DIY All Natural Energy Drinks

Feb 10 2017 - 7:10pm

There is no better booster to give you the vitality you need than an all natural energy drink.  So try these easy to make recipes at home and enjoy a healthy boost.

Sure you can walk into any store and find an array of bright sports and energy drinks that promise to give you all kinds of unusual abilities. In truth, all they give you is sugar-fuelled caffeine rush followed by days of despair as your body struggles to detox from all the chemical fallout.  Instead of buying these toxic energy drinks make yourself a delicious and nutritious homemade all natural energy drink,  it tastes better, is healthier and will cost a lot less than store bout energy drinks.

4 All Natural Energy Drinks that you can make at home

Matcha Tea

Don’t be fooled by the fact that it is tea; this stuff packs a punch.  Drink it early morning; else you might find yourself up all night. Matcha powder, made from green tea leaves which have caffeine and L-theanine, both have excellent natural energy boosting power.  It also contains an amino acid that inhibits the release of theanine and caffeine, thus giving you energy for longer.

You can prepare Matcha as a tea by adding boiling water to 1 spoon of Matcha powder. Mix well and add a dash of honey to taste. Alternatively use the powder and make a latte or add some to your fruit smoothie.

Coconut Water Smoothies

Start with a cup of coconut water in your blender. Add a banana and any other seasonal fresh fruit, berries work well or try some orange for something with a bit more zest. This smoothie is packed with potassium to boost your energy the natural way and maintain healthy cell activity.  While the fibre and antioxidants in the fruit help general well-being.

Zesty Cayenne Pepper Water

Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to spring water and finish off with a few slices of lemon, and you have a super drink to keep you hydrated and energised throughout the day.  Make a whole big bottle and keep it cool for a refreshing boost when you need one. Try to get in at least 3 or 4 glasses. The lemon helps your body to maintain a healthy pH level as it has an alkaline-forming effect on the body while the cayenne pepper boosts energy levels naturally by supporting healthy cardiovascular function. It also tastes great.

The Zinger

So simplest to make, this combination will leave you super charged.  Mix some honey, fresh finely sliced ginger root, a dash of ground cardamom and half a teaspoon of turmeric with boiling water. And voila! Ginger, turmeric, cardamom and honey all have remarkable properties to boost energy and support a healthy body. Drink them all together and be on your way to an all natural energy high.

Start every day with an all natural energy drink, and you will stay hydrated with sustained energy levels. Get creative with the ingredients and share your ideas with us.  We would love to know what your favourite all natural energy drink is.

Enjoy the boost from your all natural energy drinks!

Freelance writer and creative thinker with a passion for life, the universe and exploring the unknown.

  • Nika Gabunia

    Matcha Tea

  • When I just got married I was so excited. Yes, excited to the extent where I made natural juices of various sorts on the daily for my husband. However, of late I’ve been feeling excruciatingly tired. I know I have a lot doing, but am I supposed to feel this tired? Also, will the recipes in your article help me to gain the strength I once had, without sending me to the bathroom too often? I’ve never tried any of those but it would be worth the try. I will let you know the results.

    • Nada Stojilković

      I’ve been drinking Cayenne Pepper Water for years. The main reason is that it boosts my energy and I love lemonade and all its variations. It doesn’t make me go to the bathroom more often than usually, but I’m used to drinking lots of fluids. We all have different metabolisms and the same thing can have different effects on us, but by all means try having some cayenne water, you can only benefit from it.

      • Nina Ivanovic

        I’ve been drinking lukewarm water with one half of a lemon every morning for years (and I love it!) so I might add a bit of cayenne pepper to it. I am just wondering how much cayenne pepper do you add? One pinch per one glass of water?

        • Anina

          I use about 1/4 of a teaspoon

    • Anina

      Well, energy drinks can give us a boost when we need it most, but If you are feeling “excruciatingly tired”all the time it may be that some thing in your life is out of balance. If you are making all those juices for you husband, are you drinking them as well?

  • Nina Ivanovic

    I hate energy drinks, but I’d like to drink less coffee. Is this as boosting and energizing as coffee? Thanks!

    • cher 🍒

      Ditto!

  • cher 🍒

    some mixes I should try as an alternative to my usual 4 – 5 cups of coffee everyday!

    • Nina Ivanovic

      That’s much! Let me know how it goes, I am used to drinking coffee after a meal. 🙂

    • Anina

      Matcha is a great alternative to coffee. It leaves you with a long lasting clear and alert feeling. Don’t drink it at night though, you may not be able to sleep.