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Natural Homemade Sports Drink Recipe without artificial flavours or ingredients

Prep time: 5 mins

Total time: 5 min

Serves: one

Author: Wellness Mama


1 quart of liquid (options: green tea, herbal tea, coconut water, plain water, etc.)
1/8-1/4 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt (regular table salt will work, but does not have the all the trace minerals)
1/4-1/2 tsp Crushed Calcium Magnesium tablets or powder (optional)
1/4 cup or more of juice (optionsl: grape, apple, lemon, lime, pineapple, etc.)
1-2 tbsp sweetener (optional: can use honey, stevia, etc. I suggest brewing stevia leaf into the base liquid for the most natural option.)


1 Brew tea if using or slightly warm base liquid
2 Add sea salt and calcium magnesium (if using)
3 Add juice and mix or shake well
4 Cool and store in fridge till ready to use


(As an example, my normal recipe includes 1 quart of tea (brewed Red Raspberry Leaf, Alfalfa, Nettle and Stevia) ¼ tsp sea salt. ¼ tsp calcium magnesium powder (about 1000 mg), and ¼ cup grape or apple juice).

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Hello xnine.

Thanks for the recipe here is another one, which I use on a daily basis:

Natural Homemade Drink Recipe without artificial flavours or ingredients

Plain water from tap -(without flavours or ingredients)

Best wishes



So do you have any metrics on how much less you needed to drink to stay hydrated?

For instance if you used to take in 5 liters a day before how much fluid are you taking in now?

Did you find your output thicker and/or did you have to empty your pouch less frequently?



I got the recipe at an Ostomy meeting but have not tried it. It is more for iliostomy I have a colostomy. If you are a runner it work better than water.


Hmmm.....if you are really HYDRATED, plain water is just not enough to replete essential Electrolytes and Salts.  Hydration sachets can be bought from most pharmacies....just rip open and pour into a glass of water.  Not brilliant tasting, but they do the trick.  Do try ZERO tablets.....they hydrate you without adding sugar!!  Just pop a tablet in a glass of water and it dissolves.  Zero was originally formulated for those partaking in high energy sports (long distance or speed cycling).  Zero work a treat.....brilliant for diabetics!!  Zero Calories.....several flavours are available.

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