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Homemade Sports Drink (aka Greaterade)

Chef John

"The Golden State Warriors' decision to ban commercial sports drinks and make their own with Himalayan sea salt inspired me to try my own--with less sugar. You can tweak this recipe to create your perfect formula."
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servings 40 cals
Original recipe yields 9 servings (9 cups)

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  1. Pour 1 cup of the water into a large pot. Add honey, salt, calcium magnesium powder, and cayenne. Place pot over low heat and whisk until ingredients have dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to return to room temperature.
  2. Add juices to room temperature mixture in pot. Pour in remaining 7 cups water and whisk until well blended.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This pink salt is NOT the pink salt used to cure meats.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 40 calories; 0.1 g fat; 12.1 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 106 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was awesome! I will come back to this!!

Wow. This is perfect just like it is! Thanks!