Make You Own Sports Drinks & Make It Healthy


Tired of Gatorade? Sick of reading ingredients you know are harmful, but you need to rehydrate during a sporting event? This recipe will replace lost calories and electrolytes! If you need to dial back the fruit juice, you can cut the fruit ingredients in half.

Watermelon: Has a high water content for fast hydration and lycopene that helps with skin protection from too much sun exposure.

Green Apple: Provides potassium and magnesium that helps with headaches associated with dehydration.

Cucumber: One of the best vegetables for natural hydration.

Celery: A natural source of sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, and phosphorus.

Orange: A high dose of vitamin C that can aid the immune system.

Romaine: Another nice dose of magnesium to aid in dehydration and calcium for bone health.


Ingredients

1 cup chopped seedless watermelon

1 apple, cored

½ cucumber

2 stalks celery

1 orange peeled

2 cups chopped romaine lettuce


Instructions

  1. Wash all fruits and vegetables and place into a large bowl.
  2. Place all ingredients through your juicer.
  3. Clean juicer immediately.
Brendan Gaughran, Molecular Biologist, M.B.A.
 

Brendan Gaughran received his degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Connecticut and his MBA from Bentley University.Brendan Gaughran conducts health lectures to both physicians and the general public. His research focuses primarily on gut health, liver health, endocrine system, adrenal fatigue and optimum diets. He conducts 10-15 radio appearances per month discussing various health trends in the US.