Hello all! Back from my race and need some need for hydration. While I do always drink powerade while racing, I try to avoid it any other time because it is very processed. articial dyes, added sugars and other things my body does not need! so after consulting pinterest, I was able to adapt a few recipes to make my own homemade sports drink that I love!
A few days before the race(or training run!), I make a batch and have a big glass a day. Then I drink it right before and after my long runs.
Making time: 5 minutes
3 cups filtered water
1 cup orange juice
juice from a 1/4-1/2 lemon or lime
sea salt (a do 3 pinches but I saw it should measure out to about 1/4 tsp)
maple syrup/honey/molasses/sugar to taste-i usually do a spoonful of powdered organic cane sugar
1. pour all ingredients into a blender
2. mix ingredients for 1-2 minutes (make sure to hold the lid!)
3. pour into a container and it's ready to serve!
4.sometimes if it seems a bit too strong, I add some more water to it. Whatever works for you
Easy and all natural and will help with electrolyte balance after long runs