Commercial sports drinks, which contain artificial dyes pose a “rainbow of risks” (cancer, hyperactivity, emotional instability, and more). To boot, one of the top brands still contains brominated vegetable oil (BVO), which is patented as a flame retardant 🤦🏼♀️
Try our homemade sports drink instead, which supports optimal hydration by replacing vital minerals and electrolytes, naturally.
3 cups coconut water:
Coconut water often referred to as “Nature’s Gatorade.” It contains 13 times more potassium – an electrolyte needed for proper cell function – plus twice the amount of sodium (another essential electrolyte).
1/4 teaspoon celtic sea salt or pink Himalayan sea salt:
Sea salt is full of electrolytes and minerals. Salt reduces adrenaline levels and supports overall metabolic health.
2 tablespoons raw honey (or maple syrup):
In the winter during 🏀and flu season, we add Manuka Honey which has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits 🙌🏼.
1/2 cup freshly squeezed juice:
We add freshly pressed juices such as lemon, lime, and orange which contain vitamins, enzymes and easily digestible sugars that help maintain energy during a workout, then help speed recovery afterwards. Our favorite is the carrot lemonade recipe from our local favorite, Nectar Cafe!
*add up to 1 cup filtered water to dilute to taste preference.
Of course we’re always conscious to use a reusable BPA-free (if using plastic) water bottle. Big into these Gatorade sports bottles these days, available personalized from Tiger Vinyl.
Sit back, relax, sip and ENJOY!