Power through your afternoon slump with a natural, energy-boosting beverage

We all have days when it takes a little extra boost to make it through to quitting time. While vending machine energy drinks are quick and convenient, they don’t do much for your health – or your waistline. They may jolt you enough to power through your afternoon meetings but then you eventually crash from the sugar withdrawal. Defeats the purpose, right?

Why not start your day with a natural energy boost? Mother nature offers a ton of healthy, natural energy advocates – in yummy flavors. Ginger, honey, citrus fruits, green tea and mint are all naturally energizing. Bonus: they help improve metabolism too.

We’ve done the research for you and found 5 natural energy drink recipes. Make your fave in the morning before you head out the door and it’s be ready for when that 2 p.m. afternoon slump hits.

Healthy, Energy Drink Recipes - ginger tea1.    The Quick Fix

  • Ginger root tea
  • hot water
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tsp honey (to taste)
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric

Cut off two thin slices of ginger and place in your cup or mug. Use a garlic press to juice the remaining ginger into your mug. Add both spices and fill your mug with hot water and stir. Recipe via Instructables.com

Healthy, Energy Drink Recipes - ginger tea2. Super Shot

  • 4oz cranberry juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Combine cranberry juice, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice. If that’s too strong, add 4 ounces of water. Chase with more water if needed.

Healthy, Energy Drink Recipes - cherry lemonade3. Cherry Lemonade Energy Drink

  • 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. Recipe via FoodNetwork.com

Healthy, Energy Drink Recipes - cherry lemonade4. Super Energy Drink

  • 1 medium orange (about 1 cup), peeled
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon grounded flaxseed
  • 6 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Recipe via TableSpoon.com

Healthy, Energy Drink Recipes - berry citrus5. Berry Citrus Energy Drink

  • 1 cup pure/tap water
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 4-5 mint leaves

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Recipe via HelloNatural.com

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