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20 Super Energy Drink Recipes That Will Fuel Your Day

20 Super Energy Drink Recipes That Will Fuel Your Day

Homemade energy drinks are far cheaper than the chocked full of sugar in-store ready made brands. Start you day off right or guzzle after a great work out. Many of these drinks are designed to restore electrolytes and to give a boost when needed. Unlike store bought versions these drinks have no artificial preservatives, colorings, or unnatural flavorings.

1. Maggie’s Energy Drink

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    This drink is not heavy on the caffeine or the sugar to give you a boost of energy when it is needed. Wake up your day with this drink, try in the morning or afternoon or after a great workout to stimulate your productivity.

    2. Grizzly Bear’s Homemade Energy Drink

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      This refreshing drink gets its kick from nature with wild and raw honey. Honey is a natural source of raw carbs to keep you going. Take this recipe up to a whole new level by substituting the water with fruit juice instead.

       3. Cocoa Energy Drink

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        Who doesn’t like getting a boost of energy from a little chocolate? Chocolate is a natural source of caffeine, which is why this little drink gives you that extra kick you need to finish or start out the day.

         4. Strawberry-Peach Energy Drink

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          This drink has no added sugar, it is sweetened only by fruit. The carbs are provided naturally from the peaches and strawberries. This cool little drink will keep you going on a long hot day.

          5. Banana-Wheat Grass Smoothie

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            Wheat grass has long been considered a healthy addition to any energy drink. Wheat grass, along with an overripe banana are the sources of nutritious energy in this drink.

            6. Spirulinacoco Energy Drink

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              Spirulina is a blue-green algae that adds a powerful, energetic punch to your energy drink. The algae is available in pill or powder form and is widely available online or in health food stores.

              7. Green Tea And Chia Energy Drink

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                This simple recipe gives you a boost when you most need one. The chia seeds are rich in protein and antioxidants. You also receive the added benefit of a healthier immune system and protects the heart.

                8. Sunrise Energy Drink

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                  Kick start your morning with this delicious carrot and orange drink. No artificial sweeteners or sugar is added. Despite the name, this drink is great anytime during the day.

                  9. Very Berry Energy Drink

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                    This drink chocked feel of berries is perfect after a workout, to start your day, or to give a little boost during the day. The drink is sweetened only by the many fruits in this great small, but powerful drink.

                    10. Orange Flax Smoothie

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                      This smoothie will ‘smooth’ the rough edges of your day. Rich in vitamin C, this drink is a great way to rev up your day or give a boost when you need it most.

                      11. Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

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                        This yummy  addition to your day will get you past that ‘run-down’ feeling and through the rest of your day. Even better there is no ‘crash’ from an artificial sweetener or added sugar. Flax seed is said to have additional healing properties, in protecting the heart and even in preventing strokes.

                        12. Tropical Paradise Energy Drink

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                          Get a boost and a taste of the islands with this tropical energy drink. The recipe calls for a hint of coconut also. A great way to rehydrate after a good workout too. Plus the added benefit of flax seed which has also been credited with lowering blood sugar.

                          13. Maple Cranberry Energy Drink

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                            All natural maple syrup serves as the sweetener in this high energy drink. You’ll also love the flavorful, tartness from the cranberries. The drink is, however, high in sodium and should not be used by someone with high blood pressure.

                            14. Apple Lemon Ginger Juice

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                              This great drink not only energizes, it detoxifies as well. The drink is tart, thanks to the apple and spicy due to the ginger.

                              15. Green Tea-Fruit Drink

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                                No sugar or artificial sweeteners here to make you feel sluggish. Power-up your day, after a workout, or help in perking up after a long day.

                                16. Cranberry Juice With Apple Cider Vinegar Energy Drink

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                                  This very tart drink will energize your day. You receive a great many benefits from unleashing the raw energy of cranberries, along with apple cider vinegar.

                                  17. Beet Juice Energy Drink

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                                    Re energize and revitalize with a cup full of this energy drink. Power through your day with a powerful boost from beets.

                                    18. Watermelon and Coconut Water Energy Drink

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                                      All the sweetness comes from delicious watermelon. Coconut water is naturally low in carbs, sugar, and is 99% fat free.

                                      19. Chia Energy Drink

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                                        This drink will fill you up, while providing a bit of needed energy. Chia seeds are a great source of protein and this little drink is sure to shore you up when you need a boost the most.

                                        20. Citrus Coconut Energy Drink

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                                          Full of citrus goodness with the added benefits of coconut water. This drink will cool you off after burning through some calories or in getting you through the day.

                                           

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                                          Last Updated on September 20, 2018

                                          8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Learn Faster and Remember More

                                          8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Learn Faster and Remember More

                                          You go to the gym to train your muscles. You run outside or go for hikes to train your endurance. Or, maybe you do neither of those, but still wish you exercised more.

                                          Well, here is how to train one of the most important parts of your body: your brain.

                                          When you train your brain, you will:

                                          • Avoid embarrassing situations. You remember his face, but what was his name?
                                          • Be a faster learner in all sorts of different skills. No problem for you to pick up a new language or new management skill.
                                          • Avoid diseases that hit as you get older. Alzheimer’s will not be affecting you.

                                          So how to train your brain and improve your cognitive skills?

