Healthy Energizing Gift Guide for Busy People
This gift guide includes health-promoting and energizing gifts for moms and other busy women in your life.
Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.
You don’t have to be a mom to be tired and overworked, but I have mad respect for anyone raising little ones in today’s world. I picked items for this particular gift guide to be appropriate for anyone who could use a little extra healthy energy.
Healthy Energizing Gift Guide
Matcha and collagen is such a brilliant combination because it makes it so easy to just add a scoop to your breakfast smoothie or oatmeal. The energy from matcha is nice because it shouldn’t make you jittery like coffee. Just stir in a scoop to your favorite smoothie or hot beverage.
BeautyBits are one of my fav new-to-me products of 2018! They’re made of 100% spirulina raised without chemicals or pollutants. Spirulina is an algae that has health properties and can increase energy (learn more about the health benefits of spirulina)!
I like to toss a few of these in my morning smoothie, or just swallow them whole. So easy and healthy! Use code CleanEating for 20% off on the Energybits website.
3. Cacao Powder
Adding cacao powder to my smoothies and desserts is one of my favorite ways to add a healthy energy boost, not to mention tons of antioxidants and a great chocolate flavor. It also covers up the color of all those greens I had to my smoothies (check out my dairy-free Anti-Cancer Green Breakfast Smoothie).
I like finding brands of cacao powder that are fair-trade and organic, and Navitas is a great brand.
You’ve heard me rave for years about my love of a good high-speed blender. I use mine every single day, sometime more than once a day. Blendtec is a great brand, and you can find them on Amazon.
Smoothies are such a perfect breakfast or meal replacement for busy people, and they can be super energizing too! Smoothies are generally really easy to digest and can help cram in a ton of nutrients in just one serving. See all my dairy-free smoothie recipes.
I love to diffuse peppermint oil in the morning since it’s so energizing and uplifting. Peppermint makes the house smell fresh and lively, too. Do you have a diffuser? I have this one in a bamboo finish and I love it.
One of the best things I did for my health this year was to give up caffeine. I’m not saying that coffee is bad for you, but it was bad for me. I can’t even do caffeinated tea anymore because I found it was triggering migraines.
I do love having a hot beverage after breakfast, though, so I’ve turned to healthier options, like this Cordyceps mushroom elixir. Don’t know it until you’ve tried it!
One of the biggest health complaints I hear from people is that they are tired. Sometimes fatigue is a result of something worse than just over-working. Anyone who has unexplained weight gain and low energy, especially after childbirth, should read this book.
You might also like my article on the ten reasons you might be tired.
You might be surprised to know that you could be deficient in B vitamins, especially if you’re stressed or your diet isn’t always the best. Taking a simple B vitamin complex could be one of the easiest ways to increase your energy. For that reason, it’s not recommended to take B vitamins at night. Take one in the morning and you should feel the difference in about 30 minutes!
Low energy as the result of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a real thing, especially at this time of year. Sitting in front of a therapeutic lamp while you’re working or having your coffee in the morning can make all the difference.
I have one, although I haven’t used it much lately since it’s been pretty sunny here in CA. Also, I just got back from a trip to Hawaii where I got a ton of sunshine. This lamp is pretty and has an adjustable dial.
10. CBD Capsules
I’ve been taking CBD for almost two years now and it’s worked wonders for my anxiety and inflammation. CBD can be energizing in the sense that if you’re feeling better, then you have more energy to go out and conquer the world. I recommend THC-free CBD capsules from Medterra. Use code CLEANEATING for 15% off your order!!!
This is my last gift guide of the year. I hope you enjoyed my picks and found something unique for someone special in your life.
You might like my other Gift Guides!
- Clean Eating Kitchen Gift Guide
- Gift Guide for Health Nuts
- Instant Pot Accessories Gift Guide
- Relaxation & Stress Relief Gift Guide
- Wedding Gifts for Healthy Brides