Thirst Quenchers!

Here is a re-post from a great blog called Family Bites.  We have tried it and indeed it was a hit with our boys.  We substituted honey for the agave, just mixing the same amount with warm water first to get it in solution.  Enjoy!

Today I offer you a drink recipe.  Something I’ve been working on for these active boys of mine.  Always in need of a thirst quencher, but periodically bored of plain water, Ben loves to grab a Gatorade.  We don’t keep them on hand at home, but almost every arena and sports facility he visits sells this energy drink, so he isn’t often without.

Like most packaged or pre-made goods, I have a few issues with some of the ingredients.  So I made my own. Close in taste but a healthier option, our homemade gatorade has been the requested drink of late.  I’m pleased as punch that’s it’s been a success and the kids are pleased with the variety of options we now have at home.

Lavender lemonade and Lady Grey iced tea are now in the works as well.  Warm weather, we’re ready for you!

What are you drinking up these days?

Homemade “Gatorade”

  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup agave
  • 2 lemons, juiced

~ Combine the salt and warm water and stir until the salt has dissolved.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.  Chill in the fridge and serve cold.

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