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If you're looking for a way to feel alert and energized without caffeine or want to protect your brain from cognitive decline, here are five brain-boosting beverages that taste delicious and use the amazing power of An Elephant Never Forgets
tea, our refreshing and effective caffeine-free herbal tea to boost your brain power and increase your energy naturally. (You can also watch the video on YouTube
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1. Gingery Hot Tea
An Elephant Never Forgets is wonderful when hot, and when prepared like this, helps to warm up the brain and the body.
2 tbsp. An Elephant Never Forgets
1 quart hot water
4 slices fresh ginger root
A fresh mandarin orange, peeled and separated
Steep the tea leaves in the water, along with the ginger slices and tangerine. For more fruit flavor, chop the tangerine pieces so that more juice is released, or crush the fruit into the water.
2. Brainy Milk Tea
If you like your tea creamier, try this milk tea version. I used almond milk in this recipe, but you can use your favorite dairy or plant-based milk. With the dates and cinnamon, it has a bit of a North Indian flair.
3 cups hot water
1 cup milk of choice
Steep the tea leaves in the water, along with the dates
(crushing them will yield more flavor. When it's done steeping, add in the milk and cinnamon, press, and serve.
3. Cold Brew Apple Tea
An Elephant Never Forgets
is wonderfully refreshing when iced. If you're looking to cool off, or just want something that's soothing while also energizing, try this!
1 quart cold water
A few lemon slices
In a large glass pitcher
or mason jar, place the apple slices, lemon, and herb sprigs and gently muddle with a muddler
or wooden spoon. Pour in the water and add the tea leaves, and then steep the tea leaves, fruits, and herbs in the water for 2 to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
Serve over ice in tall glasses, and garnish with any leftover fruit and herbs.
4. Brain Power Smoothie
This smoothie is a great way to boost your brain power! You may choose to steep the tea for a shorter period of time (half an hour) if you want less of an herbal flavor.
1 cup kale or spinach (choose the latter if you prefer less bitterness)
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender, garnish with blueberries (if desired), and serve.
5. Genius Juice
This juice is a powerhouse beverage! You might think it's hard to top fresh vegetable juice when it comes to health benefits, but this recipe does that. It will leave you feeling wonderful!
Note: When it comes to juicing, a slow masticating juicer is the best type of juicer for extract the maximum amount of nutrients, enzymes, and overall health benefits. If you don't already have one, you can grab one here.
Add the tea to a glass pitcher
. Run all remaining ingredients except black pepper through your juicer
, then pour into the pitcher
. Add in the black pepper, mix well, and serve!
We hope you enjoy these recipes! Let us know in the comments below which was your favorite.
This information has not been evaluated by the FDA, and is not intended to diagnose or cure a medical issue, or replace professional medical care. If you are pregnant or nursing, are under the care of a physician, or on prescription medication, talk to your health care provider before making any changes to your diet or routine.