CHEAP SPORTS DRINKS Page 1 / 2

male_timaru, Feb 9, 7:10am
Make your own

Decide which you want - quick absorbtion (HYPOTONIC), same as water rate absorbtion (ISOTONIC) or slow release absorbtion (HYPERTONIC)

Which do you want me to list

There are differing uses for the differing rates of course

Immediate energy (short burst) - HYPOTONIC
Normal Ongoing replacement Energy - ISOTONIC
Slow all day release Energy - HYPERTONIC

male_timaru, Feb 9, 7:12am
HYPOTONIC

RECIPE 1
20g Glucose/sucrose
1 Litre warm water
Good pinch of salt

RECIPE 2
250ml UNSWEETENED Juice
750ml Water
Good pinch of salt

RECIPE 3
100ml Fruit Squash
1 Litre Water
Good pinch of salt

Dissolve sugar and salt in water and allow to cool then keep in the fridge

male_timaru, Feb 9, 7:13am
ISONTONIC (most popular due to advertising - Powerade, G Force etc etc)

RECIPE 1
50g Glucose/sucrose
1 Litre warm water
Good pinch of salt

RECIPE 2
500ml UNSWEETENED Juice
500ml Water
Good pinch of salt

RECIPE 3
200ml Fruit Squash
1 Litre Water
Good pinch of salt

Dissolve sugar and salt in water and allow to cool then keep in the fridge

male_timaru, Feb 9, 7:14am
HYPERTONIC

RECIPE 1
100g Glucose/sucrose
1 Litre warm water
Good pinch of salt

RECIPE 2
1 Litre UNSWEETENED Juice
Good pinch of salt

RECIPE 3
400ml Fruit Squash
1 Litre Water
Good pinch of salt

Dissolve sugar and salt in water and allow to cool then keep in the fridge

male_timaru, Feb 9, 7:15am
Hope this thread helps those wanting to get fresh, tasty CHEAP sports drinks in them rather than the 2. 50-4. 00 ones in the shops! !

pickles7, Feb 9, 8:14am
will be passing that on to my son, thanks ... male_timaru

male_timaru, Feb 9, 9:05am
INCLUDE THE SALT or they're just a juice drink! ! ! !

SALT is the key to a SUCCESSFUL Sports Drink and he can choose whatever flavour of Fruit juice so long as it is the UNSWEETENED variety ok

male_timaru, Feb 9, 9:36am
because water on its own doesn't give you extra energy and doesn't repalce the salt being lost in your body whilst you are exercising

NEXT . . . .

moniemonies, Feb 9, 9:38am
We just but a big container of "replace" saves the mucking about! You can make it strong or weak, to taste, so yum! Also good to have in the pantry if your sick :)

male_timaru, Feb 9, 9:38am
does it have SALT in it?

male_timaru, Feb 9, 9:39am
tell debs i have the name and number for someone to do her tints (he's a pro) if she wants them done

moniemonies, Feb 9, 9:40am
did she say she did! ? Okay whatevers! :)she started a thread about you before asking if you were in chch yet and asking how you were getting on!

moniemonies, Feb 9, 9:41am
Dont think so, but J does add salt to his drink most of the time! :)

moondoggie, Feb 9, 9:42am
So if i want to make this one do i add recipe 1, 2 and 3 together? :)

male_timaru, Feb 9, 9:45am
typical cyclist - he is on to it! ! lol

tell him i got a new bike too - collecting it tomorrow from Timaru Cycles lol! ! ! Old Diamond Back with heaps of new parts and work done to it - lol - got it for $10 from 'The Auction'! ! $110 spent on it to fix it all up new sprockets, chain, tyres and inner tubes - really nice bike now!

male_timaru, Feb 9, 9:46am
eh?
missed that one - i move up end of week - moved 2 loads up there already just got a towbar on car today need to borrow trailer on friday to take rest of stuff up there! ! lol

Course starts in March though - i am going up early to try and secure some work and so on !

male_timaru, Feb 9, 9:57am
never tired of it! ! lol

yeah love it - but i add milk and sugar! hahahaaa

winnie15, Feb 9, 9:59am
yup it's salt that makes the difference, yet you wouldn't think so would ya.
thanks for those recipes... . we've been buying power aid powder at $14 . . will give some of those recipes a go.

winnie15, Feb 9, 10:02am
cos its not effective in hot humid weather when your spending all that energy.
Since i've been using powerade powder i've managed to get through my days and hubby isn't getting leg cramps at night.
salt is so obvious yet everyone misses it. . we have come to believe that 'salt' is bad... but your body needs a cettain amount of salt to function well.

winnie15, Feb 9, 10:03am
now thats one drink i don't like!

i love herbal teas but not green teas...

moniemonies, Feb 9, 10:05am
I have just introduced my DP (cyclist) to green tea! Hes not sure bout it yet! :)His bro does Iron Man comps and he drinks a couple a day! :0)

winnie15, Feb 9, 10:13am
maybe if i tried it with another flavour. . you can get them with rapsberry or manderin can't you.
what are the benefits of green teas?

male_timaru, Feb 9, 10:14am
how far does J cycle these days Megs?

Wish i was staying here for a month - i'd have joined him on his rides again like i did before (couple of years ago now eh! ! lol)

male_timaru, Feb 9, 10:15am
natural antioxidant drink

winnie15, Feb 9, 10:17am
Hey whatsFruit Squash?

Share this thread

Buy me a coffee :)Buy me a coffee :)