Natural energy concentrates are potent formulas that can help fuel your body with healthy vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. The most common way to consume the concentrates is mixed into a drink or smoothie. But if you use natural energy concentrate on a regular basis, you may be looking for more creative ways to enjoy it. Here are some ideas.
1. Make juice pops
Try making your own frozen juice pops using the natural energy concentrate and fruit juice. You can use any flavor you please, but grape and orange juice tend to work really well. Mix the concentrate and juice together at your desired concentration, and then pour it into an ice pop mold. Let it freeze for at least 12 hours. You can pull out a juice pop to enjoy whenever you please; they're really enjoyable at the end of a long, draining day.
2. Make an ice cream topping
Ice cream may not be something you enjoy on a regular basis, but it can be a good occasional treat. Topping it with a syrup made from natural energy concentrate will make it more beneficial. You don't want to heat the natural energy concentrate when making the topping because this can interfere with the absorption of some of the nutrients. Instead, combine the following on the stove:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup pureed strawberries
Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the mixture starts to become syrupy. Remove the mixture from the heat, and let it cool. Stir in your natural energy concentrate until it is fully incorporated. Store your syrup in the fridge and use it as desired. (It's delicious on other desserts, like brownies, too.)
3. Put it in capsules
This approach is the complete opposite of the suggestions above. Instead of turning your natural energy concentrate into something delicious, it packages the supplement up so you don't have to taste it. Purchase some empty cellulose capsules at a health food store. Fill them with your desired amount of natural energy concentrate. Then, you can put them in a bottle and label it. Pack them into your purse or bag for a burst of energy on-the-go without a mess.
Natural energy concentrate can be a good choice for anyone with low energy levels, but it can get boring if you just drink it in smoothies again and again. Try out some of the ideas above for versatility.Share