Make Your Own "Healthy" Homemade Gatorade

"Healthy" Homemade Sports Drink Recipes

According to author and nutritionist, "sports drinks should not even be called “sports drinks” anymore. They are really just sugary drinks that have the bonus of added electrolytes."

She recently wrote for Women's Running Magazine an article that explained how you can make your own homemade sports drink without the sugar and sweeteners you find in today's drinks.

She explained in her article, the homemade Gatorade recipe was inspired by the book Born to Runwritten by Christopher McDougall. It is a great book about how the Aztecs fueled on chia seeds mixed with water all day long as they logged hundreds of miles a week. Chia seeds are a superfood loaded with protein, calcium, iron and fiber. They are also packed with healthy fats so you can get your daily dose of Omega-3 without eating fish everyday. 

She then came across EnduroPacks concentrated electrolyte spray that has 13 minerals including sodium and potassium. It is perfect to help you avoid cramping and replace lost sodium when working out. It doesn’t contain any added sugars or funky additives; it’s everything you want from Gatorade without the added sugar!

Recipes for Healthy, Homemade Sports Drinks

In her article, DIY Gatorade, Lottie explains how she makes her healthy sports drinks at home. She offers two recipes anyone can use to make great-tasting, yet healthy sports drinks with the necessary electrolytes. Read these recipes and more healthy recipes on her website