Saturday, 12 April 2014

Natural Energy Drinks!



The Pick-Me-Up...
Water
1 Lemon Slice
1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper




...lemon is alkaline to help maintain a healthy pH level within your body
...cayenne raises energy naturally and maintains proper cardiovascular movement (protects your heart)



The Orange Flax Shake...
Water
1 Orange (Thinly Sliced)
2 Teaspoons Flax Oil







...the orange is loaded with potassium, magnesium, and folate to help turn food into energy and battle fatigue
...the flax will provide a healthy supply of energy as well


The Energy Shot...
Boiled Water
1-2 Teaspoons Honey
2 Slices Fresh Ginger Root
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cardamom
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric


...place all of the ingredients in your mug before adding the water and stir while adding to avoid clumping of the spices
...ginger and turmeric increase metabolism and circulation, and aid with digestion
...cardamom increases circulation and improves energy
...honey is the all-natural equivalent of an energy shot



The Apple-Cinnamon Detox...
Water
1 Apple (Thinly Sliced)
1-2 Cinnamon Sticks




...letting it steep overnight gives the water more flavour
...apples are a natural source of energy, eating an apple is equivalent to drinking a cup of coffee




The Green Banana...
4 Bananas
1 Cup Spinach
3 Cups Cold Water
1 Cup Ice





...the riper the bananas the less bitter this drink will be
...placing the water, ice, and greens in the blender first and blending those on their own before adding the bananas eliminates the papery texture of the greens
...the potassium in a banana helps to eliminate fatigue, and bananas also contain vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6 which all help to convert food into energy
...the phosphorus in bananas also helps to reduce tiredness and increase endurance

Enjoy!
R