Homemade Sports Drink (aka Greaterade)


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.

9 cups


  • 8 cups fresh cold water, divided

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • ½ teaspoon fine Himalayan pink salt

  • ¾ teaspoon calcium magnesium powder (Optional)

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice, strained

  • 2 medium lemons, juiced

  • 2 medium limes, juiced


  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
0g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 33mg 166%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 98mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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