DIY sports drinks

I definitely like making things that I can just as easily buy.  Like most things you end up INITIALLY paying way more to make it than to just buy it.  That’s not the point… not sure I have a point.  It is the fun of going WOW I made that in only two hours and it is exactly the same as the thing I could have bought in two minutes and had delivered to my door in an hour!  Any way your chiropractor in the Woodbridge, Dale City VA area has some recipes for homemade sports drinks!


Maple Sports Drink

This easy-to-make, maple syrup-flavored recipe is delicious and settles well because it is not acidic, says recipe developer and author Nancy Clark, RD. “When you are working out for more than an hour, enjoy this all-natural sports beverage to energize your workouts,” she says. (If you dig natural syrups, try this molasses recovery shake, too.)


3 3/4 cups cold water

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a 1-quart bottle.
  2. Shake well and enjoy!


Yield: 1 quart.

Note: Maple syrup is also a tasty alternative to energy gels. Put some in a small flask and take nips during extended exercise.




When the Golden State Warriors decided to ban commercial sports drinks and started making their own with Himalayan sea salt, Chef John of FoodWishes in San Francisco was inspired to try his own—with less sugar. “You can tweak this recipe to create your perfect formula,” he says. (This is how much sodium you really need each day.)


8 cups fresh cold water

3 tablespoons honey, or other sweetener to taste

1/2 teaspoon fine *Himalayan pink salt (mine was coarsely ground, so I used a rounded 1/2 teaspoon), or sea salt (or any pure salt)

3/4 teaspoon calcium magnesium powder (I used NOW Foods Cal-Mag Citrate)

pinch cayenne

3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

2 lemons, juiced

2 limes, juiced

  1. Pour 1 cup of water into a large pot.
  2. Add honey, salt, calcium-magnesium powder, and cayenne.
  3. Place pot over low heat and whisk until ingredients have dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to return to room temperature.
  5. Add juices to room temperature mixture in pot.
  6. Pour in remaining 7 cups water and whisk until well blended.


Makes about 9 cups.



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