Between navigating chaotic schedules and finding time to fit in nutritious meals, sometimes it seems like there just aren’t enough hours in a day to conquer everything we need to get done. When we reach the point where we need a real pick-me-up, we’re trying to forgo coffee and reach for natural supplements instead. We've found that they help us maintain the adequate amounts of essential vitamins, minerals, and other necessary nutrients we may lack in our diet, and they’re filled with ingredients that benefit our overall health and wellness. (Bonus: no caffeine crash.) Keep scrolling to see our picks.
Team Byrdie has dubbed this a miracle powder, mainly for the fact that one scoop dissolved in tea or warm water instantly makes us feel alert, focused, and happy—like magic.
Former wellness editor Victoria Hoff swears by this flavored powder, which she uses every afternoon for a kick of energy. “It has protein and all these nutrients in it, and when I mix it with cold almond milk, it tastes like minty chocolate milk,” she says. “I don’t think I’ve had an afternoon slump since I started taking it!”
Made with fermented fruits, vegetables, and spices, this protein- and superfood-filled powder tastes like chocolate but promises to fuel your body and kick-start your metabolism. Blend it into your morning smoothie for sustained energy all day long.
Getting your daily serving of greens is easy (and delicious) thanks to these fizzy green tablets. Pop one in a glass of water and drink up! If you want to know more, check out the inspiring backstory and our full review.
This powder infused with Brazilian guarana and goji berries gives the body the same boost as an espresso without the jitters.
Next up, 10 caffeine-free ways to boost your energy level.