Nutrition

5 Natural Alternates To Shop-Bought Energy Drinks

By December 5, 2019 December 20th, 2019 No Comments

Hydration is an essential part of any healthy diet. Athletes, especially, must take extra care in hydrating themselves to maintain their blood glucose levels. Proper hydration needs a regular intake of electrolytes or water, or sports drink even while training.

When someone talks about healthy sports drinks, then the sugary, colorful, shop-bought beverages are what we think of first. Though they hydrate and replace electrolytes, they may not be the best choice in the long run. Get creative and make your own energy drinks with natural ingredients and cut down on the preservatives. 

Here are 5 healthy recipes to replace those shop-bought beverages with more natural ones: 

1. Cucumber Lime Refresher 

½ cucumber

2 limes, peeled

1½ cups of coconut water

Salt (optional)

Take the juice of cucumber and lime and add it to the coconut water. Stir it and store it in the fridge. 

2. DIY Gatorade Recipe 

3 cups of water

1 cup of orange juice

1/2 cup lemon juice

3 Tbsp honey

1/2 tsp salt

Mix all the ingredients together. Chill, and enjoy with a sprig of mint.

3. Pink Electrolyte 

1 quarter of a watermelon, de-seeded

2 glasses of coconut water

A pinch of Himalayan sea salt

Blend all the ingredients together and store them in the fridge. Sip as you run.

4. Herbal Citrus Cooler

4 cups citrus-flavored herbal tea

3 tbsp honey or maple syrup

1/4 tsp sea salt

A few drops of Trace Mineral Drops (optional)

Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in the fridge. Drink chilled or over ice.

5. Homemade Electrol

1/2 liter of ginger fizz

1 liter of water

Juice of 3 medium-sized lemons

1/2 tsp sea salt 

Stevia as per your taste

Bonus: Ginger Tea

1 ginger root

1 liter of water

 organic honey

A slice of lime

Slice ginger into large coins and add them into a large container with water. Bring it to boil, and let it simmer for a few minutes. Turn off heat and drink with honey and a squeeze of lime.

Be your own chemist and modify the homemade sports drink as per your nutritional profile. You can also experiment with new flavors and ingredients of your choice and make a new recipe. But watch out never try anything new on your race day, this might have effects on.

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