Homemade Gatorade to Rival the Artificial Stuff

homemade Gatorade homemade Gatorade

My kids play a lot of sports and so they’ve been exposed to every brightly colored sports drink on the market.  This DIY version — homemade Gatorade — has nothing artificial and satisfies all their replenishment requirements.


  • 2 ½  cups coconut water
  • juice of 1 orange (about ½ – ¾ cup)
  • juice of 1-2 limes (about ¼ -½ cup)
  • ½  tsp sea salt
  • 2-3 drops trace mineral drops
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • ½  cup juice

1. Put coconut water in a mason jar or glass container. Add citrus juice, sea salt, trace mineral drops and honey. Shake very well to dissolve honey.
2. Add juice and shake. I like to keep the base in the fridge and add juice to individual servings.


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Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (11, 9 and 6). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. Find her on Instagram @madewithmeg. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}