Homemade Sports Drink Recipe
While experts agree that water is the best choice before, during, and after physical activity, there are times when you might benefit from a sports drink. [1, 2] (See our partner blog for when that might be.) For those times, you can save a considerable amount of money by making your own homemade version. You may even feel better about what you and your family members are drinking!
Makes 4 servings
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup hot water
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 3 ½ cups cold water
- In the bottom of the pitcher, dissolve the sugar, salt, and hot water.
- Add the remaining juices and add water.
- Chill in the refrigerator before your next sporting event or physical activity!
 Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics
 Harvard School of Public Health
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