Proper hydration and electrolyte replenishment is super important for athletes to perform and recover. Our body is made up of around 60% water, so you can see why hydration balance is so incredibly important.
[Tweet “As little as 1-2% reduction in bodyweight from water loss can lead to impaired performance. “] It’s crucial to drink-up if you want to feel your best and benefit from training!
This homemade electrolyte sports drink recipe has the necessary amount of diluted carbohydrates, simple sugars and sodium needed to replenish the fluids lost during intense training sessions. Store bought sports drinks have a lot of artificial colors and additives that you can avoid if you make your own. This natural Homemade Electrolyte Sports drink is really tasty and easy to make, using just a few ingredients that you probably already have in the house.
Homemade Electrolyte Sports Drink
5 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups orange juice (real pressed juice, not from concentrate)
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
Add all ingredients into a blender, blend on low until just mixed
Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Profile: Serves 3. 127 calories/ .5g protein/ 32g carbs/ 0g fat