Homemade Sports Drink

While this lemon-lime hydrator may still be on the market, it sure was a favorite to us as kids. Whether or not it gave us...
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Courtesy of One Good Thing by Jillee

Homemade Gatorade

While this lemon-lime hydrator may still be on the market, it sure was a favorite to us as kids. Whether or not it gave us more energy is still up to question, but one thing is for sure; kids back then and even now couldn't get enough of the green stuff. Here's how to make your own version of the drink for less dough, courtesy of One Good Thing by Jilee.  

4
Servings
145
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  orange juice
  • 1/2  Cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1  Tablespoon  lemon juice
  • water

Directions

Add 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt (kosher or sea salt) to 1/2 cup hot water. Stir until completely dissolved. Add 1/2 cup orange juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to the sugar/salt water.

Add a few ice cubes to each bottle, pour 1/2 of juice mixture into each bottle, then fill the rest of the way with cold water. Give the bottles a shake to allow the ice cubes to cool down the warm water.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
35mg
4%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
22mg
3%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
19mg
1%
Water
26g
1%