7 Natural And Healthy Post – Workout Drink Recipes

Nothing feels better than a good hard workout that really gets the heart pumping and the sweat pouring. The benefits of such workouts are widely known and greatly celebrated.

However, a rigorous workout can make your body burn up its nutrient and energy reserves, making you feel worn out or groggy after that "runners’ high" wears off.

Something to put that energy back in your system is necessary, and we have here 7 Natural and Healthy Post-Workout Drink Recipes to help you power back up when you feel the burn.


1. Detox Water

7 Natural And Healthy Post – Workout Drink Recipes

To help cleanse your body of the build-up of toxins present after a good workout,there are plenty of detox water recipes. The benefits of detoxing are well known in the medical community.

This recipe makes our list because it's 100 percent natural and healthy as can be. Be sure to try its cleansing effect for yourself.


  • 1 gallon of water (distilled, spring, or filtered)
  • 1 whole organic lemon, sliced and seeds removed 
  • 1 half of a cucumber sliced 
  • 10 leaves of mint (preferably organic)

Simply wash and slice the lemon and cucumber and remove the seeds. Place in a gallon container and add the water and mint, then refrigerate for 24 hours. Make sure to prepare your detox water a day or two before your workout, so it’s ready as soon as you’re done.

2. Banana Wheat Grass Smoothie

7 Natural And Healthy Post – Workout Drink Recipes

After your rigorous workout, your body will be depleted of nutrients and have an overabundance of toxins that need to be flushed. This super simple Banana Wheat Grass Smoothie is perfect for refilling after your routine.


  • 3 large sweet bananas
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon wheat grass powder

Just pour all of these natural ingredients into a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Enjoy the healthy, delicious result!

3. Awesome Apple Cider Drink

7 Natural And Healthy Post – Workout Drink Recipes

If you love apple cider, then this refreshing, rejuvenating apple cider drink will be just the thing for you after a rigorous exercise.

As apple cider vinegar contains magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and B1, B2, and B6 in significant amounts, this tasty beverage will not only hit the spot, but power you right back up after you burn those calories. And it doesn't get much quicker or easier than this.


  • 2 teaspoons of raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup/raw agave syrup/raw coconut nectar
  • 16 ounces of cold water

Just take the apple cider vinegar, natural sugar syrup of your choice, and water, combine in a bottle and shake together. The results are delicious, nutritious, and sure to please.

4. Coconut Spirulina Invigorating Drink

7 Natural And Healthy Post – Workout Drink Recipes

Coconut water is everywhere these days and with good reason considering that it's loaded with potassium. Spirulina powder is rich with 10 non-essential amino acids, protein, potassium and a whole load of B vitamins. The two combined make a light, refreshing after work out drink that's heavy with nutrients.


  • 20 ounces of coconut water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of spirulina powder

Simply combine the coconut water with the spirulina powder, shake well, and enjoy. The health benefits are fantastic considering how easy it is to make.

5. Flax and Oranges Smoothie Drink

7 Natural And Healthy Post – Workout Drink Recipes

Oranges are not only one of the nature's fine candies but are also chock full of B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, and folate. Flax oil naturally slows down the release of sugars into your bloodstream. The two in combination make an awesome natural smoothie that will provide you with energy for hours after.


  • 5 peeled, seedless oranges of a sweeter variety
  • ​3 tablespoons of flax oil
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt (optional)

Place the oranges and flax oil in a blender or food processor and mix together (remove together, redundancy) well.

Add the yogurt for a thicker smoothie with a healthy dose of added probiotics.

6. Ginger Maple Cranberry Sports Drink

7 Natural And Healthy Post – Workout Drink Recipes

After a good intense workout, you're usually left feeling a bit sore and worn out. As ginger may ease muscle pain and cranberries provide needed electrolytes and sugars, this natural homemade sports drink will be just the thing to relax and replenish you when you've earned a nice refreshing drink.


  • 3 cups of unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 chunk of ginger root, sized to taste
  • 2 of tablespoons maple syrup 
  • 5 cups of water 
  • 1/2 of teaspoon salt

Simply peel and puree the ginger root, then mix all ingredients together (redundant). Allow to infuse for 2 hours, or to taste, before drinking and enjoy.

7. Lemon Lime Energy Drink

7 Natural And Healthy Post – Workout Drink Recipes

When you're feeling drained, nothing hits the spot and perks us back up like vitamin C and tasty natural sugars. Try and enjoy this natural energy drink that's brimming with both.


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 gallon of water
  • 2 tablespoons of agave syrup

Peel and slice the lemon and lime, and add everything together in a half gallon pitcher or jug. Let it infuse for 24 hours and shake or stir occasionally. You'll love this easy recipe.

When the workout stops and the burn starts, it’s great to have something cool and healthy to quench our thirst and power us up. Try one of these healthy post-workout drink recipes today. 

Emily Brathen

Hi there! I'm Emily Brathen. I am a fitness and yoga instructor and a mom of one. Despite my hectic schedule, I still find time for doing the thing I love most - fitness and yoga. I love doing and teaching fitness and yoga because in my own little way, I am able to encourage people to take health and fitness back into their own hands.

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