Homemade Sport Drink from the NYT–Would you do it?

Could a Vitamin Water lover and homemade food and drink lover bring himself to make his own “vitamin” water? Maybe. Maybe not. Has anyone tried the homemade sport drink recipe from Tuesday’s Well section of the New York Times? For me, looking at this recipe just makes me want to make lemonade instead. Then again, if given the choice between an actual Vitamin Water and a glass of lemonade I’d choose the lemonade, too. Here’s the recipe below.

Sports drink recipe from “Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook”

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 cups cold water

In a quart pitcher, dissolve the sugar and salt in the hot water. Add the remaining ingredients and the cold water. The drink contains about 50 calories and 110 mg of sodium per 8 ounces, approximately the same as for most sports drinks.

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One comment on “Homemade Sport Drink from the NYT–Would you do it?”

  1. Shawn 6 August, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I want to try it. If for nothing more than to know that it’s possible to make a vitamin drink without lab-synthesized chemicals.