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Does anyone have a good recipe for a home made energy drink?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:04 am
by aspara-gus
I need to come up with something that will energize me as I do high endurance sports in a hot and humid climate. I have been told that coconut water is an excellent sports drink except that it lacks sodium, so mixing coconut water and salt might be a start if i can figure out a way to give it a decent taste. What would be a good glucose source to mix in?

Re: Does anyone have a good recipe for a home made energy dr

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:12 am
by tal
does it have to be a glucose source... would juice not work?

Re: Does anyone have a good recipe for a home made energy dr

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:56 am
by jpowell
Some ideas:

You may find some fruits are quite high in glucose (bananas, other tropical fruits, dates, cherries, sweet grapes to an extent).

Barley Malt Extract or Rice Malt Syrup is also excellent (can probably be found in your supermarket and/or local health food shop?). Not only are there some good minerals and vitamins but maltose = glucose + glucose disaccharide. Breaks down fairly readily (low metabolic load) but not really quickly. Basically all glucose, unlike table sugar (sucrose = glucose + fructose disaccharide).

Re: Does anyone have a good recipe for a home made energy dr

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:00 am
by baldy
Sometimes I make mine at home.
1 scoop of powdered isotonic energy drink + 1 litre of water.

Re: Does anyone have a good recipe for a home made energy dr

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:25 pm
by vegimator
one can red bull + one shot vodka.

Re: Does anyone have a good recipe for a home made energy dr

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:07 pm
by thestoatyone
[quote="vegimator"]one can red bull + one shot vodka.


QFT

Re: Does anyone have a good recipe for a home made energy dr

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:27 am
by vegimator
[quote="thestoatyone"][quote="vegimator"]one can red bull + one shot vodka.


QFT


Ha, ok so my joke was trolling but Baldy's isn't?

Re: Does anyone have a good recipe for a home made energy dr

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:30 am
by vincentxanthony
[quote="baldy"]Sometimes I make mine at home.
1 scoop of powdered isotonic energy drink + 1 litre of water.


I gave a hearty chuckle.