Thursday, November 09, 2006


I love Gatorade and could drink it every day. The stuff that makes it so darn tasty is also the stuff that makes it high in calories. Granted that is sort of the point, if you are working out it is no big deal.

If I was to create my own energy drink, I would call it Shazam and it would probably only appeal to fans of the campy early 70's tv show. I came across a recipe for a DIY energy drink from the blog Yaniverse. It is wicked easy to make and you could swap out the tea bags to customize your own flavors-

reposted from Yaniverse-

EnerT Ingredients (32 oz or about 1 liter):
2 Tea Bags
6 level teaspoon sugar (24 grams)
A pinch of salt (0.5 grams)
2 oz lemon juice (about 55 grams)
30 oz boiling water

100 calories
500 mg Sodium
60mg of Potassium (from the lemon juice)
Caffeine varies, est 100mg-200mg caffeine (depending on the tea used and infusion duration)

Estimated Cost:
Lemon juice: $0.10
2 Tea Bags: $0.06
Sugar, Salt, water, etc: negligible

Compare to 32 oz Gatorade:
200 calories
440mg Sodium
120mg Potassium
No caffeine
Cost: $1.29

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