blooming tea flowers Blooming Tea Flowers & Others Foods That Give You High Energy Do you ever feel overworked and overwhelmed?  Maybe it’s a new job; a baby on the way, taking caring of your parents, an endless to-do list of; shopping, cleaning and errands. And week after week it just keeps going and soon your energy is getting zapped left, right and center. Before you decide to go for another shot of espresso or a Red Bull energy drink here are eight healthier ways to get an energy boost & feel better to keep going strong.

1. Water

If you’re feeling a headache coming on or you’re feeling cantankerous it may be due to dehydration. The solution? Drink a glass of water.

2. Dates

Dates include energy-boosting sugars that are counteracted with filling fibre, potassium and a little bit of protein. However, don’t eat too many because they are high in sugar.

3. Blooming Tea Flowers (Green Tea)

Green tea is awesome for so many reasons. It's calorie free and loaded with immune-boosting anti-oxidants which are perfect when your immune system is low. Green tea also contains natural caffeine. Remember, you don’t always have to drink it hot. Next time you’re feeling hot or experiencing hot flashes try this quick and simple minty iced green tea. Ingredients
  • Small handful of fresh mint leaves, washed
  • 1 Blooming tea flower
  • Honey
  • Fresh lavender leaves (optional)
  • Place mint leaves in a Venice® Double Wall Glass Mug With Infuser
  • Crush gently.
  • Add 1 blooming tea flower.
  • Pour hot water and let it steep for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Remove the blooming tea flower. Blooming Tea Flowers may be stored for additional brewing in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours (remove water prior to storage).
  • Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
  • Remove blooming tea & serve over ice.
  • Add honey to sweeten and a few fresh lavender leaves.

Looking for the best tea maker?

The Murano Personal Glass Tea Mug with Glass Infuser is the perfect tea-maker for your loose-leaf or flowering teas. The over-sized glass mug holds 20.2 oz. and provides the perfect crystal clear viewing area to watch your tea steep or bloom in the mug. It is made of lead-free borosilicate glass which makes it heat resistant and stain-proof. It's lightweight, dishwasher safe, microwave-safe, stove-top safe and easy to clean but hard to break. The mug comes with a glass lid which can be turned upside-down to double as a coaster or a trivet to hold your loose tea infuser. It is topped with your choice of a colorful silicone ring to protect your fingers from the heat as well as a large loop glass handle for comfortable drinking. Give yourself the healthy tea you deserve. It's simple to use and the blooming tea flowers are beautiful to watch as you make it.

4. Bananas

Bananas are healthy carbohydrates that boost energy levels especially for your intense workouts. They are a must-have for workout warriors.

5. Citrus

Cutting a piece of citrus and just smelling it increases serotonin. Lemon essential oil is a great energy booster, but you can also try an orange or grapefruit to get your dose of vitamin C and fibre. You can easily add lime or lemon juice to your water to get the benefits. However, if it’s not organic don’t put the peel with the lime or lemon. Just squeeze the fruit into a glass of water.

6. Peppermint

Not only can peppermint help with an upset stomach, but the aroma can help you stay alert. Try leaving a peppermint essential oil by your desk, or treat yourself to a cup of peppermint tea in the afternoon.

7. Almonds

Almonds make a superb mid-afternoon snack to keep your energy levels up through the day. They contain important nutrients, like magnesium and B vitamins, that help convert food to energy. They can be high in calories so stick to about 20 nuts to keep calories in checks. Keep a jar nearby at all times for those inevitable “I’m about to crash” moments where you’d normally grab a coffee.

8. Watermelon

Packed with B vitamins, hydration power, electrolytes and naturally occurring sugars, watermelon is a delicious way to wake yourself up. Watermelon also provides your body with the potassium it needs. Because potassium is an electrolyte it helps with muscle recovery. More importantly, if you’re not enough potassium, you will most likely feel tired and weak. As you can see you don’t necessarily have to turn to caffeine or a prescription to get your boost of energy. For maximum performance always eat a balanced diet, exercise at least three to four days a week, drink blooming tea flowers daily and get the right amount of sleep for you. Add these foods to your grocery list and you’ll feel better and more energetic. blooming tea flower Photo credit: Bigstock