Looking for an all-natural energy drink that gives you enough energy to make it through the day without synthetic additives and high amounts of sugar? Then, continue reading to find out our go to recipe formulated by one of our best Chemists in house, so we have dubbed it the best natural energy drink dare we say of all time?! Really!! We love it that much and we think you will too!
Information on Coconut Water
Coconut water is not to be mistaken with coconut milk. It is a clear liquid found in fresh, green water and is great for boosting energy and hydrating the body. This is a nature made free source of electrolytes.
It is a fantastic natural electrolyte drink, that has been gaining popularity even more so today.
This natural electrolytic beverage not only provides nutrients to the body, but improves heart health.
Coconut water is nature’s sports drink and can outcompete any Powerade or Gatorade. Plus, in it’s natural, unaltered state, it is low in sugar and quite delicious.
Manganese, Potassium, and Calcium, B Vitamins, and antioxidants are present in coconut highly beneficial to the body. These and more provide an overall boost to the human body. Plus, the fact that the electrolytes present in coconut water is quite similar to that found in the human body. Therefore, it can be used intravenously to provide hydration to someone who is dehydrated.
Other Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water
Other benefits of drinking coconut water include, but are not limited to the following. Reduces high blood pressure, helps regulate blood sugar for diabetics and helps flush out body.
Possible Side Effects of Coconut Water
It’s high content of potassium may be reason for concern, but only if drinking coconut water on a regular basis in large volumes. This high content in potassium presents a possible side effect of coconut water, that may seem counterproductive being that it is heart healthy. That is it can cause irregular heart beats, as excess potassium in the blood can disrupt the rhythm of the heart.
Don’t Like Coconut Water?
If you don’t like coconut water, try diluting it. …half and half – coconut water to filtered water or Spring Water. You can even try adding some unsweetened fruit juice (fresh squeezed).
If you are using fresh squeezed citrus juice just keep in mind that Baobab has a tangy flavor much like citrus and you may find it to be too much of a tang….
You can opt to skip coconut water altogether and just amp up on the Baobab and mix in some fresh beet juice and water, but we find it best with the refreshing taste of coconut water even if you only add a fourth of a cup….
In our book, Baobab is the “-ish”!
Want to load up on vitamin C? …protect your immune system? …hydrate your body? …then Baobab, anyone?
We love Baobab, and we think you should too! And here’s why.
Why Choose Baobab?
Baobab is mother nature’s supersized dose of Vitamin C. The fruit is a citrus that is found in Africa.
It is nutritionally rich – Calcium, phosphorus, iron, and more. Baobab is a great source of Vitamin C which can be highly beneficial to the immune system.
Baobab provides plenty of benefits for heart, skin, and the digestive system.
It has plenty of antioxidants, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. It is also great to use for its anti-inflammatory benefits as well.
You only need a small amount because it too is a source of potassium and so is the banana.
Fresh is always best, but the next best is the unadulterated, powdered version of this fruit. Extracts are good as well if you come across them or can make them….
Bananas are a great source of potassium, as well as, Vitamin C, B6, and fiber; plus it lends a nice flavor to this drink.
Beetroot | Beet Juice
This powerhouse of a root vegetable is worth adding to your weekly rotation of vegetable intake. Juiced or powdered, this vegetable can help improve and lengthen your workout session (if you need more energy and resilience during your workout).
Beets help improve circulation and digestion. They are also helpful with lowering blood pressure. And they are also a great source of vitamin C and potassium, so you can choose to substitute them in place of Baobab or simply omit them. .
Various minerals like Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, and Manganese are present in beets, so you should certainly consider making this a part of your energy drinks and or smoothie recipes.
Please note you may need more than 1/2 tsp of beetroot powder in order to reap the aforementioned benefits when using it as a substitute to Baobab powder.
16 oz Coconut water
1 tsp Baobab
1/2 banana (frozen)
1/2 tsp beetroot powder (optional)
OR 1/4 cup of beetroot juice (optional)
2 tsp honey
1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until liquified. Add some ice if desired.
2. Drink half of this drink mix in the morning and the other half mid day if needed.
Hope you give this energy drink a try, it is chuck full of highly beneficial plant based ingredients. Just be sure to let us know how it worked for you by leaving us a comment below. We love hearing from our readers!