Home Made Sports Drinks

Homemade sports drinks are easy to make, cheap, and infinitely better for you than the store-bought options. Not only can you avoid the added high fructose corn syrup, but also the chemical flavorings, color additives and other lab-based substances. You can also make nutrient dense sports drinks to fit your needs and taste.

Here is my Gut-Z Sports drink:

  • 2-4oz coconut water
  • 24-30oz filtered water
  • 1-2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 squirt liquid amino acids
  • Pinch of celtic sea salt

This recipe is so simple!   It’s also a powerhouse for energy all day.

Coconut water has a very similar mineral and electrolyte balance as our own cells, making it a great addition for hydration. It’s also high in potassium. Filtered water is always my preference when dealing with water from the tap. The chia seeds absorb water and turn gelatinous. Drinking them aids with water absorption and adds a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and minerals. These help contribute to a feeling of satiation.   The liquid amino acids give you the building blocks for energy and other body function during long days. Unrefined sea salt adds minerals and electrolytes that aid in absorption, reducing chances of muscle cramps and other mineral imbalances during heavy activity (learn more here).

Download the recipe here 



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