bell Peppers and Turnip Greens.
Magnesium – found in Spinach, Chard and Kale.
Copper – found in Kale.
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Note: these are especially useful if you’re weightlifting, since calories are required by your body to build muscle.
Juicing Recipes for Energy
If you’re new to juicing or on a budget, stick with a high quantity of spinach and kale for your energy juice, with a sweetener.
If you don’t have a juicer, our guide will help you find the right one for you.
Here’s a couple of delicious beginners juicing recipes for energy:
Spinach – Kale – Carrot Boost
- 2 handfuls spinach
- 1 Bunch of Kale
- 1 red apple
- 3 carrots
Sweet n Spicy Energy Boost
- 1 Bell Pepper
- 1 Handful Spinach
- 1 Handful Kale
- 1 Red Apple
- 1″ Ginger
Here’s a classic, tuned with a little more energy. Delicious, amazingly nutritious and one of the most widely drunk juices. It’s also what I have as a smoothie every morning:
High Energy Mean Green
- 1 Bunch of Kale
- 2 Handfuls of Spinach
- 3 Stalks of Celery
- 1/2 Cucumber
- 1 Green Apple
- ½ Lemon
- 1″ Ginger root
And finally, the pro of the juicing recipes for energy:
All Energy – Unsweetened Pro Recipe
Use as much as you want:
- Bell Peppers
- Turnip Greens
- 1/2 Lemon
- 1″ Ginger Root
As always, these juicing recipes for energy are interchangeable. Keep mixing it up and enjoy the different flavors!
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