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Home-Made Sport Drink Recipes(14 posts)

Home-Made Sport Drink RecipesGW Rider
Feb 24, 2002 3:46 PM
Just wondering what you have concocted to put in your bottles.

I'm looking for recipes to use this season. I'm tired of the powdered gatorade taste.

What are you using?
How about pedialyte?mduell
Feb 24, 2002 4:15 PM
I just saw an ad on TV for pedialyte. Electrolyte drink formulated for little kids with diarrhea to keep them hydrated. No sugar, so it sounds better than dilute gatorade. Anyone know if it would be suitable for adult consumption?

Mark Duell
How about pedialyte?RayBan
Feb 25, 2002 5:41 AM
it probably is suitable for adult use, but it's a heck of a lot more $$ than gatorade...
and it tastes like s***MisJG
Feb 25, 2002 8:11 AM
Not only is is more expensive than Gatorade, it tastes horrible!! My kid won't drink it and I don't blame her. I tried it and it's awful. Ended up throwing it out and giving my daughter Gatorade that I mixed half-strength (that's how I mix it for my water bottles). She likes Gatorade!
pedialyte- just get someone to spit in your mouth.C-mond
Feb 25, 2002 5:56 PM
Rarely I have to cut water weight for my other sport. But when I do- sweat rides- I sip on the pedialyte just so I can still function. It is expensive it taste terrible- especially the unflavored....although it is good to have the extra around for the late night bets. Loser has to drink the rest of the pedialyte.
re: Home-Made Sport Drink Recipesmr tornado head
Feb 24, 2002 7:58 PM
Well... about 1 tablespoon honey and a pinch of salt to a large water bottle, or about 4 tablespoons maltodextrose and a little salt to a large water bottle.

The honey recipe takes a little getting used to. The Maltodextrin version you can taste only a little sweetness.

OR, 1/2 orange/grape/apple juice (100% juice) and 1/2 water
re: Home-Made Sport Drink RecipesHap
Feb 25, 2002 5:44 AM
Substitute "light salt" for table salt and you get some potassium. Also, add a little lemon juice with the honey. Gatoraide cut with water still tastes better though.

re: Home-Made Sport Drink RecipesSTEELYeyed
Feb 25, 2002 6:22 AM
1 can of Mountain Dew mix w/12oz. of water and 1/8 t. of baking soda.
Sounds like too much work.look271
Feb 25, 2002 8:50 AM
I think I'll just squirt my hammergel into my bottle and mix up my Accelerade while you guys are adding a tablespoon of this, so much of that, and maybe a dash of that. :-)Whatever works for you!
re: Home-Made Sport Drink Recipessalmonwheel
Feb 25, 2002 9:28 AM
one half gallon pitcher, add i cup sugar, 1 package Kool-Aid or Hi-C mix and fill with water. Of course you could add salt, but I don't. Dilute to your liking in water bottle.
Feb 25, 2002 9:58 AM
I use Tang, it's cheap and easy to make. During the summer when it's hot and I pack two water bottles. I carry one bottle of full strength Tang and another of plain water and I alternate back and fourth. During the winter when I pack only one bottle, I dulute the Tang with 50% water. The problem with Tang is that it contains no sodium, so you have to add a little salt or carry some type of sodium substitute in a food source or otherwise. The only time I ever really worry about sodium is when I go for long rides in the summer.

Gatorade give me trouble, even duluted, too much sugar. Some guys don't have this problem.

Another thing I pack once and a while is duluted Coke (50/50) as a second bottle. The caffeine packs a little punch, but you have to make sure to drink a lot of water along with it or it will dehydrate you.

My favorite is plain h2o...
Shot & H2Orobbz27
Feb 25, 2002 12:14 PM
I take a couple of packets of Clif Shot and mix them in w/ my h2o. Gives you a decent boost of energy, and you can add more or less to your taste.
re: Home-Made Sport Drink Recipesflying
Feb 25, 2002 1:10 PM
Squeeze half a lemon with a squirt of pure maple syrup. The rest is water. Dash of Cayenne if you like.

This is the Stanley Boroughs lemon aide diet recipe
( Master Cleanser )& it works great while riding. IMHO

Your milage may vary
re: Home-Made Sport Drink RecipesMasterBlaster
Feb 25, 2002 4:23 PM
One bottle of beer of your choice and a shot of Jack Daniels mixed together. Works every time!