I am a sugar free energy drink junkie. For years I have leaned on these suckers to get me through workouts, meetings, and social events. They always seem like a good idea at the time but usually end but usually end up making me feel dehydrated and cranky. I think I’ve tried all of them all and even the “natural” ones end up making me crash. I knew I had to find a better alternative.
A while back I discovered matcha (green tea) powder. I’ve tried it all sorts of ways and even thought I could use it to replace my coffee habit in the morning (NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN). Turns out I like it best cold. With a good punch of caffeine and a healthy dose of antioxidants I knew I had to find a way to incorporate it into my daily routine. I always have Meyer lemons and club soda in the house for cocktails so I thought why not toss them with matcha and a little sweetener for a different kind of cocktail. It turned out to be a match made in heaven which I now refer to as my Green Fizzy Lifting Drink. Enjoy!
Green Fizzing Lifting Drink
- 1 tsp Organic matcha (green tea) poweder
- 1 packet Stevia, Truvia, or other natural sugar free sweetener of your choice
- Juice of 1 Meyer lemon
- Club soda
In a tall 12 oz. glass add matcha powder, sweetener, & lemon juice. Stir vigorously until ingredients are well incorporated. Add a big handful of ice and top off with club soda. Give another good stir and get ready to be energized!!