When products are made for a niche market, the cost is almost certainly higher than it should be. This can easily be said about sports and energy drinks too, which not only cost a lot but are also not usually doing much good for people who use them.
People Can Make Their Own Sports and Energy Drinks
Preparing drinks that are beneficial for the body and give energy is not that difficult, and here are five recipes enthusiasts should definitely try making at home.
1. Energy Drink With Apple Cider Vinegar
Both apple vinegar and cider vinegar have health benefits and are ideal for use in energy drinks.
Ingredients • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – one tablespoon • Maple Syrup – one tablespoon • Cold Water – 16 ounces
All the ingredients should just be mixed into a bottle.
2. Energy Booster With Yerba Mate
The leaves of this tea contain caffeine and other vital nutrients such as polyphenols, antioxidants, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins.
Ingredients • Yerba Mate Tea – one bag • Green Tea – two bags • Sugar, Honey, Stevia, or Agave – 1½ tablespoon • Lemon Juice – two tablespoons • Boiling Water – one cup • Fresh Mint Leaves • Ice Cubes
The green tea and yerba mate bags are added in a heatproof container filled with hot water. When it steeps for five minutes, the bags should be squeezed. Then, the sweetener and lemon juice are added. The mixture is served with fresh mint.
3. Chocolate Muscle Milk
Low-fat chocolate milk can be used as a post-training energy drink.
Ingredients • Sugarless Chocolate Protein Powder – one scoop • Sugarless Cocoa Powder – two tablespoons • Sugarless Soy Milk – two cups • Stevia Drops – twelve to fifteen
The protein powder, cocoa, and soy milk are all blended for thirty seconds. Then, the drops of stevia are added and blended for a few seconds.
Coconut Water Is Excellent for Hydration
4. Revved-up Coconut Water
Coconut water is potassium-rich and it helps with muscle cramps.
Ingredients • Cold Coconut Water – ten fluid ounces • Maple Syrup or Honey – one tablespoon • Unrefined Sea Salt – a pinch
The honey or maple syrup is mixed with the coconut water and some salt. The drink is ready.
5. Chia Booster
Chia seeds can be a great booster for workout endurance, especially half an hour before exercise.
Ingredients • Water – one cup • Chia Seeds – one tablespoon • Agave Nectar or Honey – two tablespoons • Fresh Lemon Juice – two tablespoons
The chia seeds are added to the water and left to soak for around fifteen minutes. Then, the honey or nectar is added with the lime juice and everything is whisked well.