We all know that most of us have gigantic responsibilities may it be household chores or office works, and it seems that our natural energies are not sufficient for it. That’s probably one of the reasons why people resort to energy drinks. The most popular ones are Red Bull and Monster. While these drinks are marketed to make one productive and energized, we should know better. Apparently, there are health drawbacks if you consume energy drinks for a long period of time. This is even if you consume it moderately as our bodies react differently. Let us summarize these health conditions for you. However, please take note that the list goes on.
- Numbing of the skin
- Respiratory distress
Perhaps you are now thinking twice about buying a can of energy drink, right? But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an energy booster alternative. In fact, there are healthier options that you can consider. Today must be your lucky day because we are going to share with you the simplest ones that you can easily find and prepare.
Alternative and natural energy drinks
Chocolate energy drink – Now, who doesn’t want chocolates, right? This is very easy to do because all you need are chocolate milk and egg. The egg is for your protein source. This is very effective and not to mention, easy to do.
Berries and orange smoothies – Going natural and healthy doesn’t have to taste bland. Take for example this ‘berries and orange smoothie’ which is a great alternative if you want to add energy. Mix it with yogurt and you are all set for a long day.
Strawberry + non-fat dry milk – You can mix strawberries, honey, and peaches together to start your delicious energy booster drink. Don’t forget to use non-fat dry milk or if you want yogurt, that’s another great option.
Sweet potato smoothie – You might think that making a sweet potato smoothie is odd, but if you want to stay healthy yet equipped with all the energy that you need, this is one of your best alternatives. It has carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins A and C which are all important if you need a booster! Add Greek yogurt, banana, and chia seeds to make it tastier and healthier.
Plain apple cider vinegar – You probably know by now how much health benefits one could have just by using apple cider vinegar. While there is no direct study about its effects on one’s energy, other health benefits such as fighting off bad bacteria, improving conditions of people with diabetes, and helping in weight management have already been proven.
Green tea – Did you know that you can get energy with your favorite green tea? With a little bit of caffeine, you can instantly have that kick. This is actually recommended as a pre-work out shot.
There are still hundreds of alternative natural energy drinks that you can do at home. And we are pretty sure you can whip up your own. Again, these are way better than canned energy drinks which are just overloaded with sugar and caffeine.