Do you regularly drink ‘energy’ drinks in the hope they are going to boost your energy?
Did you know they are actually extremely harmful for your health for SO many reasons and they will end up zapping your energy and causing you even more health problems in the long term.
Here are some of the dangers of standard energy drinks:
- They contain incredibly high levels of caffeine which can increase the risk of stroke
- You may end up overdosing on taurine
- There is a very large amount of sugar in most energy drinks which leads to numerous health problems including diabetes and weight gain
- They can lead to dehydration due to the harmful ingredients
- They can deplete your enzymes as they don’t contain beneficial enzymes
So what’s the solution to increasing your energy?
Natural energy drinks are good for your body, they actually do increase your energy levels AND you will end up with better health in the long term.
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I have put together 17 of the best healthy homemade energy drinks to help you truly boost your energy and your vitality.
The World’s Healthiest Energy Drink Recipe – For Sport and More Energy
Why buy a processed syrup laden energy drink when you can make the world’s healthiest energy drink in just a couple of minutes? All you really need to include in an energy drink is something sweet and something salty to replace missing electrolytes. If you are feeling out of balance after a tough workout this is a good drink to replace those electrolytes.
~ Katherine, GREEN THICKIES
DIY Energy Shot
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We all need a little boost of energy now and then but sometimes coffee just doesn’t sound good and your other options may not always be the best choice.
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Breakfast Energy Smoothie
This delicious Breakfast Energy Smoothie is a quick, nutrient packed and will energize you until lunchtime!
~ Jenn, DELICIOUSLY SPRINKLED
Layered Mixed-Berry Green Power Smoothie
A double-layer of mixed berry and mighty green comes together in this power-loaded smoothie that you can feel good about sipping!
~ Sarah, WHOLE & HEAVENLY OVEN
Cherry Lemonade Energy Drink
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The recipe uses cherry and lemon juice to provide natural sources of vitamins and minerals, coconut water for electrolytes, plus a small amount of caffeine from antioxidant-rich green tea.
~ Dana, FOOD NETWORK
Organic Energy Drinks
Bottled energy drinks are loaded with sugar and unwholesome ingredients. Guess what? There’s a healthier alternative hiding in your kitchen.
~ Jean, ORGANIC LIFE
Electrolyte Energy Drink
We’ve been led to believe by certain companies that we need an extra-special drink to recover from some sweat. For those times that you do have a heavier workout though, make your own sports drink. It’s easy, quick, and naturally refreshing.
~ Claire, EVERYDAY ROOTS
Instant Natural Energy Drink
I recently discovered matcha green tea powder and it is awesome! There is no brewing, there is no waiting and if you do it just like I show below, it is a completely natural instant way to get some energy.
~ Lindsay, DELIGHTED MOMMA
DIY Natural Energy Drink
This is a really great find on How to make a DIY Natural Energy Drink to instantly revitalize your strength and boost energy levels for when you find yourself lacking in energy and you need a natural boost.
Super Energy Drink
A healthy energy drink that will give you the boost you need naturally.
~ Girl Who Ate Everything, THE TABLESPOON
Morning Metabolism Booster Drink – Plus Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Since I’m neither a coffee drinker, soda sipper, or Monster Energy drink consumer, I needed something that would make me feel like a SuperStar! Of coarse a nice tug of my long hair and a drizzle of baby drool on my face at 5:30 a.m. is one way to get me out of bed quickly…But let’s not go there shall we?
~ Ari, THE DIVA DISH
Cinnamon Coconut Water Kefir
Cinnamon Coconut Water Kefir is one of the healthiest beverages in the world! This recipe ramps the health benefits up a notch
Natural Electrolyte Sports Drink Recipe
Drinking enough pure clean water is one of the most important things we can do for overall health. For times of exercise and exertion, a homemade natural sports drink recipe can also be helpful.
~ Katie, WELLNESS MAMA
Cranberry Sports Drink Recipe
This all-natural homemade energy drink provides a great tasting mix of carbohydrates to fuel your muscles. It also contains electrolytes (sodium and potassium) to help replace what your body loses through sweat.
~ Jenn, FIT BOTTOMED EATS
Watermelon Workout Drink
Recently I came across a few articles about watermelon and it’s ability to reduce muscle soreness after hard workouts. Turns out watermelon is packed with L-citrulline, an essential amino acid that helps prevent soreness. Coconut water is great because it’s packed with the electrolytes your body needs are a sweat session. So, I combined the science-y / magical properties in watermelon and coconut water to make a delicious post-run recovery drink.
~ Monica, RUN EAT REPEAT
Strawberry-infused sports drink
At a bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, they have the best infusions…. fresh fruit soaking in vodka, which tastes dangerously like candy. That’s all I can remember to tell you about those drinks. This infusion is a little bit healthier, and will help instead of hinder your next workout.
~ Gina, THE FITNESSISTA
Cherry-Lemon Sports Drink
This beverage works because it provides as a quick source of carbohydrates to fuel working muscles, sodium and potassium to maintain electrolyte balance, and it tastes great to make sure you drink plenty of it!
~ Jackie, NUTRITION SUCCESS
Which energy drink was your favourite? Please share this list so we can help to spread the word that there IS a natural healthy solution to help you increase your energy naturally.
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