A Different Grind

Need an energy boost but can’t do coffee? Here’s a tea-rrific wake-up call, no beans necessary.

It happens to everyone – that drowsy buzz that hits you in the mid-afternoon or even as soon as you sit at your desk in the morning. Either way, long days at work likely have you in need of a pick-me-up. But let’s face it – coffee isn’t for everyone. For some, drinking coffee leads to headaches and stomachaches. Specialty coffee drinks can be filled with calories and sugar. A Starbucks grande iced caramel macchiato with 2 percent milk, for example, is 250 calories and 34 grams of sugar.

Luckily, there are tons of local options to boost your energy that don’t include coffee.

Simply Fit Meals’ Green Limon Juice

You won’t find any coffee at Simply Fit Meals, but you will find a menu filled with revitalizing snacks and juices. The Green Limon juice is jam-packed with greens like kale, spinach and parsley. Greens are a great natural energy booster if caffeine isn’t your thing.

3020 W. 7th St., #220
Fort Worth 76107

116 8th Ave.
Fort Worth 76104


Righteous Foods’ Sparkling Green Tea

Righteous Foods is practically next door to fitness studios like ZYN22 and Pure Barre on West Seventh Street, and the restaurant itself is brimming with healthy food and drink options. If you are looking for a little caffeine to start your day, Righteous Foods’ sparkling green tea is the ideal go-to.

3405 W. 7th St.
Fort Worth 76107


Brewed’s Chai Latte

For those who can’t start their day without a latte but are ready to move away from coffee, Brewed’s Chai Latte is your solution. This warm, or iced, concoction is the perfect blend of chai tea and milk. Plus, Brewed offers a great environment if you want to enjoy your latte while getting some work done.

801 W. Magnolia Ave.
Fort Worth 76104


Juice Junkies’ Powerballs

If you aren’t into drinking your energy boost, you can eat it. Juice Junkies’ Powerballs are filled with tons of healthy ingredients like hemp seeds, house-made almond butter and dark chocolate chips. A serving of these nutritious treats is only 170 calories and contains 6 grams of protein.

925 Foch St.
Fort Worth 76107