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Jul 24, 2013

How To: Make Your Own [Healthy] DIY Sports Drinks

Make Your Own Electrolyte Energy Drink via Everyday Roots [http://everydayroots.com/homemade-energy-drink]

Commercial sports and recovery drinks get an universally bad wrap: they're full of sugar, unnatural dyes, extra preservatives, and are overpriced. Some critiques are fair, though if you're doing extended cardiovascular exercise, you do need additional carbohydrates in your blood so you don't hit "the bonk."

Regardless, there are many benefits to making your own energy drinks at home: you save money, reduce waste (no more plastic bottles), and you get an extra boost of nature-created vitamins and minerals. The team of Everyday Roots know this and created an super easy guide so you can whip up one of these goodies.

With summer in full blast, lots of local farmers markets are bursting with fresh produce, so take advantage of this and get fresh fruits and veggies for your concoctions. 

You know what they say, less is more, and this case, less refined ingredients is better. Visit Everyday Roots to get full recipes and tips to get you started. 

Cheers to a healthy summer, gentlemen. 

Make Your Own Electrolyte Energy Drink

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Anonymous on Jul 30, 2013:

A good article on alternatives to store bought workout drinks! One addition though, an important thing to remember in creating your own workout drink is what type of sugar you use. The original gatorade used pure glucose (as opposed to sucrose) due to it's ability to be digested and enter the bloodstream during (not after) exercise. In a similar sense, glucose tablets can be taken by people going into hypoglycemic shock. Luckily for the rest of us, these tablets are relatively cheap and available at the drugstore ready to be ground up and added to your concoction of choice!