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Lemon Energy Drink

Lemon Energy Drink

Here’s a refreshing lemony energy drink recipe to give you a caffeine energy boost when you don’t want coffee. It’s a double-strength brew of green tea plus yerba maté and delivers about 135 mg caffeine plus antioxidants. Compared with store-bought energy drinks, this homemade energy drink recipe saves about 150 calories and has less than half the sugar. Add an extra-fresh taste by garnishing the rim with chopped mint. Yerba maté is a tea made from the leaves of a South American tree. Look for it with other tea in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets or natural-foods stores.

Servings

1 1/2 cups for 1 serving

Prep Time

10 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1cup boiling water
  • 2green tea bags
  • 1yerba maté tea bag
  • 1 1/2tablespoons agave, honey or sugar
  • 2tablespoons lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Chopped fresh mint (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put boiling water in a heatproof measuring cup. Add green tea and yerba maté and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags, squeezing the excess liquid into the cup before discarding. Stir in sweetener and lemon juice. Add 6 ice cubes and stir until they are melted and the drink is cold. If desired, wet the rim of your serving glass and coat with chopped mint. Add more ice to the glass and pour in the energy drink.

Tips

Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 1 1/2 cups for 1 serving)

Calories 97kcal
Carbohydrate Total 26g
Total Sugars 25g
Added Sugars 24g
Fiber 0g
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Mono Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 11mg
Protein 0g
Potassium 95mg
Calcium 13mg
Folate 6mcg