Dietitian Becky's Orange Flavored Sports Drink

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Dietitian Becky's Orange Flavored Sports Drink

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 55.2
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 145.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Introduction

This homemade alternative to store bought drinks is intended to replace electrolytes and carbohydrates during/after endurance workouts or exercise in hot, humid weather. This homemade alternative to store bought drinks is intended to replace electrolytes and carbohydrates during/after endurance workouts or exercise in hot, humid weather.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup orange juice
    3 cups cold water
    1/2 cup hot water

Directions

Place the sugar and salt in a pitcher. Add the hot water and stir to dissolve. Add the juice and cold water. Stir to blend.

Serving Size: Makes four 1-cup (8 oz) servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user COACH_NICOLE.

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    How much honey to substitute for the sugar? Or Stevia? Sugar just cranks me up too much... Also natural apple cider vinegar has potassiums and other goodies... I've made a similar mixture using a tablespoon of NACV with my diluted fruit juices. Also have used a bag or two of mint tea for flavor. - 12/18/11

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is my go-to recipe!! I have always gotten bloody noses in the heat, which my son inherited, and my husband always got heat headaches, which our daughter inherited. We now have a serving of this in the summer, or 2 servings if we were doing more activity, and we haven't been getting either. - 7/11/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Instead of adding sugar, why not use enough OJ to bring the sugar content to an equivalent level? Seems that would be much more of a healthy drink, and you would get some potassium out of it, that you will not get with the sugar. Just sayin...roughly 50:50 OJ:Water. The eat a salty cracker. - 4/13/16

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have some weird food allergies, and can only eat a few fruits - do you think I could add apple, blueberry, pear or grapefruit juice instead of the orange juice and still have the same great benefits?
    - 5/17/12

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Good choice or raw honey at 1/3cup instead of the sugar. Nutrients in raw local honey are beneficial, too. - 5/17/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love it - exactly what I need after a run and so much cheaper than buying the chemical laden stuff! - 7/12/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Coach Nicole, THANK YOU! This is awesome and so much cheaper!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU Dietitian Becky!! - 7/11/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very cool thanks
    - 8/24/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks! - 8/22/12

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    - 3/6/15

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Haha - homemade Kool-Aid. - 1/28/13

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