Winding down from the silly season, it’s safe to say we’re all in need of an extra pick me up! Unfortunately, most energy drinks on the market are less than desirable and do more harm than good. Instead of choosing the fizzy, chemical variety, why not opt for nature’s goodness with our Effervescent Energy Drink. A combination of zingy flavours that will have you buzzing all day!
The apple cider vinegar is our secret ingredient, full of rich minerals that stimulate the liver and rid the body of toxins – it’s nature’s purest form of cleansing the insides! Your body will thank you for every drop of this natural nourishing drink after the silly season.
We love working with what nature has given us, which is why we adore honey. It’s the least processed of all natural sweeteners with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and medicinal properties. Look out for the organic, raw variety at your local farmer’s market or health food store as commercial honey is pasteurised which removes all the nasties (and the goodness along with it).
Reaping the benefits of the delightful (and in season) peach, we are loving using it in most summer recipes. Known as the “feel good” fruit, peaches are loaded with vitamins, and are a great source of good carbohydrates that will help you constantly burn energy. Not only that, they are full to the brim with antioxidants that help rid the body of free radicals, replacing it with a bucklet-load of vitamins and minerals, helping to boost energy levels. YIPEE.
As for lemons, here’s a long list of reasons to love them as much as we do!
Effervescent Energy Drink
The Effervescent Energy Drink – A Natural Pick Me Up!
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: Serves 4
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup peaches
- 2 lemons, sliced
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
- Fresh Mint
- 750ml-1L of sparkling mineral water or cold water
- Ice cubes - to serve
- Mason jars - to serve
- Remove greens from strawberries and slice lengthways, reserving a few to garnish
- Deseed peaches and roughly chop into cubes
- Combine fruit, mint leaves, honey and apple cider vinegar in a jar and leave to stand for 30 mins at room temperature
- Add with 1L of natural effervescent mineral water or cold water and stir well to combine
- Serve in mason jars with ice, garnished with a sprig of mint, a strawberry and a slice of lemon
Deseed peaches and roughly chop into cubes.
Combine fruit, mint leaves, honey and apple cider vinegar in a jar and leave to stand for 30 mins at room temperature.
Add with 1L of natural effervescent mineral water or cold water and stir well to combine.
Serve in mason jars with ice, garnished with a sprig of mint, a strawberry and a slice of lemon.
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