These do it yourself drinks for natural energy boost are quick, easy and highly nutritious. Drink them before or after exercise, between meals, or to replace a meal when you’ve no time to eat.
Most of the ingredients are common, everyday foods that you probably already have at home. If not you should be able to find them in any large supermarket or health food store.
Some of these drinks for natural energy boost will require a juice extractor to make fresh juice and a blender to make smoothies. If you don’t have these, most household appliance stores stock them and they’re relatively inexpensive – just think of the money you’ll save not buying ready-made energy drinks!
Note: Some of the below energy drinks include soy milk, a somewhat controversial product these days (genetically modified soybeans, high pesticide levels, artificial additives, etc). However, if you want to drink it you can make your own from organically grown, whole soybeans blended with purified water and naturally sweetened, as I do here in China. Like any food or drink though, moderation is key one or two glasses a week of homemade, natural soy-milk should be fine. Check with your health professional first though if you have concerns about soy milk.
5 Best Homemade Energy Drinks Recipe
All energy drinks should be consumed immediately after making them.
#1. Banana & Fig Smoothie
Ingredients: 1 ripe banana; 3 or 4 figs (sun-dried best); 1 tablespoon honey; 1 cup water
Method: Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix till smooth. Add a heaped teaspoon of bee pollen powder (or equivalent in capsules) for an extra boost. Sun-dried dates or raisins can be substituted for figs.
Benefits: Bananas benefit your nervous system; figs, dates & raisins contain natural sugars to boost energy; honey nourishes digestion & boosts energy.
#2. Honey & Bee Pollen Drink
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon honey; 1 heaped teaspoon bee pollen powder; 1 cup warm water
Method: Put ingredients in a large glass, add water, then mix with a spoon. Add ginseng extract for an extra energy boost.
Benefits: Honey benefits your digestion & is a quick energy booster; bee pollen contains essential fatty acids & amino acids & stimulates the production of sexual hormones; ginseng boosts energy & enhances digestion.
#3. Egg Yolk & Carrot Juice
Ingredients: 1 large cup of freshly extracted carrot juice; 1 egg yolk
Method: Add the egg yolk to the carrot juice then mix well with a fork. Add 1/2 a teaspoon of spirulina powder for an extra boost.
Benefits: Carrot juice is highly cleansing & nourishing & improves blood quality which helps relieve fatigue; egg yolk stimulates sluggish, exhausted adrenal glands; spirulina is a super-nutritious vegetable protein.
#4. Soy Milk, Egg Yolk & Honey Smoothie
Ingredients: 1 cup natural soy milk (unsweetened, unflavored); 1 egg yolk; 1 tablespoon honey
Method: Put all ingredients in a blender and blend them till smooth.
Benefits: Soy milk is a protein alternative for pasteurized cow’s milk which does little more than clog up your system; egg yolk contains lecithin which benefits your brain & nervous system; honey nourishes digestion & provides a rapid energy boost.
#5. Carrot, Apple, Egg Yolk & Honey Smoothie
Ingredients: One carrot (finely diced); half an apple (finely diced); 1 cup natural soy milk (unsweetened, unflavored); 1 egg yolk; 1 tablespoon honey; ginseng extract (3-9 grams, liquid or granulated form).
Method: Put ingredients into the blender and blend them till smooth.
Benefits: Energizes, strengthens and invigorates.
What Are Some Foods That Increase My Energy?
If you’ve ever wondered “What are some foods that increase my energy?”, here’s a list of over twenty everyday foods that do just that.
Many boost energy not just because they are nourishing, but also because they tonify your digestive organs and it is via the digestive process that you obtain energy.
If you’re often tired and aren’t including at least some of these highly therapeutic foods in your diet, start doing so today.
At the same time give these foods a greater chance of boosting your energy by eliminating foods from your diet that are nutritionally dead. For instance: Pasteurized dairy products, overcooked meats, white bread, cakes, candy, cookies, pastries, soft drinks and canned, processed foods.
The fresher your food and the closer it is to its natural state, the better it is for you and the more likely you are to obtain real energy from it.
What Are Some Foods That Increase My Energy?
- Figs: Highly nutritious; enhance digestion & improve appetite
- Dates: Nourish blood; benefit digestion
- Raisins: Like figs & dates; a quick, high energy snack
- Beef: Nourishes & strengthens digestive organs
- Lamb: Improves appetite; nourishes blood; good for general debility
- Pork: Alleviates general debility; nourishes the internal organs
- Chicken: Aids general physical debility; nourishes qi (energy) & blood
- Salmon: Contains essential fatty acids for white blood cell production
- Tuna: As per Salmon
- Eggs (raw yolks): Nourish blood; stimulate adrenals
- Honey: Nourishes & strengthens digestive organs (add to warm water & drink it)
- Molasses: Nourishes blood (add to warm water & drink it)
- Oats: Good for general debility; nourish the digestive organs (great winter breakfast)
- Papaya: Nourishes digestive organs; improves digestion (great summer breakfast)
- Bananas: Good for nervous exhaustion
- Grapes (dark): Tonify digestion; nourish blood
- Spinach: Nourishes blood
- Almonds (raw): Good meat substitute (first soak in water overnight)
- Pecans (raw): Good for nervous exhaustion
- Walnuts (raw): Nourish blood & kidneys
- Wheat germ oil: Good for nervous exhaustion
In addition to these foods that boost energy, other equally simple and effective ways to increase your energy level include consuming nutritious drinks and doing breathing exercises to flood your system with energy boosting fresh oxygen.
is a registered dietitian with over 10 years of experience in the field of nutrition. She has a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science from Dhaka University and has worked with various clients to help them achieve their health goals through personalized diet plans. Mounota is passionate about educating people on the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle and has written extensively on the subject for various publications.