Grizzly Bears Homemade Energy Drink
1/3 Cup lemon juice
1/4 Cup honey
1 Quart water
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
How to make it
Mix together and chill
The nice thing about this drink is that it can be altered easily. For instance you can add more or less of nearly any of the ingredients. You can even switch out the water and substitute fruit juice, depending on your taste. I usually prepare this ahead of time and let it chill over night. If I want I can even put it in the freezer and let it thaw as I ride.
This is also very good for long walks, bicycling, jogging……anytime you need a little energy
STRAWBERRY ENERGY DRINK
1/2 c. Frozen strawberries
2 tbsp. Honey
1/3 c. Non-fat dry milk powder
2 long peach halves
1 tbsp. Lemon juice
1/2 c. Ice cubes
Place strawberries, honey, milk, peach halves and lemon juice in blender container. Cover; blend on high speed until fruit is pureed. Add ice cubes. Cover; blend on high speed until ice is finely chopped.
COCOA ENERGY DRINK
1 c. Milk
1/2 ripe banana, cut up
2 tbsp. Sugar
2 tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa
Place milk, banana, sugar, and cocoa in blender container. Cover; blend on high speed until well mixed and bananas is pureed.
Homemade Natural Energy Drinks
The Cocolina — A Coconut Spirulina Energy Drink
Coconut water is Potassium-rich and nature’s best isotonic drink. Spirulina is a protein-rich algae that contains 8 essential and 10 non-essential amino acids, potassium, energy giving B vitamins such as B1, B2, and B6, and magnesium, a mineral essential for energy.
Ingredients: Coconut water and ½ teaspoon spirulina powder
Directions: Pour coconut water into sports bottle and mix in the spirulina powder. Tightly secure bottle cap and shake well. If you cannot stand the taste of spirulina, just take 500mg tablets and down them with the coconut water in between training or workouts. This can also be consumed as a pre-workout drink.
2. Orange Flax Smoothie
Oranges are good sources of potassium, magnesium, B1, B2, B3, B6, and folate. Flax oil (or hempseed oil) will slow down the release of fruit sugar into the bloodstream, giving you a steady supply of energy for a few hours.
Ingredients: 5 peeled, sweet, seedless oranges and 3 tablespoons of cold-pressed flax oil or hempseed oil
Directions: Add a little cold water (about half a cup) and blend. Drink slowly. Great as a pre-workout drink.
3. Refreshing Apple Cider Drink
Apple cider vinegar contains significant amounts of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, B1, B2, and B6.
Ingredients:2 teaspoons raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar; 16 ounces cold water; 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup/raw agave syrup/raw coconut nectar (for diabetics: 2 teaspoons yacon syrup/2 teaspoons coconut sugar or raw coconut nectar/4 drops stevia)
Directions: Transfer all ingredients into a sports bottle and shake well.
4. Green Banana Smoothie
Bananas are the best source of potassium, an important mineral that beats fatigue and enables the body’s enzymes to control energy production. They are also high in vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6, which all help convert food into energy; phosphorus, which helps reduce tiredness and increase physical endurance, and magnesium, a crucial nutrient for muscles and nerves. Romaine lettuce is high in thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and potassium.
Ingredients: 4 large sweet and ripe bananas; A bag of mild-tasting salad greens or one head of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped; 3 cups of cold water
Directions: 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. This is a great post-workout drink.
5.Banana Wheat Grass Smoothie
Wheat grass is an abundant source of protein, potassium, magnesium, and B complex.
Ingredients: 3 large sweet bananas; 2 cups cold water; 1 tablespoon wheat grass powder
Directions: Process all ingredients in the blender until smooth. Pour into a large sports bottle!