Dietitian Becky's Grape Flavored Sports Drink

Dietitian Becky's Grape Flavored Sports Drink

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 66.9
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 146.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.2 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: 8

Ingredients

    1 packet (0.14 ounce) unsweetened grape Kool-Aid mix
    7 cups cold water
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup grape juice

Directions

In a pitcher, mix together all ingredients.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve cool.

Serving Size: Makes eight 1-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user COACH_NICOLE.

TAGS:  Snacks | Drink | Snacks Drink |

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Could I use splenda or stevia in place of sugar? is there any value to using real sugar other than taste? - 8/20/14

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Saw DIY sport drinks like this on the About.com Walking site years ago. Good & MUCH cheaper than purchased. Thanks! - 8/19/14

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was very good. I found it very refreshing after my power walks on hot humid days and it tasted great... very grape-y! - 7/8/14

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Read the related article. This is meant to be a sports drink for athletes who need it (as an alternative to Powerade or Gatorade). http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrit
    ion_articles.asp?id=2002
    - 3/26/16

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We hate sports drinks, but made this for fun. Still hate sports drinks. But try it and see for yourself. - 7/9/20

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  • Good
    Good - 5/5/21

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  • Bad
    My son did not like this... - 4/30/21

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  • Very good - 4/30/21

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  • Refreshing - 4/30/21

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  • better to just drink water unless you have continuously been sweating for hours - 3/25/21

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  • :) - 2/21/21

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  • Interesting! - 2/7/21

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  • Incredible!
    going to make this next time the grape juice is on sale. - 1/21/21

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  • I dont eat sugar - 11/24/20

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  • I will try this one - 10/20/20

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  • Very Good
    I made this drink for my guests and the ones who didn't want tea found it lovely~ - 10/19/20

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  • Nice! - 9/28/20

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  • I bet kids would love this
    - 4/30/20

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  • Good
    Not a grape fan as much as tropical punch, so I subbed - will try orange next time! - 2/3/20

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  • Thanks - 1/19/20

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  • Incredible!
    This is a good alternative to buying expensive sports drinks which have too much sodium for me. Thanks. - 12/17/19

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  • O.K.
    Maybe - 12/15/19

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  • It's good, but I don't know how effective as an energy drink beyond the sugar. - 11/7/19

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  • Very Good
    It was very good . I added a little more water so it would not be so grapey. - 8/11/19

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  • Why cool aid? I would not use sugar either. I would use regular grape juice and maybe add a non-calorie sweetner. - 6/22/19

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 6/9/19

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  • Not too bad, but I doubt if I drink it again. - 5/28/19

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  • I would use Splenda maybe. - 5/21/19

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  • Very Good
    Yummy...just needs a pinch of sweetner - 5/15/19

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  • very refreshing - 4/19/19

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  • Good
    Not bad, better than expected - 3/8/19

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  • Interesting - 3/7/19

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  • Pretty good, thanks. - 2/11/19

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  • Thanks for sharing - 2/7/19

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  • great grape flavor - 2/2/19

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  • Good
    cheap - 2/2/19

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  • Bad
    Not a fan. - 1/13/19

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  • Not sure how Kool Aid is a sports drink - 12/17/18

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  • NICE - 12/17/18

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  • thanks for sharing - 10/30/18

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  • Yum! - 8/24/18

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  • Incredible!
    refreshing. - 8/8/18

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  • Very Good
    Will try different flavor - 8/8/18

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  • A great alternative. Though I am not seeing how it will give me electrolytes - 7/22/18

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  • We enjoy grape juice and I am looking forward to make this sports drink. Thank you for sharing. - 7/9/18

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  • Good
    good - 7/8/18

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  • yummy.... - 5/15/18

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  • Yum! - 4/5/18

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  • I thought it was kind of bland. Maybe if I used raspberry juice it would be better. - 4/4/18

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  • yum - 3/21/18

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  • Good
    Why sugar? - 3/20/18

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  • Good
    Sounds good. Gonna try - 3/18/18

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  • Nice - 2/26/18

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  • Nice to have a grape drink. - 2/26/18

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  • - 1/27/18

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  • Very Good
    Cool - 1/14/18

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  • This drink was pretty good!!! - 1/14/18

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  • But we’re not supposed to drink our calories - 1/8/18

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  • Interesting. - 12/29/17

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  • Good
    There is enough sugar in the grape juice. I would add stevia instead and also add some BCAAs to enhance this. - 12/22/17

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  • O.K.
    The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.-William Jennings Bryan - 12/21/17

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  • My DD drinks this every day. What a savings! - 12/17/17

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  • Incredible!
    So good. Making a batch to share with my grandkids. - 12/17/17

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  • This sounds like a versatile drink using other flavors of Koo-aid and other fruits - 12/17/17

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  • ok - 11/19/17

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  • Nice - 10/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    Great tasting and it has really help me eliminate sodas from my drink of choice. Plus my kids enjoy it. I used only spring water. Taste just like Gatorade or Powerade. - 9/10/17

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  • Thanks for sharing - 8/28/17

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  • This sounds very good and looks easy to make. - 8/11/17

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  • I am making it with stevia....why should it leave you with 66 calories /cup??? - 5/30/17

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  • Good
    Too many calories for a healthy drink,but not bad! - 5/2/17

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  • O.K.
    Not my favorite - 4/23/17

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  • Incredible!
    nice! - 3/24/17

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  • Good
    Just when grape soda/drink/kool-aid is just way too much - 3/10/17

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  • This is not intended to be a low calorie beverage. It is intended to be a healthier alternative to a sports drink like Gatorade. In that regard, it works, and looks like it is cheaper and probaqbly tastes better, too! - 3/10/17

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  • Good
    I used stevia but it's still kool-aid! - 3/10/17

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  • For anyone concerned about chemicals in Kool-Aid, Aldi makes drink mixes with no synthetics or artificial anything. :-) - 3/8/17

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  • Refreshing. - 2/13/17

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  • I skipped the sugar and used cran-grape from Costco. Taste great
    - 10/23/15

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