The top natural energy drink recipe that is safe for kids and adults. Replace sugary sports drinks with these healthy, organic alternatives that are perfect for adults and safe for kids!
Summer is here! If your kids are like mine, we are outside constantly. We are all sweaty and nasty after only a little while outside. It’s so easy to reach for a sugary sports drink like Powerade or Gatorade to help your kids replenish those electrolytes, but studies are telling us that those drinks aren’t that great for kids. Some of the ingredients in those drinks are even banned in other countries.
Water is obviously the best choice for everyone. If you would like a little more energy with your post-playtime or post-workout drink, take a look at our energy drink recipe.
Sports Drinks are not good for your family!
It is tempting to have a sports drinks handy to help your kids replenish their electrolytes that they lose while playing in the sun. That may not always be the best option.
According to a recent survey, most people who drink sports drinks like Gatorade or Powerade at least once a day aren’t as physically active as they should be. Read the full survey here, “Looking Beyond the Marketing Claims of New Beverages.”
Some other bad aspects of sports drinks like Powerade or Gatorade:
- The amount of sugar in sports drinks may be contributing to childhood obesity by increasing caloric intake
- The sugar content in these drinks can cause tooth decay
- Food dyes! Red No. 40, Blue No. 1, and Yellow No. 5 – these could all increase the risk of hyperactivity in children.
- A 12-ounce serving of Gatorade’s Thirst Quencher contains 21 grams of sugar. But because a regular bottle of Gatorade contains 32 ounces, you’re actually getting 56 grams of sugar. Source
1.Energy Fizz Sticks
This item from a company called Arbonne International is the best way to replace coffee and soda drinks. Not only is it alkaline forming, it will also help boost your metabolism. It’s only 15 calories and free from artificial sweeteners. Plus, it is not made with high fructose corn syrup.
Fizz sticks will help you reduce fatigue, promote alertness, and enhance cognitive performance. Why should fizz sticks be included in your energy drink recipe? It helps promote endurance and enhances motor performance.
More benefits of fizz sticks:
- Help reduce sugar and carb cravings
- Contain antioxidants to help fight damage from free radicals.
- Contain an adaptogenic herb combined with B vitamins and chromium to help boost energy.
2. Phytosport: Prepare and Endure Supplement
Maintaining endurance and energy is crucial to supporting peak physical performance. Carbohydrates, D-ribose and L-carnitine support energy and help prevent the “crash” when you don’t have the fuel you need. Key amino acids support nitric oxide production to help deliver oxygen to muscles and maintain healthy blood flow for optimum performance.
3. Phytosport: Complete Hydration
This product is the reason to bypass every sports drink on the grocery store shelf. Complete hydration offers a combination of 6 electrolytes to support optimal hydration for proper muscle and cell function, and to replenish electrolytes lost during exercise.
4. Phytosport: After Workout Supplement
Exercise can be tough. Without a healthy recovery, it can be difficult to bounce back. An ideal (2:1:1) ratio of branched-chain amino acids helps alleviate exercise-induced muscle soreness to support recovery. A unique antioxidant from pomegranate helps combat free radicals created during workouts, and carbohydrates help support energy recovery. Add to water, or to the Arbonne Essentials Protein Shake Mix to make a nutrient-rich recovery shake for additional muscle support and repair.
The great news about all three Phytosport products is that you purchase them as a set to save money. Click here for the Phytosport set. To save even more money on the Phytosport set, be sure to check out Arbonne Deals.
Energy Drink Recipe
3 oz. Cranberry Juice
4 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Seltzer water (optional)
8 – 10 oz. water
Add all ingredients and enjoy!
Energy +Vanilla Spiced Latte
Brew 1 cup Herbal Detox Tea in 8oz water
In a blender, add the following:
1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Shake Mix
1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
few drops of stevia, if desired.
Add the hot tea and blend on high to get it frothy.
Serve sprinkled with pumpkin spice (cinnamon, nutmeg)
Energy Drink Recipe: Energy Drink Comparison Chart
|Product||Cost||Calories||Sugar (grams)||Carbs (grams)||Sweetener||B6 Vitamin||B12 Vitamin||Riboflavin||Taurine (for focus)||Caffeine|
|Fizz Stick||$.80 – $1.60||15||2||4||Natural cane sugar, Stevia||100%||100%||176%||yes||50 mg|
|5- Hour Energy||$2.68||4||0||0||Sucralose||2000%||8333%||yes||215 mg|
|AMP Energy (2 servings/can||$2.29||220||28||58||HFCS||20%||20%||40%||Yes||142 mg|
|Monster Energy (2 Servings/Can)||$1.78||200||54||54||Sucralose, Glucose, Sucrose||200%||200%||200%||2000 mg||86 mg|
|Red Bull||$2.68||10||0||0||Aspartame, Sucralose||360%||120%||yes||111 mg|
|Rockstar Recovery Energy + Hydration (2 servings/can)||$1.78||20||2||2||Sucrose, Sucralose||200%||500%||2000 mg||160 mg|
|Starbucks Double Shot Energy||$2.59||210||26||36||Sugar, Dextrose, Sucralose||200%||200%||1800 mg||145 mg|