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Lotus Energy Drink Caffeine And Ingredients (Explained)

Lotus energy drink comes in syrup form
Lotus energy drink comes in syrup form

Lotus energy drink is slightly different from these normal energy drinks like Red Bull. It’s made with Lotus Energy Concentrate, which comes in a syrup-like bottle of 64 oz.

You’re supposed to mix 1 oz or 0.5 oz of the Lotus syrup with water or other liquids to create your own Lotus energy drink. This makes it similar to a DIY drink!

If we talk about the caffeine content, 1 oz of the Lotus Energy Concentrate contains 80 mg of caffeine. Interestingly, its caffeine doesn’t come from a coffee bean, instead, it comes from a tasteless green coffee extract.

Furthermore, Lotus energy concentrate comes in several different formulations that include different varieties of colors, and flavors, as well as different nutritional profiles.

Let’s get into it and explore this unique energy drink.

Ingredients In Lotus Drink

First things first, you should know the ingredients of this drink. All these listed ingredients make the formula of Lotus drink:

  • Filtered water
  • Glucose
  • Citric Acid
  • Natural caffeine from (Green Coffee Beans)
  • Organic Cascara
  • Organic Green Tea
  • Organic Lotus flower extract
  • Beta-alanine
  • Vitamin B12
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Sucralose
  • Acesulfame Potassium (Ace K)

The fact that makes Lotus Drink different from other regular energy drinks is that every formula is made with somewhat different ingredients, so here’s a list of top flavor ingredients to help you understand this maze of ingredients.

Lotus offers different concentrate formulations
Lotus offers different concentrate formulations

Lotus Lemonade Concentrate

  • Pure Cane Sugar
  • Purified Water
  • Citric Acid
  • Citrus Pulp
  • Lemon Juice Concentrate
  • Natural Lemon Flavor
  • Lotus Flower Extract
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Gum Arabic
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • BHA

Lotus Super Cream

  • Cane Sugar
  • Water
  • Natural & Artificial Flavors
  • Modified Food Starch
  • Whey (Milk)
  • Artificial Color
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Malic Acid
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Sodium

Lotus Power Up

  • Filtered Water
  • Glucose
  • Citric Acid
  • Natural Caffeine (from Green Coffee Beans)
  • Organic Cascara (Coffee Fruit Extract)
  • Organic Lotus Flower Extract
  • Organic Rhodiola Rosea (Root Extract)
  • Beta-Analine
  • Vitamin B12
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Sucralose
  • Acesulfame Potassium (Ace K)

Nutrition Facts Of Lotus Energy Drink

Nutritional facts of Lotus
Nutritional facts of Lotus

Here’s the nutritional table for Lotus drink:

NutrientsAmount per serving (1oz)
Calories1
Total Fat0 g
Sodium115 mg
Total Sugars0 g
Caffeine80 mg
Nutritional table of Lotus energy drink

Lotus drink doesn’t contain any sugar, but it contains an artificial sweetener, known as sucralose.

Flavors Of Lotus Energy Drink

There’re nine different flavors of the Lotus energy concentrate, and the best thing about Lotus is that you can combine any of these flavors with anything you want (liquids only).

  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Cascara
  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Skinny Pink
  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Skinny Blue
  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Red
  • Lotus Power Up
  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Pink
  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Blue
  • Lotus Super Cream
  • Lotus Lemonade Concentrate

Each one of these flavors has a unique taste, while Original Lotus Energy Concentrates and Skinny Lotus Energy Concentrates have a sweet taste, but with a subtle tang. 

Lotus Lemonade tastes like a sour yet sweet lemonade, you can also taste the cane sugar and lemon juice concentrate in it because these are its main ingredients. 

Moreover, Lotus Super Cream has a subtle vanilla flavor and goes well with almost any liquid. However, it’s not recommended to rely exclusively on the taste of Lotus while making Lotus Energy drinks.

To create a drink that combines the energy benefits that Lotus Energy Concentrate offers and a memorable flavor profile, it’s recommended to combine any Lotus Energy Concentrate with flavored syrups and fruit purees.

There’re some popular recipes that you’ll surely enjoy so here’s a list of some of those flavorful recipes:

Mother Of Dragons

  • 3/4 oz Monin Dragon Fruit Syrup
  • 1 pump Pink Lotus Energy Concentrate
  • 8 oz club soda
  • Lemon slice and/or mint

Purple Rain

  • 1 oz Monin Desert Pear Syrup
  • 1 oz Blue Lotus Energy Concentrate
  • 8 oz club soda
  • Lemon slice and/or blackberries

Nuts And Jolts

  • 3/4 oz Monin Pistachio Syrup
  • 1 pump Lotus Lemonade Concentrate
  • 6 oz club soda
  • Lemon slice and/or mint

How Much Caffeine Does Lotus Contain?

