Try this healthy homemade sports drink to avoid summer dehydration
For you guys and gals who are out in the heat doing whatever, hub and I have come up with a wonderful sports drink alternative you might want to try. We need sodium, potassium, and glucose, as well as fluids for hydration. Hub and I avoid the prepared sports drinks like the plague, so this is our alternative. The molasses adds potassium and some glucose and other good stuff (make sure to use real molasses and not the syrup sold as molasses in some stores). Of course, the salt adds the sodium. Honey is just good for us, but adds some glucose too, without raising the glycemic index too much. The lemon is mainly for taste, but the vitamin C can't hurt. The apple juice is definitely for taste, so add whatever juice you prefer (grape juice would be wonderful in this). We like the taste of regular tea, and of course the green tea is for the antioxidants.
1 large regular teabag
3 regular-sized green tea bags
1/4 to 1/2 cup of molasses
1-1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
2-3 cups Apple juice (or your juice of preference)
Honey to taste
Bring water to boil, add salt. Turn off heat and add teabags. Steep for 15-20 minutes. In a gallon jug mix molasses, honey, lemon juice, and apple juice (or your juice of choice) to make 1/2 gallon. Shake well. Add prepared tea and water to complete the gallon. Refrigerate and enjoy.