How to Make a Homemade Healthy Sport Drinks

August 24, 2015

There are many ways for people to exercise and to get their heart pumping fast. The one thing that is guarantee with any kind of heavy exercise is that you will be sweating quite a bit after you are done with your workout. When you sweat a lot, you start to lose electrolytes and they are extremely important for your body as they help get rid of fatigue, mental confusion and nausea while you are working out and also afterwards.  They also help with muscle cramps and this is the reason why you can’t allow yourself to let them drop to extremely low levels.

A good sports drink can help you replenish those electrolytes, but we are going to show you how you can make a great sports drink replacement at home that will leave you feeling energized and ready to go. This is the reason why so many personal trainers out there are telling their clients to forget about those sports drink that are sold in stores and to take the time to prepare their own. They are easy to make and it takes a few minutes to get them ready for consumption.

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The most popular sports drinks that are advertised by the best athletes in the world are good for the replenishment of electrolytes, but they do contain fructose corn syrup and artificial colors that are not good for your body. His is the reason why we are here to show you how to make this 100% natural sports drinks and recover with a much better beverage.

The best thing is that you won’t even need a blender to make most of them and you will definitely feel a difference in the amount of energy that you feel when you replace your current sports drink with these natural options.

DIY sports drink

This one is very simple and all you need is 1 liter of water, juice from 2 small lemons, ½ teaspoon of sea salt and stevia. Mix them all and drink it cold.

Watermelon sports drink

I cup of cubed watermelon, 1 cup of coconut water and lime squeeze. You can also add some salt if you want, but this is optional. You are going to love the taste and it will be much better for your health than any commercial sports drink.

Orange sports drink

This is one of the favorites of people who like to have all natural beverages. You need ¾ cups of water, ¾ orange juice and ¼ lemon juice. 2 tablespoons of raw honey will add a bit more taste but this is optional. You will love the taste and it will provide much more than any sports drink ever could.

Homemade Gatorade

This is a great one for those who want to make their sports drink just like the popular commercial one, but without the ingredients that are not good for your body. ½ cup of your favorite juice (orange, lemon, cherry, etc.). 2 tablespoons of honey and ¼ teaspoons of unrefined salt.

Tropical electrolyte sports drink

This one is very tasty ad many have chosen it as their favorite, but it does require more ingredients. You need 2 teaspoons of dried hibiscus flowers. 1 cup of filtered water. 1 teaspoon of organic dried orange peel. 2 Tablespoons of raw honey. 1 orange squeezed, 3 cups with coconut water and ¼ of unrefined sea salt.

Strawberry sports drink

This is a mild tasting sports drink, but it contains a very powerful mix that will be ideal after any kind of workout. 3 cups of hot water, ½ cup of orange juice, 1 squeezes lemon and 2 tablespoons of honey. ¼ of unrefined salt and 1 cup of sliced strawberries. Place it in the refrigerator for the rest of the day and drink it the following day. We recommend this one for very intense workouts as it will replenish all of your energy.

Conclusion

There are any ways to create all-natural sports drinks, but these are the very best that we consider easy to make and very healthy for your body. You can experiment and create new ideas with the ingredients that we mentioned, but make sure to keep the salt at low levels. With that said, we hope you have a lot of fun trying out all of these recipes and we guarantee that they are the healthiest way for you to replenish all of those electrolytes that you have just lost.

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