Are you tired after a long day? Do you feel you lack energy? – Today I have the solution to regain your energy after those days that seem to last thousands of hours, when you're in the gym and need energy to exercise or just to stay active during the course of the day.
Homemade natural energy drinks to boost your system
Here are some amazing recipes (all are vegan!) to get your started.
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. This can also be consumed as a pre-workout drink.
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.
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.
There you have! You can now go through the weekend, and the week, and start working out energized and feeling great!