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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 October 28, 2020

                                          How to Take Time for Yourself and Restore Your Energy

                                          How to Take Time for Yourself and Restore Your Energy

                                          Do you ever find yourself longing to take time for yourself? Many of us are so busy with work, school, and home life that often there is no time left over to do something that you enjoy. What follows are some ways to carve out that essential time you need to slow down, enjoy life, and rejuvenate your mental and physical health.

                                          The Importance of Self-Care

                                          In today’s on-the-go society, taking time for yourself is often looked upon as being selfish or unproductive. You have a job to do, kids to take care of, meals to cook, bills to pay, and the list goes on. How can you possibly justify taking time out for self-care without feeling guilty[1]?

                                          The truth is that without self-care, you’re not giving yourself a fighting chance to give your best to each aspect of your life. If you don’t take care of your own needs first, you’ll find yourself burnt out and struggling in everyday life before you know it[2].

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                                            Shift your perspective and accept that taking time for self-care is key if you truly want to live a productive, happy, and successful life.

                                            Simple Ways to Take Time for Yourself

                                            Finding time to focus on self-care can be difficult, especially with the demands of work and family life. Often, scheduling time before you need it can be a great to way to ensure you don’t skimp on the all-important personal time. Here are a few simple ways to take time for yourself.

                                            Evenings With Yourself

                                            Try to save certain weeknights just for you. If others ask you to do things those nights, just tell them you have plans. Use the time for gardening, reading, exercise, thinking, or the ultimate luxury of doing nothing!

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                                            Monthly Treat

                                            Schedule a treat for yourself once a month. It could be on your lunch break, a weekend, or it could be leaving work early. Maybe you get a spa treatment, go see a movie, a haircut, play golf, or whatever treat you’re always thinking about but rarely get to do.

                                            Schedule it in at least a month before to ensure that nothing gets in the way of that time.

                                            Buy Tickets in Advance

                                            Buy tickets for a baseball game, theater production, concert, or any other event you would enjoy. Having the tickets already in hand will force you to make it happen!

                                            Leave Work on Time

                                            This is one of the simplest things you can do when you’re craving personal time. Many of us stay at work late on a regular basis. If this is you, make it a point to leave work exactly on time at least once a week, if not more[3]. And then enjoy that time by participating in your favorite hobby or spending time with a friend you rarely see.

                                            Join a Group

                                            Joining a group can be a great way to include socializing when you take time for yourself. Find a group or club that revolves around an interest or passion of yours or something you’ve been wanting to try. You can find a book club, photography club, or bird watching group. It can be anything that helps you feel rejuvenated.

                                            Take an Adult Education Class

                                            Have you been wanting to learn something new or brush up on something you learned a while back? There are tons of free online classes, and many community colleges also offer free or cheap classes.

                                            You can learn a foreign language, try yoga, or brush up on your painting skills.

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                                            Exercise

                                            For busy people it can be difficult to make time for this, but it’s important to do so. A new habit is started with just one step.

                                            For example, you can walk for 20 minutes in the morning, and then build on that success daily. Vary how you spend that time. On some days use the time for thinking and daydreaming. Other days you can listen to motivational audio, and on days you want a real boost, listen to your favorite music!

                                            However, if you’ve been exercising for a while and usually listen to music, try go without any input for a change. Instead, let your mind wander and expand.

                                            Here are some ways to find time for exercise in your busy life.

                                            Taking Time for Yourself on the Go

                                            Some of us spend hours commuting to and from work. This can be a great chance to take time for yourself!

                                            Commute Via Public Transportation

                                            If you can, ditch your car and let someone else do the driving. Use that time to plan your day or do some reading, writing, creative thinking, or even meditation.

                                            Driving in Your Car

                                            Make the most of this time, and vary how you spend it. If you always listen to music, perhaps also try educational radio (NPR), audio books, or even quiet time.

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                                            Use that quiet time for brainstorming. Either think in your head or even talk your ideas out loud. Bring a voice recorder. You could write a book via voice recorder over time.

                                            Waiting in the Car

                                            If you find that you have a certain amount of “waiting time” in your life, change how you perceive it. Instead of “waiting time,” you can instantly change it into “free time” by reading a book, writing a to-do list, or practicing meditation.

                                            Two Birds With One Stone

                                            Look for ideas where you can fit in time for you within things you need to do already or that will have multiple benefits. See the ideas below to give you an idea.

                                            Walk to Work

                                            This is a a great one because you’re accomplishing many things at once. You’re getting exercise, you have time to think or enjoy music/audio, and you’re helping to save the environment.

                                            Arrive Early

                                            Any appointment that you have, plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early. Then use this time to sit back and relax with a book or magazine.

                                            Volunteer

                                            There are so many benefits with this. You make a difference for others, escape work and personal worries, and grow as a person. This about what kind of volunteering interests you and find a group to join. It could be environmental, educational, or anything that brings you a sense of purpose.

                                            Eat Lunch Alone

                                            Try sneaking away for a quiet lunch alone on a park bench or even in your car. Enjoy some quiet time with no one to talk to and no distracting noises.

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                                            Time Away From Kids

                                            You love your kids, but sometimes you just need a break from parent life. Here are some ideas to help you step away from that role for a bit.

                                            Organize a “Mom’s/Dad’s Morning Out” Circle

                                            If you have a friend or group of friends, you could arrange to share babysitting services a few times a month so that others in the group get some time alone.

                                            Hire a Babysitter

                                            Make a plan to have a babysitter that you trust watch your children once a month or once a week so that you can take time for yourself. Take it a step further and make that a date night or a night you participate in a class or hobby.

                                            Find a Gym With a Babysitting Service

                                            Find a gym that offers childcare so that you can take a yoga class, do some strength training, or even work out with a personal trainer. Make sure you fully research the safety of their childcare program first, though, and get some references if possible.

                                            The Bottom Line

                                            If you feel like you need to take time for yourself and relieve stress, there are many ways to do it. Even if you have a chaotic life where there seems to be only seconds to spare on any given day, it’s possible to carve out time for yourself by simply planning ahead. Make this a monthly occurrence to begin a healthy self-care habit.

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