Make Your Own Energy Drink!

by in Healthy Recipes, August 19, 2013

homemade energy drink
Most bottles and cans of energy drinks are nothing but sugar water plus lots of supplemental vitamins and minerals. The beverages are also loaded with herbal stimulants and caffeine. The safety of many of the herbal ingredients is questionable, and while caffeine may provide a temporary boost, it won’t give you energy (only calories can do that).

But here’s a homemade energy drink anyone can feel good about sipping.

The recipe uses cherry and lemon juice to provide natural sources of vitamins and minerals, coconut water for electrolytes, plus a small amount of caffeine from antioxidant-rich green tea.

Cherry Lemonade Energy Drink
Makes 20 fluid ounces

1 cup brewed unsweetened green tea
½ cup 100% cherry juice
½ cup flavored coconut water
½ cup seltzer water
1 teaspoon agave nectar
Juice of 1 lemon
Ice cubes
Lemon slices for garnish

Combine green tea, cherry juice, coconut water, seltzer, agave and lemon juice in a large glass or container. Stir well or shake and serve over ice; garnish with lemon slices.

Nutrition Info Per Serving (20 fluid ounces)
Serves: 1; Calories: 119; Total Fat: 1 gram; Saturated Fat: 0 grams; Total Carbohydrate:  29 grams
; Sugars: 24 grams; Protein: 1 gram; Sodium:  30 milligrams; Cholesterol: 0  milligrams
; Fiber: 0 gram

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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Comments (11)

  1. Jane Casey says:

    This is a great recipe!
    Love and grooviness to you for sharing!!

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  3. Green Drink says:

    Thanks for your nice thoughts about natural energy drink. I want to know about their ingredients, Can you please update your webpage with reliable post?

    Green Drink

  4. heathy15 says:

    the recipe was ok but i want all healthy

  5. Dissappointed says:

    it looks good but i dont know if its healthy enough

  6. Matt says:

    Hey, if you guys are concerned about it not being healthy enough, I know of another great alternative…feel free to email me about it

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