Lotus has a similar amount of caffeine as any other energy drink
Lotus has a similar amount of caffeine as any other energy drink

1 oz of any Lotus Energy Concentrate contains 80 mg of caffeine which is the same amount of caffeine that most canned energy drinks contain like Red Bull.

However, the content of caffeine in Lotus drinks depends on how much Lotus Energy Concentrate you’re using to make yourself a Lotus Drink. 

For your information, the caffeine in Lotus Energy Concentrate comes from green coffee beans. I’m sure you’re wondering what makes green coffee green beans different from black coffee beans, well, let me enlighten you.

Green coffee beans contain much more antioxidants, therefore they offer great health benefits.

In research, two groups containing 64 obese women were exposed to different doses of green coffee bean extract. In the results, it was found that green coffee beans had a great effect on their weight.

Well, whether it’s green or black coffee beans, you shouldn’t overconsume, because if you do, you may face life-threatening health conditions.

Thus, it’s recommended by the FDA to have only 400 mg or less content of caffeine daily to avoid serious health problems.

Is Lotus Energy Drink Sugar-free?

Lotus concentrates have zero sugar
Lotus concentrates have zero sugar

All the Lotus Energy Concentrates are sugar-free, but as for the Lotus drink, it depends on how you prefer to make it. If you’re mixing it with a liquid that contains sugar then your Lotus Drink won’t be sugar-free.

As Lotus doesn’t contain any sugar, it’s suitable for healthy adults as well as diabetics. Lotus is a great drink as compared to other energy drinks because if you look at the sugar content of regular Red Bull, it has 27 g of sugar which is more sugar than what AHA recommends.

The AHA suggests, that men have only 36 g of sugar daily and 24 g for women. These quantities are neither too much nor too less because we all know too much sugar can cause:

  • Acne
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes

Sugar Substitutes In Lotus Drink

Lotus is sugar-free, but it contains sugar substitutes known as sucralose.

Sucralose is mostly added to get rid of that bitter taste that many ingredients of energy drinks may have. This artificial sweetener hasn’t been found to cause any health complications and it is FDA-approved and calorie-free. 

One of the primary reasons to use artificial sweeteners instead of regular sugar is to avoid increasing the number of calories and keep the drink safe for your health.

How Many Calories Are In Lotus Energy Drink?

As there’re eight different formulas of Lotus Energy Concentrates, there’re also different numbers of calories in every concentrate.

  • Original Lotus Energy Concentrate which includes Red, Pink, and Blue each contains 80 calories per 1 oz serving.   
  • Skinny Lotus Energy Concentrate which includes Skinny Blue and Skinny Pink each contains 5 calories per 1oz serving.  
  • Lotus Power Up contains 1 calorie per 1 oz serving. 
  • Lotus Lemonade Concentrate contains 80 calories per 1 oz serving. 
  • Lotus Super Cream contains 75 calories per 1 oz serving.

Is Lotus Vegan?

Well, not all Lotus energy concentrates are vegan.

Vegan:

  • The Original (Red, Blue, and Pink) Lotus Energy Concentrates.
  • Skinny (Skinny Pink and Skinny Blue) Lotus Energy Concentrates.
  • Lotus Power Up.
  • Lotus Lemonade Concentrate.

Non-Vegan:

  • Lotus Super Cream

Of course, whether Lotus drink is vegan or non-vegan also depends on how you prefer to make it.

Is Lotus Energy Drink Healthy?

Well, Lotus is a unique drink, and I would say that it’s much healthier as compared to other energy drinks like Monster or Rockstar.

Some things that make Lotus healthy in my opinion are:

  • It doesn’t have carbs.
  • It’s sugar-free.
  • It contains a fair amount of caffeine and calorie.
  • Lastly, it’s vegan, however, Lotus Super Cream doesn’t fall under the category of vegan because it contains whey milk.

As long as you’re consuming an adequate amount of Lotus, it’ll be healthy for you.

Here’s a video that talks about how Lotus Energy drink is different.

A brief introduction to Lotus Energy Drinks

Alternatives To Lotus Energy Drink

Lotus may not come in handy when you’re in hurry and need that energy because Lotus Energy Drink has to be created first. However, here’s a list of alternatives that are healthy and contain low caffeine and sugar content.

Conclusion

  • Lotus Drink is made with Lotus Energy Concentrates.
  • 1 oz of Lotus syrup has 80 mg of caffeine.
  • All the Lotus energy concentrates are sugar-free.
  • Every Lotus Energy Concentrate is vegan, except Super Cream.
  • Lotus can be quite healthy for you if made correctly.
  • I don’t recommend mixing more than 2oz of Lotus Syrup, however, don’t add the syrup with liquids that already contain caffeine.
  • There’re nine different formulas of Lotus Energy Concentrate and every one of them contains different ingredients.
  • Moreover, Lotus Concentrates contains a fair amount of calories and contain almost zero amount of carbs.

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