Homemade energy drinks are a great alternative to store-bought energy drinks, which can be full of sugar, caffeine, and other harmful substances. If you need a boost to get your day started, or just need a little pick-me-up after a workout, these drinks are great options. Many of these drinks are designed to restore electrolytes and to give a boost when needed.
Check out the following homemade energy drink recipes, and next time you’re feeling sluggish, choose one and give it a try!
1. Chocolate Energy Drink
This homemade energy drink contains chocolate, a delicious and natural source of caffeine. Orange peels give it a refreshing twist, making this a great mid-day snack.
2. Orange and Coconut Energy Drink
With orange, coconut, and honey, this refreshing energy drink is perfect for an after-workout boost or a great addition for a hot summer’s day. It even includes a bit of flaxseed for an extra dose of vitamins and minerals!
3. Orange Wheatgrass Smoothie
Wheatgrass has long been considered a healthy addition to any energy drink. High in vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, and manganese, this orange wheatgrass smoothie recipe is a creamy, sweet, and refreshing introduction to wheatgrass and all of its benefits.
4. Spirulina Energy and Detox Milk
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that adds a powerful, energetic punch to your drink. The algae is available in pill or powder form and is widely available online or in health food stores. This almond milk-based drink offers the benefits of spirulina with the great taste of almond milk, vanilla, and cinnamon, making this one of the healthiest homemade energy drinks on the list.
5. Green Tea and Chia Drink
This simple homemade energy drink recipe gives you a boost when you most need one. The chia seeds are rich in protein, antioxidants, fatty acids, and Vitamins A, B, D, and E. You also receive the added benefits of a healthier immune system and a cardiovascular boost.
6. Sunrise Energy Drink
Kick start your morning with this delicious, vibrant carrot and orange drink. No artificial sweeteners or sugar is added. Despite the name, this drink is great anytime during the day.
7. Orange Flax Smoothie
This smoothie will smooth out the rough edges of your day with the creaminess of blended peaches, carrots, and orange juice. Rich in Vitamin C, this drink is a great way to rev up your day and offer a splash of color when you need a little motivation.
8. Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
This yummy addition to your day will get you past that run-down feeling and through the rest of your projects. Another bonus is that there will be no crash from an artificial sweetener or added sugar. Almond milk, the base of this recipe, is also a great source of protein to keep you feeling fuller longer, making this one of the best homemade energy drinks.
9. Tropical Paradise Energy Drink
Get a boost and a taste of the islands with this tropical energy drink. The recipe calls for a hint of coconut water, as well as orange, banana, mango, and pineapple. The natural sugar of the fruits, combined with the refreshing benefits of coconut water, will offer a great energy boost after a workout or a long day at work.
10. Maple Cranberry Sports Drink
All natural maple syrup serves as the sweetener in this high energy drink. You’ll also love the flavorful tartness from the cranberries.
This homemade energy drink provides a mix of carbohydrates to fuel your muscles. It also contains electrolytes to help replace what your body loses through sweat. The drink is, however, high in sodium and should not be used by someone with high blood pressure.
11. Apple Lemon Ginger Juice
This great drink not only energizes, but it detoxifies as well. The drink is tart, thanks to the apple, and spicy due to the ginger, making it an exciting experience for all of your senses.
12. Green Tea-Fruit Drink
No sugar or artificial sweeteners here to make you feel sluggish. The mix of green tea and fruit is refreshing and energy-boosting, making this one of the best homemade energy drinks for a quick power-up.
13. Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Energy Drink
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, which can help you absorb nutrients and get your digestive system moving along.
14. Apple Carrot Beet Ginger Juice
Re-energize and revitalize with a cup full of this homemade energy drink. Power through your day with a powerful energy boost from beets and ginger, and vitamins from apples and carrots.
15. Chia Fresca
Chia Fresca is traditionally made with only chia seeds and water, but this recipe offers a flavorful, nutritious boost with lime juice, honey, and Himalayan pink salt. All together, those ingredients make for an energy-boosting combination that is sure to keep you pumped throughout the day.
16. Citrus Sports Drink
This sports drink is full of citrus goodness, with the added benefits of coconut water. This drink will cool you off after burning through some calories and offer an energy boost provided by the natural sugar of maple syrup.
Whether you’re looking for a revitalizing drink for after a workout, a soft energy boost for an afternoon slump, or a kickstart drink to begin your day, these homemade energy drinks fit the bill. Choose one and give it a try next time your energy levels are low.
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