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Coconut Lime Electrolyte Sports Drink

This easy and delicious electrolyte sports drink recipe supports optimal hydration by replacing vital minerals and electrolytes.
I've aimed for a 6% solution, which is 6 grams of carbohydrates per 100ml of liquid. It's within the 6-8% recommended by the USADA for providing energy (and flavor).
It also contains the minimum amount of sodium and a whopping 391 mg of potassium. Makes approximately 24 ounces, and a serving is 8 ounces.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 56kcal
Author Heather Dessinger

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a quart-size mason jar and stir until the salt is dissolved.

Notes

Additional recipe options: 

Orange Twist Electrolyte Drink Recipe

Like the recipe above, this electrolyte drink is a 6% solution that contains both sodium and potassium. Oh, and it's yummy. 
Makes approximately 24 ounces, and a serving is 8 ounces.
Ingredients
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a quart-size mason jar and stir until the salt is dissolved and everything is well mixed.

Lemon Sports Drink Recipe

This version is an 8% formulation, which is the highest carb recipe. It's basically lightly sweetened lemonade infused with salt and potassium for electrolytes. My kids love it. 
Makes approximately 32 ounces, and a serving is 8 ounces.
Ingredients
  • 3½ cups water
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a quart-size mason jar and stir until the salt is dissolved.

Strawberry Lime Electrolyte Drink Recipe

Depending on how much honey you use, this drink contains approximately 6-8% carbs, which is within the guidelines suggested for sports drinks. Makes approximately 24 ounces, and a serving is 8 ounces.
Ingredients
Instructions
Place coconut water, lime juice, water, salt, strawberries and one teaspoon honey in a blender and set speed to high. Continue blending until the strawberries are fully incorporated. Taste and add more honey if desired.  The top of the drink will have a bit of foam like a latte after blending - leave it or scoop it off depending on your preference.

Nutrition

Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg