Saturday, 24 December 2016

Popular DIY Healthy Energy Drinks Recipes!

Healthy Energy drinks are generally consumed for various reasons. It could be before or after a strenuous workout regime, when you are critically ill or when you sweat too much. These are instances when the body is in imbalance and you need to regain it back. The imbalance is in electrolytes. These are essential for normal body functions like the muscular and nervous system, pH balancing, hydration, blood pressure maintenance, etc. They include calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium chloride, hydrogen phosphate, and hydrogen carbonate. Even a small action like muscle twitching needs them. When you sweat you lose the balance of electrolytes and hence there is the need to replenish them.

Athletes and other people performing rigorous exercises buy branded energy drinks which may not be 100% healthy. You could consider making these energy drinks yourself and it is very simple. Listed below are some of the popular healthy energy drinks recipes.

Healthy Energy Drinks

DIY Healthy Energy Drinks

1. Green and Passion Tea Energy Drink

This concoction is loaded with antioxidants and caffeine to give you the energy boost.

Ingredients –

  • 2 tea bags of green tea
  • 1 tea bag of passion tea
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 100 ml of filtered water
  • 4 to 5 drops of stevia liquid or any other natural sweetener like honey

Procedure –

Boil the water in a small vessel. Leave the tea bags in the water for around 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags once the tea has completely infused into the water. Add the lime juice to the water.

Sweeten the concoction with the natural sweetener.You can consume it, as one shot energy drink. If you want to relish it as a cool drink you can add another 100ml of water to the concoction. Chill it and sip it as a drink.

2. Lime and Lemon Healthy Energy Drinks

Lime and lemon are citrus fruits which make the body alkaline. They help to maintain the electrolyte balance in the body and provide for instant energy.

Ingredients –

  • ¼ cup of fresh squeezes sweet lime juice from 3 sweet limes
  • ¼ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice from 3 lemons
  • 5 to 6 drops of natural sweetener or honey
  • 1 and ½ cups of filtered water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Procedure –

Take the 3 fresh limes and squeeze the juice out of them using a squeezer. Similarly squeeze 3 lemons for its juice and store separately in a cup. In a blender pour the two juices, salt, and the natural sweetener. Blend it well enough till the juices mix up uniformly. Add the water and blend again for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the concoction into a tall glass and drop in some ice cubes to have it chilled.

3. The Berries Energy Drink

This is an energy-laden smoothie which you can have at the start of the day for breakfast. It gives the required energy to get going through the rest of the day

Ingredients –

  • ½ cup of mixed or any of the following berries frozen or fresh – Raspberries, Blueberries, and Blackberries
  • ½ cup of orange juice from 2 oranges
  • ½ cup of freshly set yogurt
  • ½ cup of filtered water
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract

Procedure –

Wash the 2 oranges and squeeze the juice out of it in a cup. Pour the orange juice into the blender. Add the vanilla extract and yogurt to the orange juice in the blender. Run the blender for 2 to 3 minutes. Next, wash the berries and add it to the contents of the blender. Run the blender again for 2 to 3 minutes. Finally, add the filtered water into the blender and run it again for 2 minutes. Pour the contents into a large glass cup and savor it first thing in the morning.


4. Coconut Water Energy Drink

Coconut water is a wholesome drink which contains all the minerals and vitamins for the day. When it is combined with some fresh fruit it makes a nice smoothie drink which can pep you immediately.

Ingredients –

  • 3 cups of coconut water
  • 2 teaspoons of natural sweetener like honey or stevia liquid
  • 1 cup of filtered drinking water
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries

Procedure –

Break up 2 to 3 tender coconuts and collect the juice in a vessel. Wash the strawberries and put in a blender. Add the salt and the sweetener to it. Add little by little of the coconut water and blend it. Do it a couple of times emptying the contents into another vessel if the blender cannot hold everything at one go. Finally, add the water and blend again for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the drink into a tall glass add ice cubes to the concoction if you want it cold.


5. The Berries and Mint Healthy Energy Drinks

Berries contain natural sugars which get released slowly within the body. Hence it gives sustained energy over a long period of time. With a dash of lime and mint leaves the flavor of the drink is enhanced further.

