Natural energy drinks

The consumption of the so-called energy drinks It has increased in a really considerable way in recent years, probably after the arrival of a great diversity of popular brands, and the increase of advertising of this type of products in many media.

natural energy drinks

This type of commercial drinks, consumed in a timely manner and never in excess or in the long term, are usually useful drinks when we need some stimulation, especially when we feel a little tired and need a little more energy.

As we already knew in a previous note in which we discovered the possible risks of energy drinks , its consumption is not recommended in people with cardiovascular problems (since they stimulate the heart), gastric and psychological disorders (due to its stimulating effect). There is even the widespread practice in many young people of mixing alcohol with this type of drinks, which is not recommended at all because while alcohol relaxes the heart energy drinks stimulate it, and can cause a collapse.

The best? Whenever we need a little extra energy, for example when it comes to studying or working, it is much healthier to opt for natural energy drinks , that we can easily prepare at home and only with 100 percent natural ingredients. Take good note:

Banana, gofio and honey smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon gofio
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 glass of milk

Preparation

Peel the banana and cut it into several pieces. Put all the ingredients together with the milk in the blender jar, and beat well until there is a liquid mixture.

No need to add sugar, since honey will give the sweet touch, which combines perfectly with the sweetness of the banana.

Banana smoothie with plums and molasses

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 5 dried plums
  • 1 teaspoon of molasses
  • 1 pinch of cardamom powder

Preparation

In a bowl with mineral water place the dried plums for 10 to 15 minutes, until tender. Peel the banana and cut it into slices.

Put all the ingredients in the blender jar and beat well until a smooth mixture forms.

* If you do not have molasses you can substitute a teaspoon of cane honey.

Beet juice

Ingredients

  • 100 gr. of beet
  • 1 spoon of sugar

Preparation

Cut the beets into pieces and limp. Add a little sugar to taste.

* You can add carrot to provide a different flavor.

Energetic juice of apple, orange and lettuce

Ingredients

  • 1 orange
  • 2 apples
  • Lettuce leaves

Preparation

Cut the orange in half and squeeze it, reserving your juice. Peel the apples, chop them and remove their hearts.

Wash the lettuce leaves well and add all the ingredients in the blender glass, along with the orange juice.

Beat everything well, until it is mixed, and it works.

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