5 awesome recipes for healthy DIY sports drinks

How to Make Your Own Sports Drink
How to Make Your Own Sports Drink

Are you a workout guru who loves a nice, refreshing sports drink after a hard day at the gym? Or maybe you just love to replenish with a sports drink after a relaxing walk around the block? Either way, for many people around the world, sports drinks are a big part of their life. From powerade to gaterade, these drink choices are virtually endless and not only do we like what they do for our energy -- but in some cases we love the taste, as well.

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But if you've started to read a little more into these sports drinks you intake on a daily basis, you've probably learned that many of them aren't all that good for you. From artificial coloring to a ridiculous amount of sugar added -- how much are you really gaining from drinking these liquid goodies? Well, not to worry -- we're here to help you still replenish electrolytes while staying as healthy as possible at the same time. Wondering how? The answer's simple really -- we're going to help you make your own sports drink!

Believe it or not, DIY sports drinks are all the rage in the workout community and they're just as awesome as they sound. So, without further or due, here are 5 DIY sports drink recipes we think you're really going to love!

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1) Cucumber Lime Electrolyte Refresher

  • You'll need half a cucumber, 2 peeled limes and one and half cups of coconut water

  • Add the juice with the coconut water

  • Serve cold or over ice

2) Homemade Gatorade Recipe

  • You'll need 3 cups of water, 1 cup of orange juice, half a cup of lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of honey and half a cup of salt

  • Place ingredients in blender and mix, mix, mix!

3) Watermelon Electrolyte Booster

  • You'll need 1 quarter of deseeded watermelon, 2 large glasses of coconut water and a pinch of Himalayan salt

  • Blend ingredients and enjoy

4) Herbal Cooler

  • You'll need 4 cups of herbal tea, 2-4 teaspoons of raw honey and 1/4 tablespoon of sea salt

  • Mix all ingredients and store in fridge

  • Drink chilled or over ice

5) DIY Electrolyte Sports Drink

  • 1/2 liter of ginger water, 1 liter of water, the juice of 3 small lemons, 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt and stevia to taste

  • Cut ginger into large coins and place into a large pot then add water

  • Bring water to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes

  • Turn off heat and let steep until cool

  • Add liquid stevia to taste and store in airtight container in the fridge

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