Fresh and Natural Home-Made Sports Drink

This is a guest post by our partners at Poppy Innovations

home made energy drinkHydration is an essential part of exercising. And when you really exert yourself, a sports drink is in order right?  Right!

Replacing electrolytes is important and that’s what a sports drink provides. But would it surprise you to learn that many sports drinks contain half the amount of sugar you should have per day?  Read the label and it’s likely to include high fructose corn syrup, brominated vegetable oil and artificial colours. With obesity on the rise, especially in children, it’s important to make healthier beverage choices.

That doesn’t mean you should only drink plain water for the rest of your life. In fact, you can make your own natural sports drink at home using healthy – and easy to pronounce – ingredients! Here is a simple and delicious recipe for a home-made sports drink that will provide all the positive benefits of a store bought one, without the unhealthy ingredients.

Natural Sports Drink Ingredients

2 cups coconut water from Blush Lane Organic Market

1/4 cup fresh orange or other citrus juice from Blush Lane Organic Market

pinch of salt

1 tbsp honey from Beeland

Add all ingredients to your water bottle, shake, and let chill in the refrigerator. Shake before drinking.

Experiment with other flavourings of juice and herbs.

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Article submitted by Poppy Innovations – offering cooking classes for all ages at the Calgary farmers Market!