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Homemade Gatorade (All-Natural Electrolyte Sport Drinks)


If you are looking to get your kids off of sugary, caffeinated and preservative-filled sports drinks like Gatorade and Prime- try this homemade gatorade below.

While Gatorade has become a go-to sports drink it contains Brominated Vegetable Oil, harmful dyes, artificial flavors and excess sugar. Prime has gotten kids hooked as a popular sports drink but it contains 6x the amount of caffeine as Coke along with artificial sweeteners and flavors.

Red Homemade Gatorade
Red Homemade Gatorade

This recipe allows you to get creative with your kids as you can adjust flavoring and coloring with natural juices, teas and herbal powders. It also allows you to control how sweet you would like to make the homemade Gatorade. If your kids are used to super sugary drinks you may have to slowly bring down the sweetness as they become more adjusted. As for the electrolytes, personally prefer to use Trace Mineral Drops over Celtic Sea Salt as it has a more balanced mineral profile but you can use Celtic or Grey Salt instead.


Homemade Gatorade

Homemade Gatorade

Make this all-natural, preservative and dye-free gatorade at home for a fraction of the cost!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 8
Calories 50 kcal


  • 3 cups 100% Coconut Water
  • 1 cup Juice or Tea of Choice orange=fresh squeezed orange juice, red= pomegranate, cranberry, hibiscus tea green=green tea or fresh green juice, yellow= lemon or pineapple. Can skip juice or tea and add green or blue spirulina for coloring.
  • 2 tbsp Honey or agave Adjust to taste. The coconut water may be sweet enough without any added honey or agave.
  • 40 drops Trace Minerals You can also use 1/4 tbsp of Celtic or Grey Sea Salt.
  • 4 cups Filtered Water
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice Add to taste.


  • Combine coconut water and fruit juice or tea in a two-quart pitcher.
  • Stir in honey or agave and trace minerals or salt.
  • Once dissolved add in the water and lemon or lime juice.
  • Immediately chill the pitcher or separate into 8 oz glass bottles and chill.


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Serving: 1gCalories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 10gFat: 1gSodium: 175mgPotassium: 258mgVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 28mg
Keyword electrolyte drink, gatorade, homemade drink
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Homemade Gatorade

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