Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Make your own sports drinks

We all need to keep hydrated but store bought sports drinks like Gatorade are full of sugar and other things that are less than desirable.
I found this recipe in a magazine to make your own sports drinks this summer, and every other summer for that matter.

Mix one part fruit juice and one part water and add a pinch of salt

Yeah that's it.

After seeing this "recipe" (The quotes are because I would call this less of a recipe and more of a method) I decided to google "Make your own sports drink" and found many other recipes. Some called for tea while others called for juice. Some called for the water while others didn't. I even found one that added baking soda. The thing in common with all of them though was the pinch of salt. 
I think that you could make this with any yummy juice or tea you like, water it down to reduce the sugar content if you like but basically just add a pinch of salt to whatever you are drinking.

Have fun and stay safe this summer!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting! I make my own iced tea. I use 2 2 liter pickle jars (Valasic, they have them at Walmart right now). Fill with cold water and put about 6 to 8 tea bags in each jar and leave it outside in the sun all day. Remove tea bags (put in your compost!) Add about a half a cup of sugar to each jar and a half a can of frozen lemonade. Stir, chill and enjoy!