26 Energy Health Drinks

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Back in the 60's, believe it or not, we had Health Spas. They were equivalent to today's gyms, with a sauna, swimming pool, steam room and a healthy drink bar.

My father was a personal trainer, part-time in the evening and a welder during the day. He would come home and mix up some "energy health drinks" for me and my mother.

These are some of the drinks he used to make. I love the names of some of these. Each recipe makes 1 drink, so you can double or triple the recipe according to how many people you have.

SPA "FOUNTAIN OF VIGOR"

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar (I use Turbinado. You could use 2 packets of Splenda, also), 2 Tablespoons fresh strawberries, 1 Tablespoon vanilla protein powder, 1 teaspoon wheat germ, 1/2 teaspoon Brewer's yeast, 1 cup skim milk and 1 cup ice. If you don't like to add ice, you can freeze the fruit. (250 calories)

VITA-C-LIFT

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 1 capful Energol (I use wheat germ oil), 1/3 banana, 1 cup orange juice and 1 cup ice. (160 calories)

GOLDEN BEAUTY

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 1 Tablespoon vanilla protein powder, 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup carrot juice and 1 cup ice. (140 calories)

MUSCLE PUNCH

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 1 teaspoon wheat germ, 1/2 teaspoon Brewer's yeast, 1/3 banana, 1 cup skim milk, and 1 cup ice. (225 calories)

ISLAND NECTAR

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 1/3 banana, 1 Tablespoon vanilla protein powder, 1 cup papaya juice and 1 cup ice. (150 calories)

TROPICAL VISION

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 1/3 banana, 2 Tablespoons strawberries, 1 Tablespoon vanilla protein powder, 1 cup papaya juice and 2 cup ice. (160 calories)

LOW-CAL DELIGHT

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 1 cup grapefruit juice, drops of lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon vanilla protein powder and 1 cup ice. (110 calories)


HIGH PROTEIN DRINKS

Walnut

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 3 Tablespoons Walnuts, 3 Tablespoon vanilla protein powder, 1 cup skim milk and 1 cup ice.

Vanilla

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 3 Tablespoons vanilla protein powder, 1 cup skim milk and 1 cup ice.

Chocolate

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 3 Tablespoons chocolate protein powder, 1 cup skim milk and 1 cup ice.

Strawberry

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 3 Tablespoons vanilla protein powder, 2 Tablespoons strawberries, 1 cup skim milk and ice.

CHERRY )

GRAPE )

LEMON-LIME )

FRUIT PUNCH )

RASPBERRY )                                  2 Tablespoons raw sugar, 1 cup juice,

PAPAYA )                                          1 Tablespoon vanilla protein powder,

                                                          1 cup ice

RASPBERRY AND ORANGE )

PINEAPPLE AND ORANGE )

PINEAPPLE AND GRAPEFRUIT )

GRAPEFRUIT AND ORANGE )


FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE DRINKS

Beauty Cocktail

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 3 leaves spinach, 1 sprig parsley, 1 cup orange juice and 1 cup ice.

Beauty Delight

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 3 leaves spinach, 1 sprig parsley,1 cup papaya juice and 1 cup ice.

Cranberry and Orange

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, a handful cranberries, 1 cup orange juice and 1 cup ice.

Strawberry and Orange

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 2 Tablespoons strawberries, 1 cup orange juice and 1 cup ice.

Strawberry and Papaya

2 Tablespoons of raw sugar, 2 Tablespoons strawberries, 1 cup papaya juice and 1 cup ice.








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Comments 15 comments

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Rob Dee 7 years ago from Florida

Sounds yummy. i didn't know that grandpa worked as a trainer in the gym.


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judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL Author

Yes, and at 88 he still looks like Jack LaLanne.


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Earthscribe 7 years ago from Tampa, Florida

Bookmarking! Great info, Thanks.


townart 7 years ago

I love the name "Fountain of Vigor", makes me want to try that one first :) I usually have a protein shake everyday I work out (4-5 times a week), so I'm glad to try something new. Thanks for the info.


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judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL Author

Townart, please try some of these. They are simple, but good! Thanks for the comment and for stopping by.


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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

I love these. I will try them. Thank you.


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judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL Author

Thank you, Teresa. I hope you like them!


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California

Yum, I want to try them right now! Love this hub!


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evilia_lim 6 years ago from Jakarta, Indonesia

Very nice and informative article. Thanks


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judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL Author

Thank you for the post. Hope you enjoy them, evilia_lim!


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WhitneyNZ 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

mmmm very nice!


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judydianne 5 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL Author

Thank you, WhitneyNZ.


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