Drink It Up

Jul 19, 2011

Summer is here. I was reminded of this in full force when I nearly passed out while mountain biking during a 92-degree afternoon at the beginning of the week. Yikes! We need to drink a lot! And, while water is of utmost importance, sometimes it's nice to drink things that aren't just plain water, too. Salt and electrolytes are important when we're sweating a lot, and besides ... who doesn't want to change up the flavor occasionally?

The thing is that sports drinks can be really loaded with food coloring and sugars, plus they can be really expensive. So I've started using this recipe to make my own (from www.momsteam.com), and I like it a lot!

  • 1/2 can frozen orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Water to make 2 liters

Mix in a glass jug and pour into your favorite reusable bottles. For more sport nutrition information, check out Nancy Clark's Cyclist's Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance.

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SHIPPING NEWS is brought to you by Sarah Raz, sales representative/outreach coordinator/lover of all things outdoors. She also wishes Eddy Merckx was her father (sorry Dad!)

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