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5 Homemade Sport Drink Recipes

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Sport drinks are a combination of fluid, carbs and electrolytes. These homemade versions utilize fluid and electrolytes (potassium) from coconut water, as well as carbs from fruit juice and/or honey or maple syrup and a dash of sodium from salt.

All of these recipes are available in the downloadable PDF one-sheet in the link below.

Feel free to sub in any sort of juice you like to change up the flavor.

1. Orange

In a mason jar or sealable container, mix together 1 cup (8 ounces) coconut water, 1/2 cup (4 ounces) 100% orange juice, 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate until you’re ready to drink.

2. Lemon

In a mason jar or sealable container, mix together 12 ounces coconut water, 2 tablespoons juice, 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate until you’re ready to drink.

3. Strawberry

In a mason jar or sealable container, mix together 12 ounces coconut water, 3-4 sliced or frozen strawberries, 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate until you’re ready to drink.

4. Cherry

In a mason jar or sealable container, mix together 1 cup (8 ounces) coconut water, 1/4 cup (2 ounces) tart cherry juice, 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate until you’re ready to drink.

5. Grape

In a mason jar or sealable container, mix together 1 cup (8 ounces) coconut water, 1/2 cup (4 ounces) 100% grape juice, 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate until you’re ready to drink.

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I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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