Kids’ drinks work best if they up kids’ energy levels during those times when they feel lethargic or worn out. However, because regular energy drinks contain stimulants we have to be very careful what we allow our kids to take. Some ingredients like caffeine, sugar, amino acids, and sweeteners are a necessary part of the energy drinks and are even healthy in small doses. Nevertheless one has to be very careful to stick to safe limits for kids. There are many soft drinks in the market today that can be safely used by kids for physical and mental stimulation. Three of the best and healthiest with safe ingredients are as described below.
This is an all-natural Drink Powder with a chocolate flavor. The powder contains easily soluble nutrients from organic wheat grass and a variety of fruits and veggies. While kids will normally frown at the thought of being served fruits and vegetables, this tasty drink will encourage them to get their daily intake of necessary nutrients. A single glass of the healthy drink provides an equivalent of three full fruit and vegetable servings. The wheat grass in the drink is grown organically and provides kids with much needed vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and chlorophyll. These are very important natural nutritional supplements especially for growing bodies and additionally they contain curative properties. The good news to parents whose kids suffer from coelic disease or are gluten-sensitive is that this drink contains no gluten. It also contains very little sugar and no caffeine. It is a vegan drink that supports the body’s optimal alkalinity and boosts the immune system. The powdered drink comes in 15 count packets for easier serving.
Another Amazing Grass product, this is a drink powder for kids and adults alike. It is composed of 80% organic ingredients with very little preservatives. The 240g (8.5 Ounces) jar contains 30 healthy servings or portions with each serving containing the equivalent of three full fruit and vegetable servings. The energy boost received from this product has been so successful that it is fast gaining popularity with coaches, athletes, and body-builders. While it was at first hailed as a choice health drink for kids, it is also recommended for adults in search of a cleaner and healthier dietary supplement. This is especially so for those in professions that requires pro-longed physical activity. The health drink is delicious and is a natural detoxifier that boosts one’s immune system. The enzymes and probiotics contained within also help in digestion and the absorption of crucial nutrients.
The infamous Major League Baseball icon, Yogi Berra, is one of the popular faces associated with this health drink which was widely hailed as the “Drink of the Champions”. Kids all over the US and the rest of the world have counted Yoo Hoo as one of their favorite drinks. Yoo Hoo chocolate has a truly refreshing taste with a rich chocolaty flavor. Apart from the renowned chocolate flavor, you can also get it in strawberry, double fudge, or lite chocolate. Nevertheless, there has been some criticism on the ingredients. The most recurrent is that most parents think the drink is made up of milk which has been flavored to make it easier to serve to kids. In contrast, the ingredients contain no liquid milk and only have a few milk by-products such as sodium caseinate, non-fat dry milk, and whey. The good news is that the drink contains zero caffeine and has less than 1% fat. The 8 oz bottle contains 2 servings which makes it ideal for kids to carry with them to school.
Nowadays, kids are spoilt for choice when it comes to health drinks available in the market. However, parents need to be extra vigilant to ensure they only stick to drinks that contain healthy ingredients. Some health conditions can be avoided by choosing your kids’ drinks wisely and this will greatly help their natural growth and development. Additionally, parents should regulate how much commercial drinks the kid consumes per day and ensure that no such drinks are taken within three hours of bedtime.