Homemade Sports Drink

1 packet any flavor unsweetened Kool-aid or similar other brand for making 2 quarts
8 tablespoons of sugar or 10 packets of sweetener for sugar free
3/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon salt substitute (that contains potassium chloride)
2 quarts water

Place everything in a pitcher and mix well.

I used to make this all the time when the kids were in karate. So much cheaper than store bought sports drinks, and you can make them in the kids favorite flavors.

With it being so hot out, it’s important to keep the kids hydrated, especially if they are participating in sports. And you know they’ll drink it, if they pick the flavor

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  1. supreme says:

    My DH is a marathon runner and could totally use this recipe!

    Where do you find the salt substitute? Could you just use more regular salt instead?

  2. You can find the salt substitute in the store, right next to the regular salt. No, you can't use more salt. The salt substitute is what puts the potassium in the drink. Potassium is important in a sports drink, so make sure you read the label to get the salt substitute that has potassium chloride.
    Hope that helps!

  3. Thanks for the help!!!

    I will definitely try this!

    My DD likes to drink Daddy's "running juice" too when they pretend she is running a marathon. She runs around our house… Too funny!!!

  4. Your welcome! Your daughter running a marathon in the house is just too cute!

  5. I will try this out. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Christy says:

    I hope my kids go for this. Thanks for sharing.


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