Yesterday we showed you how to make your own tonic water, but if you're more of an active type, why not make your own sports drink as well? The New York Times has a simple recipe that shows you how.
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The Times' Well blog dedicated a post to determining whether sports drinks are good for kids (answer: it depends). The article ends with the following recipe. To make yours, you'll need the following ingredients:
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
As for the preparation, dissolve the sugar and salt in the hot water, then add in the remaining ingredients and cold water. According to the NYT, "the drink contains about 50 calories and 110 mg of sodium per 8 ounces, approximately the same as for most sports drinks."
Phys Ed: Are Sports Drinks Actually Good for Kids? [Well Blog via Consumerist]