It’s common knowledge that a processed, sugary energy drink is bad news for your health. Luckily, we have curated a phenomenal list of healthy natural energy drinks. Our roundup includes recipes to make at home and convenient pre-packed products. Read on for the hit list!
This simple recipe provides all the benefits of Gatorade, without any of the artificial colors or sweeteners in the store-bought version. It contains coconut water, sometimes called “nature’s energy drink”, which has more than fifteen times the potassium of Gatorade. Plus it’s super easy to make, with a short and commonly available list of ingredients: coconut water, limes, lemon, sea salt, and raw honey (consider substituting with manuka honey!) Bonus? It can be consumed up to two days after making it. Score!
Moringa Green Energy Shots
The power of the newest superfood craze, moringa, has been harnessed into this small plant-powered product. Moringa is a tree found in Asia and Africa, whose leaves, roots, and seeds are eaten to promote health. Nowadays, it can be easily located in liquid shot form or powdered supplement form. It’s a foolproof tasty way to get a boost of energy when you need it most and is available at Whole Foods and online at Amazon. Natural energy is derived from green tea, and this shot includes half a cup of leafy greens. You can even skip your morning cup of joe since it has the caffeine of one cup of coffee!
Homemade Cherry Lemonade Energy Drink
This delicious beverage tastes like cherry lemonade, but also contains coconut water for hydration and green tea for energy. The recipe is approachable and easy to follow, so it’s a breeze to make at home. Plus, at only 119 calories per serving, you get the benefits of a store-bought drink without all the unnecessary additives, like unnatural stimulants, and an abundance of sugar.
Sambazon Energy Drink
Inspired by the Amazon, this libation can be found at local health and grocery stores, as well as online. This acai energy drink is even 100% vegan and organic! There are only 60 calories in the diet variety, about half the calories of a Red Bull. Additionally, it’s naturally sweet, lightly carbonated, and contains the caffeine of two espresso shots so you won’t feel deprived. Also included is the antioxidant power of acai berries, a foodie favorite powerhouse.
Homemade Matcha Energy Drink
Matcha has become super popular for its high caffeine content, vibrant green color, and mild taste. This recipe for a homemade matcha drink contains just a few ingredients, water, organic raw honey, matcha powder, and lime juice. It’s quick to make, and helps boost energy naturally. There’s no need to visit your local coffee shop for your matcha fix with this stellar concoction!
Dark Dog Energy Drink
This cool product is certified organic, non-GMO verified, gluten-free, and sodium free. There are no artificial sweeteners either, just natural cane sugar and coconut sugar. Dark Dog even tastes amazing, with multiple fun flavor varieties like blood orange. The best part? Its chock full of vitamins, including 100% of the daily recommendation for B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and C. Dark Dog is a great natural energy drink choice, that also helps drinkers avoid the crash after consuming a normal sugary energy drink. Add it to your rotation to spice up your mornings.
Homemade Cranberry Energy Drink
This all-natural beverage will help fuel your day with a healthy, homemade version of an energy drink. It includes the healthy benefits of cranberry juice like hydration, immunity boost, anti-inflammatory properties, and antioxidants. The recipe is simple to make, and only contains a handful of ingredients for maximum ease. The best part is there’s no artificial colors or flavors to be found in this 114 calories per serving gem.
We prefer healthy natural energy drinks, and love that some are easy homemade options, while others can simply be ordered at the store. Cheers to better health!