Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Make Your Own Sports Drink

     Yesterday, my husband and son were out working on a pick-up truck in the heat of the day.  I kept bringing them water, but I thought they might need something more to help replace the salt and electrolytes they lost.  Since we don't keep drinks like Gatorade or Powerade around the house, I had to come up with something on my own! 

   I did have some Pop Ice freezer pops...

and some Emergen-C powdered drink mix. 

    So I filled a quart size jar about 3/4 full with water.  I put 4 orange flavored Ice Pops in the water and stirred to dissolve.  Then I added 1 packet of Emergen-C Raspberry.  I also added a few shakes of salt.   I stirred that all together and ended up having a great, cold sports drink for the guys!

  You can use any flavor of Ice Pop or Emergen-C you like...there are alot of great combinations out there!  You can also control the sugar content by using less or more of the freezer pops.  And it's great, because you get a good shot of vitamin C, plus other antioxidants, B vitamins for energy, and an electrolyte boost!  And it works out to be quite a bit cheaper than the bottled varieties you buy at the store.  Walgreens sometimes has the Emergen-C buy one get one free, so that makes for a great deal!  Enjoy!


  1. hey rachel! it's rachel c... :) good idea for the drink!! and CUTE jar to drink it out of. that's exactly what i've been wanting. where'd you find them??

  2. Thanks! I don't remember where we got the drinking jars...it seems we've had them about since we were married. I did look them up for you online, tho, and it sounds like those particular ones aren't made anymore. You can buy them on ebay, but they are kind of expensive! Your best bet would be to look at thrift stores, or stores like Ross. Or I found this alternative without any design on them for a reasonable price at http://www.waresdirect.com/products/Janitorial-Sanitation-Supply/IntegratedBaggingSystems/products/Restaurant-Supply/Libbey-Glassware/16oz-Drinking-Jar6769 Good luck finding some!