The energy drinks that are available in the market contain harmful ingredients like caffeine, high amounts of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, additives, and red dye. Energy drinks at natural grocers and health food stores are pasteurized to prolong shelf life. It also decreases the nutritional value of even the most wholesome ingredients. This gives a flash pasteurization, although this better than other forms of pasteurization.
The home made natural energy drinks are much healthier to those of commercial energy drinks. The natural energy boost drinks will require a juice extractor to make fresh juice that will blend to make smoothies.
Natural energy boost drinks
Banana and fig smoothie
Banana helps your nervous system, figs, dates, and raisins. They contain natural sugars to boost energy. Honey nourishes digestion and boosts energy. Take 1 ripe banana, 3 – 4 figs, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 cup of water. Put all the ingredients in a blender and grind them smooth. Add a heaped teaspoon of bee pollen powder for an extra energy. Instead of figs you can use sun dried dates.
Banana wheat grass smoothie
Wheat grass is a great source of protein, potassium, magnesium, and B complex. Take 3 large sweet bananas, 2 cups of cold water, 1 tablespoon of wheat grass powder. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
Honey and bee pollen drink
Honey works for your digestive system and bee contains essential fatty acids and amino acids that stimulate production of sexual hormones. Ginseng boosts energy and enhances digestion. Take 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 heaped teaspoon of bee pollen powder, and 1 cup of warm water. Blend them into juice by adding water. Then add ginseng extract to get extra energy boost.
Green banana smoothie
Bananas are the best source of potassium. It is an important mineral that beats fatigue. It enables the body’s enzymes to control energy production. It is rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6 that it helps to convert food into energy. Phosphorus helps to reduce tiredness and gives physical endurance. Take 4 large sweet and ripe bananas. A bag of mild tasting salad greens or one head of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped, and 3 cups of cold water. Pour 2 cups of cold water into the blender. Add 1 cup of ice and salad greens or chopped romaine lettuce and process for 30 seconds to a minute. Put the 4 peeled bananas and blend until smooth.
Egg yolk and carrot juice
Carrot juice is highly cleansing and nourishing. It improves blood quality that helps to relieve fatigue. Egg yolk stimulates sluggish, exhausted adrenal glands. Take 1 large cup of freshly extracted carrot juice and 1 egg yolk. Add the egg yolk to the carrot, then mix them well with a fork. Add ½ a teaspoon of spirulina powder for an extra boost. Spirulina is a super nutritious vegetable protein.
Apple cider drink
Apple cider vinegar contains high amounts of potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, B1, B2, and B6. Take 2 teaspoons of raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, 16 ounces of cold water, 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup. Mix them well and blend smooth.
Soy milk, egg yolk and honey smoothie
Soy milk is a protein alternative to pasteurized cow’s milk that it does little more than clog up your system. Egg yolk contains lecithin that benefits your brain and nervous system. Honey nourishes digestion and it provides a rapid energy boost. Take 1 cup of natural soy milk, 1 egg yolk, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Put all of them in a blender and blend them into smooth juice.
Orange flax smoothie
Oranges are a good source of potassium, magnesium, B1, B2, B3, B6, and folate. Flax oil will slow down the release of fruit sugar into the bloodstream, giving you a steady supply of energy for a few hours. Take 5 peeled, sweet, seedless oranges and 3 tablespoons of cold pressed flax oil or hemp-seed oil. Add a little cold water and blend. Drink slowly to get a pre-workout drink.
Carrot, apple, egg yolk and honey smoothie
This juice energizes, strengthens, and invigorates your body. Take one carrot, half an apple, 1 cup of natural soy milk, 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of honey, and ginseng extract of 3 – 9 grams. Put them in a blender and mix till smooth. These are highly recommended that you need to try to get instant energy.