Raw Energy Drinks

Like most on-the-go parents we love our caffeine. Chad and I, like most busy moms and dads need little pick-me-ups throughout the day to keep us going. Energy drinks have always bothered me. Some of their ingredients are terrible for you and the amount of sugar they contain makes me cringe. I spent months creating the perfect raw food energy drinks. Drinks that were low in sugar but high in energy with no crash later and are good for us too.  Some of our favorite ingredients to use are;

Apple Cider Vinegar, Pure Maple Syrup, Agave Syrup,

Green Tea, Lemon & Lime, Ginger Root 

Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, & Blackberries 

Pineapple, Oranges, Mint  

Honey, Flaxseeds 


This drink is believed to have derived from Oxymel, an ancient Greek medicinal elixir. It has been known to help ease inflammation, boost electrolytes, and balance the bodies Ph. I was intrigued because this is the first natural energy drink that called for real maple syrup instead of cane sugar. Real maple syrup, in moderation is an excellent alternative to cane sugar, you just must be sure what you are using is 100% pure.


½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

3 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup

6 oz. Fresh Ginger Root Grated

4 Cups Water

1 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice