50 g (1/4 cup) sugar
60 ml (1/4 cup) hot water
1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) salt
60 ml (1/4 cup) Patience Fruit & Co 100% pure Tart Cherry Juice
Juice of 3 oranges (a great natural source of potassium)
30 ml (2 tablespoons) lemon juice
840 ml (3 1/2 cups) cold water
Cooking time 1 hour (refrigeration time) Portions 1L (4 cups)
Did you know that it’s easy to make your own sports hydration drink for a fraction of the price you’d pay at the grocery store? The whole point of these drinks, after all, is to make up for the fluids you lose when you sweat, and the energy and electrolytes you expend when you exercise.
Your body needs fuel that’s easily accessible when you engage in intense exercise, such as a long hike. In this case, sugar is your friend. Our sports drink also contains mineral salts (sodium and potassium), which you need for hydration and to compensate for sweating. Our tart cherry recipe gives you all of the above in a glass (or a bottle!).
Dissolve sugar and salt in hot water in a large container. Stir well.
Add cherry juice, orange juice, lemon juice and cold water. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Keeps for 2 to 3 days in the fridge.
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100% pure cherry juice
Our cherry juice contains no added sugar, flavours or coloring. In fact, it contains only one ingredient: carefully selected, perfectly ripened organic tart cherries. Deliciously authentic, this 100% pure juice has an aromatic flavour that will captivate you as soon as you take your first sip!Read more Where to buy
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