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How to Make Your Own Natural Energy Drink

Energy drinks have become popular because they provide instant energy. Marketed ones are good for consumption, but nothing is better than the ones containing natural ingredients. Here are some natural energy drink recipes to give you that instant 'pick-me-up' feel.
Energy drinks available at grocery or convenience stores are mostly carbonated, containing caffeine and sugar in large amounts. Many times, manufacturing companies do not specify the amount of caffeine content in energy drinks. People who are sensitive to caffeine suffer anxiety, depression, palpitations, etc., even with a small amount of caffeine intake.
With the absence of caffeine content on the label, it is impossible for anyone to figure out how much of it is being consumed. Moreover, energy drinks are only sold to people belonging to the age group of 18-30 years, and are considered unfit for children.
Wondering how you can make a natural energy drink at home? So, for all the mothers who want to energize their children after a hectic day at school, and for people who prefer natural drinks, here are a few of them.

Natural Energy Drink Recipes

Recipe #1

  • 1 - Egg
  • 1 - Banana
  • 1 cup - Skimmed milk
  • 1 cup - Yogurt
  • 1 cup - Ice
  • 1 tablespoon - Whey protein
  • 1 tablespoon - Wheat germ
To make this energy drink, you can either use a whole egg or egg white, as per your choice. Yogurt must be fat-free, to avoid unnecessary addition of calories to your body. Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix well to obtain a ready-to-serve drink.
You can also refrigerate the drink for some time, if you want to serve it chilled. To increase the calorific content of the drink, you can also add other fruits. Strawberries can be a nice addition to this energy drink.

Recipe #2

  • 1 bunch - Wheat grass
  • 2 stalks - Celery
  • 1 tablespoon - Bee pollen
  • 10 drops - Ginseng tincture
  • 1 cup - Ice
  • 1 tablespoon - Honey
  • 1 tablespoon - Bee pollen
  • Some fresh ginger
In a blender, add ice cubes, pollen grains and ginseng tincture. The last two ingredients are mainly responsible for the energy boost produced by this drink. Blend the three ingredients to form a base. Now add wheat grass, celery and some fresh ginger to it. Mix well. Finally add a dash of honey to the drink and serve.

Recipe #3

  • ½ cup - Lemon sorbet
  • ½ cup - Grapefruit (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup - Peppermint tea (brewed)
  • 1 ½ cup - Orange (fresh or frozen)
Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend well to obtain a quick energy drink. Orange and grapefruit, used to make this drink, can be frozen or fresh. However, it is better if you use fresh fruits as they are rich in nutrients.

Recipe #4

  • ½ gallon - Flavored beverage (non-carbonated)
  • 2 pinches - Salt substitute (potassium chloride based)
  • 3 pinches - Regular salt
  • 200 mg (per serving) - Food grade caffeine
  • 1 dose - Vitamin B supplement (liquid)
  • 10 drops - Ginseng tincture
Take ½ gallon of flavored beverage in a container. Add one dose of vitamin B supplement to it, along with 3 pinches of table salt and 2 pinches of salt substitute. Mix them well. Add the mentioned amount of caffeine and ginseng to the mixture and give it a nice shake. Place the drink in a refrigerator for some time and later, fill it in a bottle.
Warning: Consult a dietitian for the right dose of caffeine and vitamin B supplements, as per your requirements. Overdose of these ingredients can be extremely dangerous. This energy drink is not recommended for children, as it contains caffeine.

Recipe #5

  • ¼ cup - Oatmeal
  • 5 - Almonds
  • 1 glass - Milk
  • 1 teaspoon - Honey
Add oatmeal, almonds and milk in a blender and give it a nice shake. Transfer the contents in a glass and add one teaspoon of honey to it. Mix well and serve immediately. Oatmeal is rich in fibers, carbohydrates, and vitamins which makes it a perfect addition to a natural drink.

Recipe #6

  • ½ - Apple
  • 1 - Egg yolk
  • 1 - Carrot
  • 1 cup - Soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon - Honey
  • 6 gm - Ginseng extract (granulated/ liquid)
Separate egg yolk from a whole egg and set aside. Add finely diced carrot, apple and soy milk in a blender and mix well. Now add ginseng extract, separated egg yolk, and honey to the mix and blend again. Transfer the drink in a glass and add honey to it. Mix well and serve. This drink can be a nice refreshment after a workout session.

Recipe #7

  • 1 - Banana (ripe)
  • 4 - Figs (sun-dried)
  • 1 cup - Water
  • 1 tablespoon - Honey
To make this quick energy drink, put banana, figs and honey in a blender, along with 1 cup of water and mix to obtain a smooth shake. You can also add or replace figs with dates and raisins to increase the nutritional value of the drink.
Healthy energy drinks containing less amounts of sugar and caffeine are also available. However, it is advisable to rely on the ones containing natural ingredients. Natural drinks are generally considered as safe for human consumption, except for the population that is sensitive to specific natural ingredients.
It is quite tempting to pick up an energy drink from a superstore and consume it, as there is no effort involved. However, this habit might cost you a lot as marketed products are quite expensive. Also, after knowing some natural energy drink recipes, mothers can always make tasty drinks for their kids so that they are full of energy all through the day.