Are you one of those who play sports regularly and drink isotonic drinks? If so, you will know that these products for athletes are not cheap at all, and consuming them regularly is a significant expense.
However, staying hydrated is essential, and that is why in this article, we want to show you step-by-step how to make homemade Gatorade so that you can prepare your own isotonic drink at home.
First, it should be understood that referring to the preparation of homemade Gatorade is not entirely appropriate. Still, we are aware that we should refer to a homemade isotonic or sports drink.
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But we know that most people refer to these drinks by their trade names such as Gatorade, Powerade, Isostar, Aquarius, etc. This is the reason why we chose to title this article with one of the most popular brands.
These drinks are recommended for athletes because they are highly hydrating and help replace the electrolytes and minerals lost during physical efforts. Similarly, many of the isotonic drinks are also indicated in cases of diarrhea or dehydration, since the body absorbs them very quickly and, therefore, they help to recover water and nutrients very effectively.
Therefore, the first step to prepare an isotonic drink at home will be to squeeze a lemon or citrus fruit of your choice, such as an orange or grapefruit or grapefruit. Once squeezed, pour it into a large enough bottle or container where you will prepare the homemade Gatorade.
Some resort to buying fruit juice – liquid or powdered – already prepared. Still, it is important to note that multiple vitamins and nutrients from citrus fruits are lost in this process, so squeezing natural fruits yourself is always lot more advised.
Next, you must pour a liter of mineral water into the juice container; We recommend that, as far as possible, it be bottled water and not directly from the tap. In this way, we will achieve a more effective isotonic drink by avoiding substances that tap water may contain, such as chlorine or lime.
Finally, it will be necessary to add solid ingredients to the liquids that will add minerals to our homemade sports drink. So, add the sugar, salt, and baking soda and stir vigorously to mix and dissolve as much as possible in the water with the squeezed lemon.
And ready! You will have your isotonic drink ready to become an ideal homemade substitute for the Gatorade or Powerade that is so expensive. So you need to take it after your training session to regain strength and recover the minerals lost with physical effort.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff