I love this homemade sports-drink recipe. It’s not something I make often because I rarely workout for more than an hour a day so water is sufficient to keep me hydrated. But this weekend is unique. I’ll be participating in a 25-hour intensive fitness certification program. (More to come on that soon! I’m so excited to share!) Chances are my body will benefit from the boost of this all-natural sports drink I can make for a fraction of the cost of a processed drink like Gatorade.
The recipe uses pure Canadian maple syrup and was approved by sports nutritionist, Barbara Lewin, RD, LD.
If you’re heading out for a long run or an intense workout that will last for more than an hour this drink is easy to make and will help ward off dehydration while replacing necessary electrolytes. The best part, there are no artificial colors, flavors, additives or preservatives and it’s REALLY good!
What do you think? Will you try this homemade sports-drink recipe or are you loyal to a store bought brand?
- 3-1/2 cups cold water
- ¼ cup orange juice (I used fresh squeezed)
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Yield: 1 quart
- Per 8 oz Portion: 60 calories, 15 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g fat, 0 g fiber, 75 mg sodium, 115 mg potassium
*Recipe courtesy of Pure Canada Maple Syrup