3 homemade energy drink recipes

By: Hello Natural

The Dangers Of Energy Drinks

When seasons change, and especially in spring and autumn, our bodies sense the difference of energies and vibrations, and reactions like weakness, headaches and low-energy levels become the highlights of every day. While gentle exercises like yoga or pilates are always a good way of restoring, I also rely on homemade energy drinks to put me back on track.

There are different ways in which ingredients boost our energy. Potassium loaded ones, like coconut or bananas, support the chemical reactions in the cell membrane and regulate the nerve signal transmission. The natural sugars and fiber in different berries (red currants, goji, blueberries, black berries) release the energy throughout the whole day and sustain a healthy function of the digestive system. And then there's the incredible matcha powder, made from green tea leaves, which contains caffeine and L-Theanine, both with energy-boosting effects. The great thing about matcha powder is the presence of an amino-acid that slows the release of theanine and caffeine, giving you energy for a longer time.


You can play with these ingredients in the morning, when you make your juice or smoothie. I like to have a matcha-loaded water before my working out or during jogging sessions, to take with me a berry infused smoothie when I'm having a rough day ahead, or a brightly colored citrus-coconut to cheer-up whenever I wake up in a bad mood. Each of these have magical powers when it comes of balancing your mood, healing your headaches, nourishing your cells or boosting your energy.


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Made from whole green tea leaves, matcha powder has amazing health benefits and energy-boosting effects that exceed those of coffee and green tea.
  • 1 cup pure/tap water
  • 1 tsp organic raw honey
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 lime, juice only


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Coconut water and bananas contain high amounts of potassium to regulate and maintain a healthy cell activity and boost your energy, while the fiber and antioxidants in oranges contributes to the general well-being.
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup vegan milk
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/2 orange


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Berries contain natural sugars which don't burden your system and slowly release the energy throughout the whole day. Combine them with lime juice and mint for a fresh twist.
  • 1 cup pure/tap water
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 4-5 mint leaves
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3 homemade energy drink recipes

Kelsey Nixon's Lemon Chicken Quinoa Soup

This twist on chicken noodle soup is another way to boost your protein. Plus, swapping noodles for quinoa allows you to eliminate gluten. To make this dish taste extra good: Dish about half a cup of quinoa into your bowl and pour the soup right over the top, rather than mixing it together, to maintain that delicious flavor.

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Kelsey Nixon's Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

Our culinary team couldn't stop raving about these cookies -- and for good reason. This recipe calls for a number of items you can feel good about serving to your family -- everything from coconut, to oats and peanut butter. For an even healthier option: Try swapping the chocolate chips for raisins. Either way, this will be a recipe you'll be making for years to come.

(Photo: Rachel Ray Show)

Kelsey Nixon's Pork and Apple Meatballs with Quinoa

Want to up your amount of protein intake? This recipe will allow you to do just that, as it combines pork with quinoa to make even the pickiest of eaters happy. Kelsey recommends serving the meatballs with egg noodles, parsley and parmesan cheese -- a combination that is as winning as it is affordable.

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Kelsey Nixon’s Roasted Vegetable Panini with Herbed Feta Spread

A roasted vegetable sandwich?! Talk about a great way to save money at lunchtime! If you don't have a panini press at home, you can make this in a cast-iron skillet and just put another heavy pan on top and weigh it down with a couple of tin cans.
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Kelsey Nixon’s Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

This is a perfect hearty, comfort food-type dish that is still jam-packed with nutritional value. It looks as good as it taste, plus it allows for the roasted vegetables to be the shining star. Your kids will love this dish, and so will anyone else who takes a bite.
(Photo: Rachel Ray Show)

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