Skip the Coffee and Sip These Drinks at Breakfast Instead!

Playing Healthy Energy-Boosting Alternatives to Coffee

The Doctors share three smoothies that pack tons of health benefits that will deliver you the energy you need to start your day!

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Smoothie
This first smoothie contains sweet potato, Greek yogurt, almond milk, banana, cocoa powder and chia seeds. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork describes it as “Phenomenal!” He says the complex carbs in the banana and sweet potato will give you nice sustained energy and the fiber helps slow absorption of glucose sugars. Chia contains Omega-3s and fiber. This smoothie will help you feel full for a long time. There’s even a little natural caffeine in cocoa powder.

Citrus-Coconut Energy Shake
This smoothie contains coconut water, banana, vegan milk and oranges. Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra says the coconut water and banana are both great sources of potassium which provides energy, is good for your muscles, your heart, and your digestion. The oranges are high in fiber, contain Vitamin C and antioxidants. Dr. Batra comments this smoothie is “really refreshing!”

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BLK – Blackberry, Lavender and Kale Smoothie
Aside from blackberry, lavender and kale this smoothie also contains apple juice, cashews, banana and even some rolled oats for added protein and fiber. “Lavender makes this the most unique smoothie I’ve ever had and I kinda like it,” says Dr. Travis. Dr. Batra notes that kale is such a great addition especially because it contains more iron than beef! 

Find all of the recipes here.