Are you desperate for more energy?
Do you need a better source of nutrients from your diet than you are getting?
Consider the boosted tea. While the opinions of whether or not Herbalife is necessary range widely, it is possible to create a boosted tea without Herbalife (and you can do it at home for a fraction of the cost).
If you’re craving more energy and better overall stamina, and tea is your beverage of choice, there’s much you should know.
So, can you create a boosted tea without Herbalife?
Yes, with the right ingredients and a bit of patience to learn the proper recipe for your needs, it is possible to create a high-quality, good-tasting tea that has added nutrients to create sustained energy (without the awful caffeine crash many get).
What You Should Know About Loaded Teas
Loaded teas, or boosted tea, is a drink with a number of ingredients all designed to provide improvement to health or function.
Some are unique in their ability to provide increased energy.
Some aim to help improve focus. Others may encourage weight loss or improved metabolism.
One of the ways to make these is to use an herbal tea concentrate. One version of this product is made by Herbalife Nutrition. The product from Herbalife contains a high amount of caffeine that they promise works to boost metabolism and helps to create revitalization.
With a ½ teaspoon of this in water, it’s possible to create a drink that’s tasty but packed with caffeine.
In some situations, people use this type of concentrate to create a brand new drink – using their favorite flavors and ingredients.
To be clear, there’s no corporate office memo from Herbalife about mixing its tea product into fun drinks and with other ingredients.
That is, Herbalife didn’t market boosted teas or loaded teas.
However, many distributors of Herbalife have encouraged the use of these products. That, coupled with social media, has helped to make these brightly colored and full-of-flavor teas a sensation.
Some Herbalife distributors and those who have developed nutrition clubs have done well selling these products. Nutrition clubs are locally owned businesses that use Herbalife products in some way. The clubs are complex and sometimes require people to be invited as a customer to sign up.
Some distributors will provide recipes and insights into these products and teas without having a true nutrition club set up. They may still sell loaded tea kits, though.
How do you create boosted tea without Herbalife?
It’s important first to know what’s in them to learn how to create them. Most of these products contain supplements of some time. Some of those supplements may contain health benefits. Other supplements are performance-enhancing products. You can use Herbalife products to make these teas, but you can also use other supplements to make them as well.
First Find a Supplement to Use
Before making a loaded tea, you have to find some type of base supplement. The best way to do this is to look for a powdered vitamin and mineral supplement.
Some people also use protein based products that contain energy-stimulating nutrients such as caffeine.
You can find a range of these products online or in a local supplement store. Choose one based on your goals – weight loss, energy, or protein.
A Word About Mango Aloe
One of the most common components of loaded teas made with Herbalife is mango aloe. The company sells this product. However, you can purchase numerous other brands as well. It is a bit sweet.
It contains aloe vera leaf as well as other ingredients to give it a sweet taste. If you do not want to use mango aloe, you can replace it in any of these recipes with coconut water.
Recipes to Incorporate
Now that you have your base product, you can start to make a wide range of boosted teas (or smoothies, if you want). These products can be served cold, which is normal, or you can mix them and heat for a warm drink.
To be clear, boosted tea does not always contain tea of any form! Here are a few simple recipes to get you started.
Refreshing Peach Boosted Tea
- Brewed peach-flavored tea (or steep sliced peaches in your favorite black tea)
- 1 serving of supplement
- 1 ounce of mandarin orange aloe (purchased online)
- Mix in 16 ounces of ice cold water
- For added peach flavor, use a sugar-free peach flavoring product (purchased in the beverage section of the supermarket)
Tahiti Boosted Tea
- Chai tea (cooled), about 8 ounces
- Mango aloe (8 ounces)
- White grape drink mix serving
- Supplement product of choice (unflavored)
- Pina colada mix (just an ounce)
- 1 part lemon tea
- 1 part mango aloe
- 1 part cold water
- Supplement serving
- Splash of pomegranate juice
- Serve over ice
- 1 part freshly brewed raspberry tea
- 1 part Watermelon-flavored water
- Lemon-lime drink flavoring
- Splash of cranberry
- 1 serving of supplement
- 1 part raspberry tea
- Mango aloe
- 1 part orange juice (the fresher, the better)
- ½ ounce pineapple syrup
- ½ ounce cherry syrup
Out in the Wild
- 1 part green tea base
- Tropical-flavoring syrup (one serving)
- Coconut water (or cranberry-infused water)
- Blue drink mix (sugar-free when possible)
To make these recipes, alter the ingredient amounts (or even the ingredients you use) to create a flavor that’s as strong or sweet as you like. Adding more tea base will water it down. For drink mixes, be sure to follow the directions for use on the packaging.
Want to Make Your Own Loaded Tea?
It’s easy enough to do. Start with a tea base, in most cases. Any type of caffeine-based tea can work well. Add in your supplement selection. Then, choose flavorings.
- Most often, mango aloe or coconut water should be included to give it body.
- Use sugar-free syrups often found in the beverage section of your local grocer or online. Any flavors you like should work well.
- Use fruit juices as an additive to give it a bit of a zing. Cranberry, pineapple, orange, and even lemon added right at the end offers the extra flavor.
Most loaded teas are served over ice. If you want to warm them, you can do so, but make sure to use enough water to keep them from becoming too thick (the mango aloe and coconut water can cause them to thicken when heating).
Be sure to consult with a pharmacist or practitioner at a local supplement location for guidance on the right powdered supplements available for your goals. Even better – many of these products already have flavors to them.
That gives you another way to alter the flavor and create something that’s truly unique to you!