We all know that energy drinks, while super useful and refreshing, aren’t necessarily filled with stuff that’s good for you.
Well, recently, we heard about a natural energy drink alternative that you can make right at home, that utilizes a few easy-to-find natural ingredients that you may even have laying around.
The primary ingredient is ginger.
Now, you may not know this about ginger—but there are a ton of powerful benefits associated with eating ginger.
Some of these benefits include:
- A boost to your immune system
- A reduction in inflammation
- Improved cognitive function
- Aided digestion
- The ability to soothe nausea
But—ginger also has the ability to help you focus, and can even help to boost your natural energy levels.
So in this post, you’re going to learn how to create a ginger-based homemade natural energy drink, all from scratch.
If you’re interested in getting a dose of natural energy without all of the artificial sweeteners and sugars found in commercial energy drinks, then this post is for you!
Let’s dive into it.
How To Make A Homemade Energy Drink With Ginger
To start with, you’re going to have to do a bit of shopping (assuming that you don’t just have these ingredients sitting around your house.
Here’s what you’re going to need.
- Lemon or lime juice
- Honey, brown sugar, or maple syrup
Now, let’s talk about how to actually make the drink.
Start with a mason jar, and fill it 90% of the way full with water.
Then, you’ll want to take one whole lemon (or lime) and squeeze the juice into the water.
Next, you’ll want to juice your ginger.
Now, this is a messy process. But for best results, you should just use an electric juicer to get it done for you.
Alternatively, you can buy raw ginger juice at the health food store—but using fresh ginger is most definitely a better idea.
Add 1 to 3 teaspoons of ginger to your water, depending on how much water you have (and how much you like ginger). Ginger isn’t everyone’s favorite juice—so if you go too strong on it, you may end up overdoing it.
And to top it all off, you can add something to sweeten it up.
This could be a little bit of honey, some brown sugar, or even some maple syrup—whichever you prefer.
Just remember to go a bit easy on the sweeteners, as too much of these sugars could really hike up the calorie count.
Once you get done mixing everything together, close the lid on the jar and give it a good shake.
You can drink this mixture cold, or you can also warm it up and drink it like tea.
It’s totally up to you and which style you prefer.
If you want to drink it warm, consider garnishing it with a cinnamon stick for added flavor.
It’ll definitely warm you up on a cold day.
All things considered—this is a delicious drink that’ll also provide you with some pretty serious energy to help you get through the day.
Plus, it’s guilt-free and all natural!
What’s not to like?