Homemade Gatorade Drink With Electrolytes
Today I will show you how to make your own hydration drink with ingredients you just might have in your kitchen. Everything homemade is always better for you! I love this recipe for a Gatorade Drink with electrolytes to hydrate and replenish…and NO processed ingredients or artificial sweeteners!SO WHAT ARE ELECTROLYTES YOU ASK??Electrolytes are essential minerals (salt, potassium, bicarbonate, etc) that conduct electrical charges when dissolved into water.They play an very important role in the regulating the nervous system and keeping you hydrated. If you have nausea, headaches, fatigue, low blood pressure and muscle cramping these are signs of electrolyte depletion. Every time you exercise or are sick you should replace your electrolytes with this drink. Just grab your blender and whip up this drink and serve it over ice.IS THIS HOMEMADE ELECTROLYTE FOR KIDS? This healthy drink has orange, lemon, honey, and sea salt. All these ingredients are very healthy and will help boost the energy of your children if they are getting sick. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE IT TO BABIES BEFORE THEY ARE A YEAR OLD BECAUSE IT HAS HONEY IN IT!INGREDIENTS….100% Real Fruit JuiceCoconut Water….. is often referred to as “Nature’s Gatorade”. On it’s own, it has more potassium than sports drinks (13 x the amount!) and contains more natural sources of sodium.Real SaltHoneyLemon or Lime Juice….just add a few teaspoons of fresh lime or lemon juice. WaterSimply put all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend well.Did you know that Gatorade was originally created in 1965 as a means to combat heat exhaustion for the University of Florida football team (the Gators). Between the excessive heat, humidity and strenuous exercise, the Gators were depleted. This translated to excessive weight loss, sluggish performance and sometimes even fainting.The fix? Basically, a team of researchers worked together to create what was essentially lab-made sweat that footballers would drink for electrolyte replacement.SUBSTITUTIONS TIPS…Maybe you are short on some ingredients make the following substitutions.Coconut water…. Use filtered water in place of coconut waterLemons or Limes…. For the best Lemon Lime flavor, try using the juice of 1/2 lemon, and 1 whole lime. If you do not have Honey you can use maple syrup. Store in fridge for up to a week. Let's make this Delicious Recipe for a Sports Drink! You must give it a try!
- 3 cups 100% pure coconut water
- 1 cup 100% fruit juice
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 4 cups water
- 2-3 tsp fresh lemon or lime juice (optional)
- In a 2-quart pitcher, combine the coconut water and fruit juice. Stir in the honey and sea salt until completely dissolved.
- Stir in the water and add the lemon or lime juice, to taste, if desired. Serve chilled.