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A bottle of Gatorade for 25 cents!

Yes, there is a catch. You have to make it yourself. But it’s easy, I promise!

This one is a request from my dad, who just finished his first 100 kilometer ride (yay Dad!)

I’m also training (ha) for the Jayna T. Murray 5k run this fall, plus I like to bike. It’s a lot more pleasant to run 3 miles on your lunch hour in August in DC when you have some Gatorade. However, I’m not willing to pay $1-2 per bottle. Here’s how to do it for much, much, less!

This is all you need:

sugar, lite salt, and a package of unsweetend kool-aid mix.
Your ingredients:
1/2 c. sugar or honey
1/2 teaspoon lite salt (the half sodium and half potassium kind)
1 package unsweetened kool-aid mix
2 quarts of water

it's not blood I swear

And it’s a great day for a ride.
or a run. 
You can substitute 1/2 c. orange juice plus 1/4 teaspoon regular salt for the lite salt, if you don’t have lite salt.
If you don’t want two quarts of sports drinks on your hands:
-use 1 quart or even just one pint of water
-pour it into ice cube trays
-drop a few of your sports drink ice cubes into a bottle of water before a run.
If you drink a bottle of Gatorade twice a week you can spend between $100 and $200 on sports drinks a year. This recipe could save you $75-$150 a year. Oh, and you don’t end up with 104 useless plastic sport drink bottles at the end of that year. Score.