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 (12, 10 and 7). 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}}