Natural Sports Drink Recipes & Info

The bottom line is that everyone is right: personal trainers, YouTubers, gym junkies, nutritionists and the rest. If you ask any of these people say, for a sports drink recipe, they are right. No? They have proof, they have evidence, they have testimonies and experience.

Everyone is right in their own regard, the question is in finding what is right for you.

The trick lies in being very specific with what you ask for. What kind of sports drink are you looking for exactly? Do you care if this drink uses artificial colourings? Is your main goal a performance based one, or a health driven one? Do you care about synthetic ingredients or would you prefer natural ones? Because I can almost guarantee that any of the people I listed above will give you an “amazing” sports drink recipe, and will have information/proof to back it up: large muscles, happy clients, high energy, great athletic performance and the likes. If your goal is strictly performance based, you might not mind taking a supercharged, sugar and caffeine loaded, artificial power drink that wears out your adrenal glands. But if your goal is optimal health and well-being, you may prefer a more natural approach. Again, it is your goals, wants and desires, that will decide the exact type of sports drink, nutrition plan, lap time, life, relationship etc you’re looking for.

You are reading my blog so it’s clear you care about your body. You understand the benefits of switching to a more natural path. You are searching out the healthiest, most effective disease preventing, great tasting foods you possibly can. Right? Well I hope so, because that’s all I got for ya 🙂

On with the recipes…

Simple Pineapple

  • Equal parts Pineapple juice, Coconut Water and Water
  • Few dashes Pink Himalayan Mountain Salt

*Pineapple has a great ability to get its sugars into the blood stream rapidly, providing simple carbohydrates that help fuel your workout. Great for boot camp type classes.

Watermelon Coconut Charge

  • 1 Cup Watermelon, Diced
  • 1 Cup Coconut Water
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Few dashes Pink Himalayan Mountain Salt

*Blend this recipe.

* What is coconut oil doing in a sports drink, you ask? Coconut oil is unique. This oil is sent to the liver where to be broken down and used for energy, among other things. Having an oil present will also assist in metabolizing and utilizing the fat-soluble vitamins present.

Homemade Orange Gatorade

  • Equal Parts Coconut Water & Water – 1 Cup
  • Organic Lemon – Juice From 1/2 a Lemon
  • Organic Orange – Juice From 6 Organic Oranges

*Coconut water, many people say, provides unparalleled hydration. Offering more potassium than bananas and 5 essential electrolytes which support rapid hydration, coconut water delivers and comes highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                                            

This last piece I wanted to share comes from the author, Wellness Mama. I grabbed it straight from a website (which i can no longer remember). But you can sure check out more of Wellness Mama’s recipes/info by simply looking her up, I’m sure she has much more to offer.

Check out this “sports drink template”.

Homemade sports drink recipe without artificial flavours or ingredients.
Author: Wellness Mama
Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 quart of liquid (options: green tea, herbal teas, coconut water, plain water, etc)
  • ⅛-1/4 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt (regular table salt will work, but it doesn’t have all the trace minerals)
  • ¼ to ½ tsp crushed Calcium magnesium tablets or powder (optional)
  • ¼ cup or more of juice (optional. Can use grape, apple, lemon, lime, pineapple, etc)
  • 1-2 TBSP sweetener (optional)- can use honey, stevia, etc. I suggest brewing stevia leaf into the base liquid for the most natural option.
Instructions
  1. Brew tea, if using, or slightly warm base liquid
  2. Add sea salt and calcium magnesium (if using)
  3. Add juice and mix or shake well
  4. Cool and store in fridge until ready to use
Notes
[As an example, my normal recipe includes 1 quart of tea (brewed with Red Raspberry Leaf, Alfalfa, Nettle and Stevia), ¼ tsp sea salt, ¼ tsp calcium magnesium powder (about 1,000 mg), and ¼ cup grape or apple juice]
                                                                                                                                                      
Definitely a well structured, easy to follow template which gives you a lot of control and diversity 🙂
Thanks for reading. Please share if you find this information positive, inspiring or useful. Over and out.
Andrew West/Life Blogger/Travel Writer/information Spreader
*It’s not the bad, it’s the lack of good.
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