How to Make Your Own Inexpensive Sports Drink

I'd be remiss, after all of my diet and athletic training essays, if I didn't share this easy and inexpensive sports drink recipe from my Eat to Win guru, Robert Haas.

This recipe has served us very well over the years, even after the most grueling hot-weather workouts.

Modified slightly from Robert Haas' Eat To Win.

8 ounces orange juice
8 ounces cold water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Stir well and drink.

Compared to Gatorade or Powerade at $2.00 to $2.50 for a 32-ounce bottle, this recipe is just as healthy at a fraction of the cost. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

So does it have to be orange juice?

Daniel said...

Hi Sean:

Yes, you could definitely make this with other juices. Grapefruit juice or other citrus juices come to mind as great potential substitutes. I would avoid using any sweetened juice (like lemonade) however. No need to ingest extra HFCS unnecessarily.