Thrive Homemade Sports Drink Recipe (raw)


            I wanted to make a sports drink that would be perfect to drink on bike rides or on a run.  I did some research and found an awesome blog!  This blog is called the no meat athlete.  He has a lot of awesome plant based whole foods recipes I want to try.  On his blog he interviewed Brandon Brazier who is the author of the book thrive.  I just ordered this book on my birthday and it should be here soon.  This recipe is in the book.  I made it a couple of days ago and Jordan has been drinking the sports drinks on all of his bike rides.  It tastes like a coconut delight drink, it is pretty dang good.  
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Thrive Homemade Sports Drink Recipe (raw)

    Juice of 1/2 lemonJuice of 1/4 lime3 dates2 cups water1 tbsp agave nectar1 tsp coconut oil
     Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.  This makes about 16 ounces, so I usually make a double recipe. 
    This is so much cheaper than buying sports drink mixes and it tastes really good too.  I bought all of my ingredients for about fifteen dollars.  It will last a really long time because you only need a small amount of each ingredient.  


    Dates are used for energy.  They are full of glucose that is easily digestible quick sugar that gives you energy right away. 
    Agave nectar is primarily fructose, which is slow releasing sugar.  He uses agave nectar and dates to combine a slow releasing sugar with a fast releasing sugar for energy.
    Coconut oil is a medium chain triglyceride (ok in small amounts)

4 comments:

  1. The Thrive Recipe sounds great, but its hard to know the sugar concentration in the recipe. My isotonic sports drink recipe shows how many different types of fruit juices can be precisely diluted to make the ideal sugar concentration for a homemade sports drink. Watermelon + lime juice makes a great raw sports drink.

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