                                          1. Work your memory

                                          Twyla Tharp, a NYC-based renowned choreographer has come up with the following memory workout:

                                          When she watches one of her performances, she tries to remember the first twelve to fourteen corrections she wants to discuss with her cast without writing them down.

                                          If you think this is anything less than a feat, then think again. In her book The Creative Habit she says that most people cannot remember more than three.

                                          The practice of both remembering events or things and then discussing them with others has actually been supported by brain fitness studies.

                                          Memory activities that engage all levels of brain operation—receiving, remembering and thinking—help to improve the function of the brain.

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                                          Now, you may not have dancers to correct, but you may be required to give feedback on a presentation, or your friends may ask you what interesting things you saw at the museum. These are great opportunities to practically train your brain by flexing your memory muscles.

                                          What is the simplest way to help yourself remember what you see? Repetition.

                                          For example, say you just met someone new:

                                          “Hi, my name is George”

                                          Don’t just respond with, “Nice to meet you”. Instead, say, “Nice to meet you George.”

                                          Got it? Good.

                                          2. Do something different repeatedly

                                          By actually doing something new over and over again, your brain wires new pathways that help you do this new thing better and faster.

                                          Think back to when you were three years old. You surely were strong enough to hold a knife and a fork just fine. Yet, when you were eating all by yourself, you were creating a mess.

                                          It was not a matter of strength, you see. It was a matter of cultivating more and better neural pathways that would help you eat by yourself just like an adult does.

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                                          And guess what? With enough repetition you made that happen!

                                          But how does this apply to your life right now?

                                          Say you are a procrastinator. The more you don’t procrastinate, the more you teach your brain not to wait for the last minute to make things happen.

                                          Now, you might be thinking “Duh, if only not procrastinating could be that easy!”

                                          Well, it can be. By doing something really small, that you wouldn’t normally do, but is in the direction of getting that task done, you will start creating those new precious neural pathways.

                                          So if you have been postponing organizing your desk, just take one paper and put in its right place. Or, you can go even smaller. Look at one piece of paper and decide where to put it: Trash? Right cabinet? Another room? Give it to someone?

                                          You don’t actually need to clean up that paper; you only need to decide what you need to do with it.

                                          That’s how small you can start. And yet, those neural pathways are still being built. Gradually, you will transform yourself from a procrastinator to an in-the-moment action taker.

                                          3. Learn something new

                                          It might sound obvious, but the more you use your brain, the better its going to perform for you.

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                                          For example, learning a new instrument improves your skill of translating something you see (sheet music) to something you actually do (playing the instrument).

                                          Learning a new language exposes your brain to a different way of thinking, a different way of expressing yourself.

                                          You can even literally take it a step further, and learn how to dance. Studies indicate that learning to dance helps seniors avoid Alzheimer’s. Not bad, huh?

                                          4. Follow a brain training program

                                          The Internet world can help you improve your brain function while lazily sitting on your couch. A clinically proven program like BrainHQ can help you improve your memory, or think faster, by just following their brain training exercises.

                                          5. Work your body

                                          You knew this one was coming didn’t you? Yes indeed, exercise does not just work your body; it also improves the fitness of your brain.

                                          Even briefly exercising for 20 minutes facilitates information processing and memory functions. But it’s not just that–exercise actually helps your brain create those new neural connections faster. You will learn faster, your alertness level will increase, and you get all that by moving your body.

                                          Now, if you are not already a regular exerciser, and already feel guilty that you are not helping your brain by exercising more, try a brain training exercise program like Exercise Bliss.

                                          Remember, just like we discussed in #2, by training your brain to do something new repeatedly, you are actually changing yourself permanently.

                                          6. Spend time with your loved ones

                                          If you want optimal cognitive abilities, then you’ve got to have meaningful relationships in your life.  Talking with others and engaging with your loved ones helps you think more clearly, and it can also lift your mood.

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                                          If you are an extrovert, this holds even more weight for you. At a class at Stanford University, I learned that extroverts actually use talking to other people as a way to understand and process their own thoughts.

                                          I remember that the teacher told us that after a personality test said she was an extrovert, she was surprised. She had always thought of herself as an introvert. But then, she realized how much talking to others helped her frame her own thoughts, so she accepted her new-found status as an extrovert.

                                          7. Avoid crossword puzzles

                                          Many of us, when we think of brain fitness, think of crossword puzzles. And it’s true–crossword puzzles do improve our fluency, yet studies show they are not enough by themselves.

                                          Are they fun? Yes. Do they sharpen your brain? Not really.

                                          Of course, if you are doing this for fun, then by all means go ahead. If you are doing it for brain fitness, then you might want to choose another activity

                                          8. Eat right – and make sure dark chocolate is included

                                          Foods like fish, fruits, and vegetables help your brain perform optimally. Yet, you might not know that dark chocolate gives your brain a good boost as well.

                                          When you eat chocolate, your brain produces dopamine. And dopamine helps you learn faster and remember better. Not to mention, chocolate contains flavonols, antioxidants, which also improve your brain functions.

                                          So next time you have something difficult to do, make sure you grab a bite or two of dark chocolate!

                                          The bottom line

                                          Now that you know how to train your brain, it’s actually time to start doing.

                                          Don’t just consume this content and then go on with your life as if nothing has changed. Put this knowledge into action and become smarter than ever!

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