It has been some time since we first saw advertisements for Lotus Energy drinks at our local coffee stands. Recently, I have been curious about the exact ingredients that make up this delightful beverage.
Lotus Energy concentrates are crafted from a combination of coffee fruit (cascara), green coffee beans, super fruits, lotus flower extract, and select botanicals. These ingredients are rich in antioxidants and vary depending on the flavor of the lotus.
There is much to learn about this fantastic alternative to traditional coffee. From its caffeine content to the total carbohydrates, let us share what we know about this delicious drink.
A Comprehensive Look at the Ingredients
Above, we mentioned all the primary components found in Lotus Energy concentrates. Now, let’s delve into each one and explore their properties.
Lotus Energy drinks derive their caffeine properties from the cherry-like coffee fruit called cascara, similarly to traditional coffee. The difference lies in the extraction process used by Lotus Energy, which incorporates both the seed and its outer layers.
The name “Lotus Energy” is derived from one of its notable ingredients, the lotus flower. This flower is renowned for its antioxidants and revitalizing properties, such as promoting increased consciousness. Hence, it serves as a fantastic addition to this plant-based beverage.
Another ingredient worth mentioning is the Schisandra Berry, commonly found in formulas used to reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
Similarly, the Rhodiola Rosea Extract, an herb found in Europe and certain regions in Asia, acts as a stress-relieving element. It is frequently used in anti-fatigue treatments, making it an excellent addition to Lotus Energy drinks.
From an outsider’s perspective, it is evident that Lotus Energy prioritizes ingredients with high antioxidant content, which aligns with its plant-based nature.
Does Lotus Energy Contain Caffeine?
In general, Lotus Energy drinks contain 80mg of caffeine per 1oz of concentrate, consistent across all Lotus Energy concentrates with caffeine. Some products in their lineup do not contain caffeine.
All our Lotus Energy recipes on our website use 1.5 ounces of concentrate in a 16oz serving. Therefore, if you follow our recipes, you can expect approximately 120mg of caffeine in your drink.
For those seeking a stronger caffeine boost, Lotus Power Up is an option worth trying. With 80mg of caffeine and only 1 calorie per oz of concentrate, it is similar to adding extra shots of espresso to a regular coffee drink.
Some Lotus products are caffeine-free. Here is a list of Lotus Energy concentrates without caffeine:
- Fruit Fusion
- Super Cream
- Old Fashioned Lemonade
Are Lotus Energy Drinks Gluten-Free?
The syrup concentrates used in Lotus Energy drinks are gluten-free. By using lotus concentrate bases and syrups, you can create a gluten-free lotus energy drink.
Is Lotus Energy Keto-Friendly?
Some Lotus Energy Concentrates are suitable for the Keto diet. While regular lotus concentrates contain pure cane sugar and are not Keto-friendly, the Skinny Lotus concentrates are a great option. They contain no sugar and are suitable for the Keto diet.
To create a delicious Keto-friendly lotus drink, use the Skinny concentrates and add some sugar-free syrups to enjoy a delightful Keto energy drink.
Are Lotus Energy Drinks Sugar-Free?
Some Lotus Energy drinks are sugar-free. To make a sugar-free lotus energy drink, use the Skinny Lotus concentrates and sugar-free syrups. However, the regular lotus energy concentrates contain pure cane sugar and are not sugar-free.
For a delicious sugar-free lotus energy drink, try the delightful Lemon Peach Lotus recipe.
Are Lotus Energy Drinks Vegan?
Lotus Energy drink concentrates are vegan, with the exception of the Lotus Super Cream, which contains dairy. The Lotus Oat Cream, made from oat milk powder, is suitable for vegans.
To make a delicious vegan lotus drink, use your preferred lotus base and add syrups and club soda. For creamer, use coconut milk or the Lotus Oat cream. Coconut milk adds a delightful and creamy texture to the drink when shaken well.
How Many Carbs are in Lotus Energy Drinks?
The number of carbs in lotus energy concentrates ranges from 0 to 21 grams per 6 ounces serving of finished beverage, depending on the type of concentrate.
The table above displays the carb count in caffeinated concentrates. Please note that this does not include any additional carbs from flavored syrups.
Standard Energy concentrates found in most coffee stands contain the highest amount of carbohydrates per serving. In terms of flavored options, the Skinny line of concentrates offers the least amount of carbs, making it an excellent choice for those mindful of their carb intake.
If you notice that the power-up concentrate provides zero carbs, remember that it is tasteless and primarily meant to increase the caffeine content of your beverage.
The Lotus Super Cream contains an additional 18 grams of carbs per serving. If you are watching your carb intake, consider using coconut milk as a low-carb creamer option. Plus, coconut milk blends well in lotus drinks.
Delicious Lotus Drinks to Try:
Raspberry Blush Lotus
Peach Passion Lotus
Pink Cotton Candy Lotus
Lotus drinks are delicious and provide a great caffeine boost throughout the day. They are easy to prepare, and the flavor combinations are endless. Our personal favorite is the White Lotus because it allows for creativity in crafting new drinks.
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