Need that extra boost of energy without having to consume sugary energy drinks? Here’s 5 natural drinks you can make at home to get the whole family motivated and moving!
Boysenberry and Blueberry Smoothie: Add a 1/2 cup of boysenberries and 1/2 a cup of blueberries to a 1 cup yogurt and add ice to blender! Blueberries help regulate blood sugar and give off a sustained energy level compared to sugary drinks . Boysenberries promote brain power and energy as well as only 66 calories per cup and 7 grams of soluble fiber.
Banana Orange Smoothie: Add 1 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice, one whole banana, and 1 cup of strawberries. Blend together with 1 cup of yogurt. Add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil to add a slow, but constant release of energy throughout your day. Did you know flaxseed actually contains more omega 3-fatty acids than fish oil?
Chilled Coconut Water with Superfood spirulina! Just add a teaspoon of spirulina powder to a cup of cold coconut water! Instant energy! Coconut water is advocated by sports players for its instant natural energy and is packed with potassium. Spirulina is packed with B vitamins and is about 60% protein, which promotes energy as well!
Fresh squeezed Grapefruit Juice! Experts from Nestle Research center say the taste of tangy citrus flavors trigger nerves in the mouth, nose, and throat which stimulates a high level of brain activity. Not only does grapefruit help brain activity, it’s also a natural metabolism booster! Studies have shown adding half a grapefruit or a glass of grapefruit juice (not cocktail) with each meal helped participants lose on average 3.8 pounds more than those without over a 12 week period.
Organic Peppermint Tea: Scientists and Aromatherapists have stated peppermint actually refreshes the mind and boosts alertness as well as enhances your mood! Not only that, but it has been proven to give athletes that extra boost of energy they need when feeling depleted. Who doesn’t want that?
So, there you have it! Five all natural drinks that do more than just quench your thirst that can easily be made from home in minutes! They are healthy as well as packed with nutrients the whole family will benefit from.
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