One of the best things about Eniva supplements is how easy they are to add to your favorite recipes. Because many of the Eniva products are liquid, they add and mix well into drinks, sauces, dips, marinades and even gummies!
The fun summer drinks listed here are the perfect way to get added nutrition with hydrating electrolyte minerals, energy boosting vitamins, antioxidant phytonutrients and metabolism supporting protein. And the best part? They can taste delicious! Perfect for the whole family, they are guaranteed to cool you down and can even make a great dessert.
Let’s explore some different nutrient groups and how we can incorporate these into refreshing summer drink recipes.
If you are spending lots of time outside, you’re likely sweating out a lot of your electrolytes. Mineral electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and others are lost in sweat. When it’s hot and also humid, we’re especially vulnerable to large losses of these valuable minerals. Electrolyte minerals are essential for keeping your body chemistry in good balance and for proper cellular function. The good news is the Eniva Vibe formula contains all these key electrolyte minerals and can easily mix with summer drinks – like a healthy Vibe strawberry daiquiri (recipe below)!
BODY BOOSTING VITAMINS
During the summer, your body also needs a whole array of vitamins to stay strong. Vitamins C, D and the B-complex family keep your immune system functioning at a high level when exposed to stressors and even outside invaders. Vitamins also help support your body in creating energy – equally important while you’re active outdoors. A healthy serving of essential vitamins can be found in the Eniva Cold Buster and an even wider variety and amount in our Vibe (see “Cold Buster Colada” recipe).
An easy way to think of these is to imagine the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. You should be consuming a wide variety of plants that contain these colors to get a wide variety of antioxidants. Summer sun exposure, increased activity and even environmental chemical exposures can increase damaging free radical production in your body. A “rainbow” antioxidant approach can help quench these free radicals. Berries are red, carrots are orange, citrus fruits are yellow and leafy vegetables containing chlorophyll are green. These plant-based antioxidants (and more) can also be found in Eniva’s VIBE, Cold Buster and Chlorophyll+ (see “Mint Refresher” recipe).
METABOLISM & STRENGTH SUPPORTING PROTEIN
Between barbecues and grill-outs, it’s easy to overdo it on the meat during summer – think brats, wings, and burgers. While these are great in moderation, sometimes you need a more lean protein option. One great substitute is whey protein because it’s low in calories, cholesterol, fat and sugar. It can even provide sufficient protein for a meal or pick-me-up. Eniva’s Natural Power Whey Protein is a perfect choice. It’s instantized for easy mixing and when blended, it can add a fun froth to any smoothie or drink (see both “Cold Buster Colada” and “Mint Refresher” recipes).
Here are several great recipes that incorporate a delicious and nutritious combination of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and protein using a number of favorite Eniva supplements. Have fun!
Get your daily nutrients in the most delicious way possible!
1 oz ENIVA Vibe Fruit Daily Multi
2 cups fresh strawberries
1 cup frozen ice
½ cup water
½ lime, juiced
2 strawberries, for garnish
1 tablespoon honey/sweetener
Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency is reached!
Cold Buster Power Colada
Cool down with this refreshing and immune-supporting treat!
1 oz ENIVA Cold Buster
1 scoop ENIVA Natural Power Whey Protein
1/4 cup chopped pineapple
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup coconut milk
1-2 cups ice depending on preference
Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until frothy!
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