How to Make Gatorade
It seems like everyone out there has their own version of this popular thirst quencher. The number of look-alikes are astounding - and the reason is simple - it is a very high profit drink. It takes pennies to make your own Gatorade equivalent homemade sports drink. Most of the ingredients for Gatorade are in this mix - although I have seen variants out there that include honey, lemon juice or orange juice. The home made drinks are low cost and you can control the flavor to please your tastes. Without water, this mixture can be stored in an air tight jar for a long time, so you can make up a cup or two when you want it. The jar won't be as cool as a gatorade can, but it won't cost you as much, and you can make gatorade when you want it.
This recipe is designed for those who must control their carb intake. As a diabetic, I have always wanted to have something that has little or no carbs in it. This fills the bill. If you want to use it to get carbs back into your system, just replace some of the sucralose sweetener with table sugar or fructose. I don't suggest corn syrup as it will raise your blood sugar more quickly than the other two sugars. I don't recommend aspartame (NutraSweet) because it has a lot of health issues related to it.
Hope you enjoy this recipe - it took me a while to get it the way I wanted it. Try it out and let me know if you like it.
May God Bless!
2 pkg soft drink mix (Kool-Aid or generic equivalent)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp salt substitute (potassium chloride)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp Splenda (sucralose - generic equivalent)
2 quarts water
In a 2 quart container, mix ingredients well
Serve over ice