A Summer Cocktail
5 months ago
That time of year is here, and the heat has already started to make its way into our homes, office spaces, and means of transportation. People will be taking out their tank tops and shorts, and the shoes will be substituted with a nice slender pair of flip-flops or sandals. Perhaps most importantly, there will be a wave of people changing out their hot coffees for a refreshing cold brew. This way we can get that pick-me-up whenever we need it while also cooling off a bit.
Though most of us can admit to loving that second and third cup of coffee, it could be worth our time to consider other options. Coffee may give us that boost of energy we love to get through whatever task. Still, anyone familiar with regular coffee beverages knows that they can become something you are dependent upon. What's more, is that it can result in a crash.
If this is something you can relate to, continue reading while we take a dive into your new best friend this summer: an Adrenal Cocktail!
So What is an Adrenal Cocktail?
Essentially, an adrenal cocktail is a drink containing key minerals and vitamins that play a key role in the production of essential hormones. These are the hormones that are key to the energy we maintain throughout the day. Without them, it can be easy to feel overly tired and unable to properly perform necessary tasks.
The adrenal cocktail has been found to be very beneficial to many people in maintaining one’s overall energy levels throughout the day. It is generally an easy-to-make, refreshing drink that really is nothing but great for your body and mood. The reason it is recommended by so many functional doctors is due to the fact that it has been beneficial to a lot of people in their day to day, but is also just delicious.
Why Should I Make it a Regular Part Of My Day?
There are so many sources of energy out there that we utilize as a supplement for whatever activity. Perhaps you take a pre-workout before your daily lift, or maybe you rely on teas or food for your energy. It could also be likely as we’ve discussed, that you are one of the many coffee drinkers. However, many of these options can be unhealthy when taken in excess, or may not be as convenient or inexpensive as we would prefer.
Let’s break this down a bit though so you can understand why this would be great for you to start using regularly!
The ingredients list of the recipe we’ve provided includes just three ingredients (plus some ingredients you can add if you want to!)
That energy that you’re wanting throughout the day will be provided in a much more stable way and be maintained more effectively than it would with most highly processed sources of energy out there - not to mention it’s much cheaper and more convenient than forking out that monthly fund for a low-quality supplement
It provides electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals through natural sources! For a quick understanding - all of these contribute to the function of your adrenal glands to keep them primed for summer activities!
You can take the recipe we’ve provided and even spruce it up a bit with slices of berries or mint or whatever else you may want to try in order to make it satisfy your palette
Adrenal Cocktail Ingredients
To start, orange juice. It is important to reach for organic orange juice - or oranges if you prefer to make your own - to get the most nutrient-dense adrenal cocktail. If you are opting for orange juice, make sure that there are no additives to the juice and that it is made entirely and only with oranges.
Coconut water is the next ingredient and is filled with potassium, sodium, and magnesium. It is known in the world of nutrition for its health benefits and is in truth one of the more delicious options out there. However, if you prefer to not use coconut water, we recommend reaching for aloe vera instead - you could also add both if you prefer!
The last necessary ingredient is sea salt. Though there may be hesitation with this, keep in mind it is equally important. Not only does salt contribute to our hydration, but it also helps maintain the proper function of our adrenal glands and assists in regulating stress. Also, salt enhances the flavor! If you were hoping to add something to this cocktail to make it that much more nutritious, we’d recommend BUBS Naturals Collagen. It won’t extract from the flavors in your mouth when drinking this refreshing beverage but serves as the building blocks of so much of our being. Follow the exact recipe here:
1/2 cup orange juice (we recommend organic)
1/2 cup coconut water or aloe vera
Pinch of salt
All you have to do is combine the ingredients in the order listed until everything is completely dissolved!
This summer, challenge yourself to try something a little different, but absolutely delicious. Put that coffee down, and make yourself an adrenal cocktail. Spruce it up if you want and bring it down to the beach! Lay out in the sun or drink it before or after your workout. It’s up to you and there is no wrong way here!