You can buy a bottle of Gatorade pretty much anywhere, or any sports drink for that matter. They range from $2-$4 and tend to be packed with sugar and sodium. If you love your sports drinks but find those little tidbits annoying, why not try making your own? This all-natural sports drink recipe is made with real ingredients, which means lower sugar, lower sodium, lower…everything! And it can be made for just a few cents a bottle instead of a few bucks a bottle. Those little things really add up. Intrigued? Watch the video below and learn how to stock up on your very own homemade sports drinks!

Chef John of Food Wishes brings us this recipe which he calls “Greaterade”…I bet you can guess why. This DIY sports drink is just like the ones you know and love only greater! The recipe below makes about 9 cups of “Greaterade”, so you can make these batches in bulk for the warm spring and summer months to come.



– 8 cups fresh cold water
– 3 tablespoons honey, or other sweetener to taste
– 1/2 teaspoon fine *pink salt (mine was coarsely ground, so I used a rounded 1/2 teaspoon)
– 3/4 teaspoon calcium magnesium powder (this is the one I used)
– Pinch cayenne
– 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
– 2 lemons, juiced
– 2 limes, juiced