Homemade Sports Drink Recipe for Budget Savvy Runners

With the current economic recession, people have been on the run finding and creating cheaper alternatives –  runners included. Just imagine, how much you can save from preparing your own sports drinks! Now stop imagining and turn that into reality. Here’s a recipe for that DIY sports drink.


Attention endurance athletes: try making your own sports drink at home to save money!  This recipe offers close to the same nutritional profile of commercial sports drinks (e.g. Gatorade), offering 50-70 calories per 8 ounces (250 mL) with about 110 milligrams of sodium, but at a much lower cost.  Get creative and try mixing different blends of juices (such as cranberry and lemonade) instead of orange juice to mix up the flavour options.


Sugar¼ cup50 g
Salt¼ tsp1 mL
Hot water¼ cup60 mL
Orange juice (not from concentrate)¼ cup60 mL
Lemon juice2 Tbsp30 mL
Cold water3.5 cups875 mL

Prep: 1 minutes Ÿ Total: 3 minutes

Find out how to prepare your own sports drink  at Runners Feed. 
Photo copyright by Flickr user zzellers. 

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