Orange Sports Drink

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This electrolyte rich drink is excellent for runners and anyone who works out hard. Instead of turning to the bottles sports drinks that are filled with dyes and other unnatural ingredients, our refreshing orange drink restores your electrolytes and quenches your thirst without the nasty risks. Our energy filled orange sports drink is easy to make and it tastes great. You can enjoy a refreshing drink after a hard workout without concern for your health. Our drink recipe is also less expensive than store bought sports drinks, so you save plenty of money, too.

Do you prefer to enjoy a sports drink following your workout instead of plain water? You are not alone. A lot of people who workout on a regular basis turn to sports drinks to re-hydrate their bodies. Sometimes it is a matter of needing the extra boost that comes from sports drinks and in other cases, the person just prefers the taste of the sports drink over the taste of plain water. No matter your reason for avoiding plain water immediately after a workout, this recipe provides sports drink taste and benefits without the negative aspects.

Looking for other healthy beverages? We have a big collection of recipes that create healthy alternatives to your favorite drinks. Check out our Mulled Cranberry-Apple Cider and Zingy Pink Grapefruit Soda.

Orange Sports Drink

Orange Sports Drink

Yields: 1.5 quarts | Serving Size: 8 fluid oz. | Calories: 61 | Total Fat: 0.2 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 162 mg | Carbohydrates: 15.3 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 12.9 g | Protein: 0.7 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3 |


  • 1 quart of water (we use distilled water)
  • 2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Sea salt
  • 1 pint no sugar added orange juice
  • Juice from one lemon


  1. Heat 1/2 cup of the water to boiling, remove from heat, add honey and sea salt, stir until dissolved. Add the remaining water to a pitcher, add the honey water, orange and lemon juice, stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to drink.

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2 Comments on "Orange Sports Drink"

  1. K. Musil  October 3, 2015

    Great recipe! But why would you use distilled water?

  2. SkinnyMs  October 3, 2015

    In order to ensure the water is free of contaminates. If your drinking water is totally safe, then feel free to use it instead. 🙂


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