Thursday, September 13, 2012

Homemade Gatorade

I'm packing my bags and getting ready to race in Napa Ragnar tomorrow! It's a 12 person relay, each of us will be running 3 legs of the race for 24 hours from San Francisco to Calistoga...for a total of 200 miles. So needless to say, I need to be well hydrated!!

I have been experimenting a little with homemade electrolyte drinks, and this version is my favorite by far. I used it for a sprint triathlon I did last month, and it worked great. I was well hydrated. 

Oranges and other citrus fruits are a good source of electrolytes. Two things that you need to replenish when you work out enough to break a sweat...electrolytes and salt.

The taste is great and I love how simple the ingredients are. Literally, oranges, salt, honey and water. That's it! Plus, SO much cheaper than Gatorade.  Hope you are inspired to try out some homemade versions of electrolyte drinks!!


**Got this recipe from The Chicago Tribune

Electrolyte Drink Recipe
 Makes: 4 cups Prep: 5 minutes minutes  Cooking Time: 0 minutes

1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1-2 TB honey
1/4 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups water

1. Place first three ingredients in a container with a closeable lid. Shake vigorously until the honey has bee dispersed. 
2. Add water, and shake again until all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Refrigerate.

Who likes to change it up?

~Try other citrus fruits like lemons, limes,etc. In my opinion, orange juice was the tastiest! :)



kelly said...

Great Post!

I'm always on the lookout for drink recipes.

- kelly

Meal Planning Made Simple said...

Glad you liked it! Thanks!


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