Monday, August 17, 2009

Homemade "Gatorade"

Football season is here which means many evenings sitting in the blazing sun watching practice or games. It has been so hot and humid here for the past week that it is just miserable. When we come home after practice we are just zapped...and I'm talking about ME and the 2 younger kids. The football player himself seems fine, all energized and ready to go. In an attempt to keep cool we have all been slurping away on cold beverages. (More to come later!) I've been making this homemade "Gatorade" for him to take to practice for the past few days and all seem to like it.

I am not a big fan of the taste of Gatorade but surprisingly this doesn't taste too bad. But then again, that just depends on what flavor you make. So far we have tried tropical punch, orange and lemon. My favorite so far is the fruit punch. Give it a try, it makes a good bit more than the store-bought and is a whole lot cheaper.

Homemade "Gatorade"

1 pack unsweetened Kool Aid (any flavor)

2 quarts cold water

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cups orange juice

Mix all together and enjoy!

(I usually double this to make a large family-sized pitcher!)


Carmen C. said...

My son drinks the powerade sometimes, I'll have to try this, Gatorade is SO expensive in the stores!

Andora said...

This sounds really good!!!! I will have to try this..thanks

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Gatorade is so spendy. I bet the OJ makes your recipe taste a lot better than the store-bought stuff.