These days we always aim for a healthier lifestyle, even though it’s becoming even more important, and challenging, with this day of high pressure and stress. We need ways to cope; we relieve stress by exercising more and we try to eat better for a sense of balance. But in order to maintain that high level of functionality we have become rather reliant on energy drinks, despite the fact we know they are less-than-healthy for us.
That is why in recent years, more and more beverage producers have been making the effort, and the actual switch, towards natural energy drinks, offering better beverage solutions.
This pursuit is based on high demand; people want health and energy mixed together, and the beverage industry is working hard on working with natural beverage ingredients.
Many of the natural beverages are just mostly natural, not 100% - unless made by the best companies with the best beverage ingredients. An alternative, is making your own energy drink. Here are 3 simple recipes you can make at your own leisure:
Water with Lemon and Pepper
- Filtered water
- Slice of lemon
- Black pepper
Simply squeeze the lemon into the water and add the pepper, according to taste.
Apart from the taste, the lemon is very helpful in maintaining the right level of acidity in our bodies, whereas the pepper gives a natural energy boost and helps our heart and blood systems.
Spiced Ginger Drink
- Hot water
- 2cm-thick ginger
- ¼ tsp. cardamom
- ¼ tsp. turmeric
- 2 tsp. honey
Cut a thin slice of ginger and place in a cup. Cut and mince the remaining ginger into the cup. Add the spices, honey and hot water and enjoy. This refreshing beverage is similar to coffee without the caffeine and sugar. Ginger helps with metabolism, blood circulation and digestion, with the support of the turmeric. Cardamom has been proven to help with blood circulation and energy, and honey is a natural energizer.
Good Morning Shake
- 1 ripe banana
- ¼ cup not-roasted almonds
- 5 large, clean, fresh spinach leaves
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp. flax seeds
- 1 cup milk
Put all ingredients in blender until smooth and voila! Each of these drink ingredients is an energizer, especially the banana; the almond help in metabolism and blood circulation, while the flax seeds help with digestion.
Unless you know you’re getting your natural energy drink from a high-quality manufacturer that uses a natural and high-quality beverage base and drink ingredients, like GatFoods, get your health and energy boost from 3 homemade recipes.