All-Natural Sports Drinks To Beat The Heat

06/24/2011 08:05 am ET | Updated Aug 24, 2011
  • Pooja R. Mottl Author of The 3-Day Reset, Mother, Natural Foods Chef

Summer is here! Running from your kids' early morning baseball game to the tennis courts for some practice in the afternoon sun requires you to be adequately fueled, nourished and hydrated.

Here are three simple, delicious and nutrient-rich drinks you can mix at home using just a blender! Unlike many store-bought, lab-created, "functional beverages" -- such as enhanced water (e.g. Vitamin Water) and sports drinks like Gatorade -- these homemade versions are all-natural.

Potassium and various electrolytes central to keeping you hydrated, as well as other nutrients in these recipes, come from whole and natural food sources, such as coconut water, sea salt and bananas. These yummy recipes take advantage of the deliciousness that comes with eating fruits that are fresh, in season and bursting with flavor!



Pooja Mottl is a Natural Foods Chef and Fitness Consultant. She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. You can find all her latest on healthy living, food and fitness at Pooja's Way.

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