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Natural Homemade Sports Drink – Gatorade Alternatives

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

The easiest sports drink that is nutritionally amazing (they even used this stuff for plasma infusions during the pacific war) is plain coconut water or coconut water with a TBSP of added lime juice.

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Coconut water has more potassium than sports drinks, and more natural sources of sodium. A lot of athletes swear by it these days.

The only downside to coconut water is the price.

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If you want an inexpensive (and still healthy and tasty) alternative, this versatile recipe is the next best thing…

Homemade Natural Energy and Sports Drink Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 quart of liquid (options: green tea, herbal teas, coconut water, plain water, etc)
  • ⅛-1/4 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt (regular table salt will work, but it doesn’t have all the trace minerals)
  • ¼ to ½ tsp crushed Calcium magnesium tablets or powder (optional)
  • ¼ cup or more of juice (optional. Can use grape, apple, lemon, lime, pineapple, etc)
  • 1-2 TBSP sweetener (optional)- can use honey, stevia, etc. I suggest brewing stevia leaf into the base liquid for the most natural option.

Instructions

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  • Brew tea if using or slightly warm base liquid
  • Add sea salt and calcium magnesium (if using)
  • Add juice and mix or shake well
  • Cool and store in fridge until ready to use

Another easier alternative is the following recipe.

Homemade Rehydration Drink Recipe

  • 1 cup lemon juice (approx 6-8 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Place in a pint mason jar and stir to combine (the lemon juice and baking soda will react, so stir it down), keep concentrate in the fridge.

This can be added to 1 gallon of filtered water, or add 1-2 tablespoons to each 8 ounces (1 cup) of water.

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