What are natural energy drinks?
These energy drinks are made from plants, fruit, and other natural sources that combine to provide a healthy boost of energy. Among the ingredients found in natural energy drinks are green tea, ginseng, guarana, honey, and B vitamins.
1. Matcha Green Tea
Matcha is a green powder made from dried tea leaves. It is used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and has a strong green color and bitter taste.
Tip: Recently, it has become popular in the US for its health benefits.
To make matcha green tea, follow these steps:
- Sift the matcha powder into a small bowl or mug.
- Pour a small amount of hot water into the bowl or mug and whisk vigorously from side to side to disperse the powder and create a foamy layer.
- Top off with more hot water or steamed milk, and whisk again if desired.
- Sweeten to taste and enjoy!
2. EBOOST Super Fuel
This energy drink contains 10 vitamins and minerals, 110mg of caffeine, 3 nootropics, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Furthermore, EatThisNotThat named this drink the “Best Energy Drink of 2021”.
Super Fuel comes in four flavors, all of which are carbonated:
- Lime ginger
- Mango orange
- Lemonade with strawberries
- Raspberry blue
Tip: They sell a lot of Strawberry Lemonade, but I prefer the Orange Mango for its delightful sweetness.
3. Hiball Sparkling Energy Drink
With 160mg of organic caffeine, Hiball provides refreshing seltzer with long-lasting energy. It contains ZERO sugar and ZERO calories, so you get all the good energy you need.
Hiball Energy Seltzer contains organic caffeine, organic ginseng, organic guarana, and B vitamins (B3, B5, B6, & B12) with a hint of natural fruit flavor.
Seven flavors are available:
- The peach
- The vanilla flavor
- Lime and lemon
- The BlackBerry
- The wild berry
- Mint Watermelon
- The grapefruit
As grapefruit is my go-to flavor for infused water beverages, I enjoyed the grapefruit flavor since it’s subtly flavored sparkling water.
4. V8 +Energy
In comparison to coffee and the leading energy drink, V8 +ENERGY® contains 80 mg of caffeine from fruit, veggies, and tea. With no added sugar and rich in B vitamins, it’s a healthy energy drink.
Getting your energy lightly carbonated is what you’ll get with V8 +SPARKLING ENERGY®!
There are 4 delicious & refreshing flavors to choose from!
- Sparkling Orange Pineapple Energy Drink
- Sparkling Strawberry Kiwi Energy Drink
- Sparkling Black Cherry Energy Drink
- Sparkling Lemon Lime Energy Drink
5. Green Machine
Although it has an unusual appearance, it tastes delicious. It is made without preservatives and is Non-GMO Project Verified. Additionally, the bottle is made from 100% recycled PET plastic, making it eco-friendly.
Each 15.2 OZ bottle of this energy drink contains the following fruits:
- 2^3/4 Apples (1.68179283)
- 1/3 Mango
- 1/12 Pineapple
- 1/2 Banana
- 1/3 Kiwi
6. Iced Green Chia Tea
Chia is rich in protein and omega-3 fats that give you long-lasting energy. Green tea gently energizes, while chia is rich in healthy fats and proteins. Honey adds a touch of sweetness and provides an extra boost of energy.
To make iced green chia tea, follow these steps:
- For 5 minutes in the oven, toast the spices (optional).
- Water and maple syrup should be added to a saucepan with the spices.
- For 10-15 minutes, simmer the mixture.
- Before removing from heat, stir in vanilla.
- Strain it right away or let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Let the syrup cool in a glass jar.
- Store in the fridge for 2 weeks in an airtight container.
Tip: Add 1 oz of vodka for longer shelf life (won’t affect taste).
7. Bai Bubbles
The tropic-inspired drinks at Bai Bubbles include plant-based drinks, carbonated drinks, and caffeinated energy drinks.
Tropical countries from around the world bring out their unique flavors. All drinks contain antioxidant infusions that boost immunity and energy.
White tea leaves are used to extract 110 mg of caffeine for Bai Boost drinks. Boost Flavor is available in four varieties, named after the regions in which the fruity ingredients are grown:
- Black Raspberry Buka
- Pineapple Passion Fruit Cartago
- Citrus Tangerine from Togo
- Strawberry watermelon from Watamu
As a watermelon lover, I naturally chose the Watamu Strawberry Watermelon.
Watermelon’s sweetness and strawberries’ subtle acidity combine beautifully.
8. Zevia Energy
There is a variety of zero-calorie and sugar-free teas and sodas available from Zevia, a beverage company committed to clean lifestyles and clean sourcing.
Their Zevia Energy drinks follow a similar philosophy, using a simple list of certified organic ingredients.
Zevia Energy drinks come in six different flavors, each containing organic caffeine and organic sparkling water, as well as fruit and aromatic flavors.
Here are the flavors:
- Lime Raspberry
- Ginger mango
- Kiwi Strawberry
- Coconut pineapple.
Drinking energy drinks that contain green tea, caffeine, and guarana will help boost your energy levels and alertness.
Some people drink energy drinks in order to improve their sports performance, work performance, or school performance, but it isn’t a good idea to drink energy drinks frequently, or rely on them for energy, even though they temporarily improve sports performance or lessen fatigue effects.
It is important to realize that energy drinks cannot replace, good sleep, a balanced diet, managing stress, and treating underlying health problems that may contribute to chronic fatigue.