Ingredients 1 cup of mixed blueberries and red berries –

  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 4 to 5 mint leaves

Procedure –

Wash the berries and put it in the blender. Squeeze a lemon and extract its juice in a bowl. Pour this into the blender. Next, wash the mint leaves and add it to the contents of the blender. Run the blender for 2 to 3 minutes. Now add the water and blend again for 2 to 3 minutes till the contents get uniformly mixed up. Pour it into a tall glass and enjoy the drink.


6. Orange and Coconut Water Energy Drink

Oranges are full of fiber and antioxidants. Coconut water and bananas contain potassium which helps in the building of healthy cells which in turn boots energy.

Ingredients –

  • ½ cup of Coconut water
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ½ cup of sliced ripened banana pieces

Procedure –

Break up one tender coconut and extract the water from it into a vessel. Squeeze two oranges to get ½ cup of orange juice. Take ripe bananas and cut them into pieces. Measure ½ cup of banana pieces and put in the blender. Add the orange juice and run the blender for 2 to 3 minutes. Next slowly add the milk and keep running the blender. Repeat the same by adding milk in the end. The yummy energy laden drink is now ready.


7. Watermelon and Coconut Water Healthy Energy Drinks

Watermelon is good to consume after a workout. They are supposed to keep the soreness from muscles away. Combined with coconut water the drink’s nutritional value increases and boosts energy in the body.

Ingredients –

  • 1 cup of cubed ripened watermelon cubes
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • Juice from one fresh lemon
  • 1/8 the teaspoon of salt

Procedure –

Take a ripe watermelon and cut it open. Scrap the skin off and deseed it while cutting it into cubes.

Take a cup of watermelon cubes and drop into the blender. Next, break a tender coconut and extract the coconut water from it into a glass. Squeeze a fresh lemon and extract juice from it into a bowl.

 First, put the watermelon pieces into the blender.Add the salt and lime juice to it. Run the blender for 2 to 3 minutes. Next slowly keep adding the coconut water and running the blender. When the contents get uniformly mixed stop the blender. Pour the juice into a tall glass and start relishing it.


8. Apple Cider Vinegar Energy Drink

Apple Cider Vinegar contains magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B1, B2 and B6.

Ingredients –

  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of natural sweetener or honey
  • 2 cups of filtered water

Procedure –

Pour the water into the blender. Add the apple cider vinegar concentrate to the water along the natural sweetener. Run the blender till all the contents get properly mixed up. Pour into a tall glass and savor the drink.


9. Cherry and Lemon Energy Drink

This drink contains cherries and coconut water which are great sources of vitamins and minerals. The tea gives the energy boost due to its caffeine content.

Ingredients –

  • 1 cup brewed green tea
  • ½ cup of pure unsweetened cherry juice
  • ½ cup of pure coconut water
  • ½ cup of filtered water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of natural sweetener or honey

Procedure –

Make brewed green tea to a cup’s capacity. Take some cherries and extract juice out of them enough to fill ½ a cup. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze juice out of it into a bowl. In a blender add the green tea, cherry juice, natural sweetener and lemon juice. Run blender for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the filtered water to the contents in the blender and run it again for 2 to 3minutes. Pour the drink into a tall glass and add ice cubes if you want to drink it chilled.


10. Lemon and Orange Healthy Energy Drinks

Citrus fruits are known to be powerhouses of vitamin C and antioxidants. They help in replenishing the salts in the body very quickly.

Ingredients –

  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • 1 ½ cups of filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon of natural sweetener or honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt

Procedure –

Take a fresh lemon and squeeze the juice out of it. Add ¼ cup of water to it to get ¼ cup of lemon juice. Take 2 oranges and extract juice out of it to make ½ cup of juice. Put the lemon and orange juice in the blender. Add the natural sweetener and salt to the contents in the blender. Run the blender for 2 to 3 minutes. Now add the water in small quantities and run the blender till the mixture in the blender becomes uniform. Pour the juice into a tall glass savor it.


Homemade healthy energy drinks recipes help you to make the most natural and pure energy boosting drinks at home. It is cheap to make them too. Without being loaded with large amounts of sugars they are definitely a good alternative to the energy drinks you get off the shelf.


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