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Posted on Jan 31, 2012 | 0 comments

Homemade Gatorade

Fact:  water tastes a little “off” to me during the first trimester of pregnancy.  Can anyone relate?  The hard part is that I need to be consuming even more liquids than normal, and am perpetually behind.  I’m sure this is part of the reason I am susceptible to migraines during this time.

Because I have a “thing” with artificial flavors, colors, and ingredients, I have avoided the real deal…of which I love the taste.  I have a few different homemade “laborade” recipes, but just one look at them is enough for me to say “yuck.”   I did find a recipe awhile ago that actually looked palatable, nauseated or not.  So, last week in my desperation to get more fluids in me, I tried it.  Actually, Blane made the first batch. (Aha! He CAN do things in the kitchen. He’s been holding out on me.)

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It’s pretty good, but right now, everything tastes off to me…I think I’ll like it better later, when eating and drinking is pleasant again.  It’s not going to be like opening a bottle of Gatorade, but it comes pretty close.

You know what I’ve really wanted during every pregnancy, this one included?  A nice cold Coke.  I can’t bring myself to do it, but oh my, the thought of it is so refreshing.  :)   Do you think there will be healthy Coke in heaven?


Homemade Gatorade (adapted)

1c lemon juice + 2T  (or to taste)

1/4c lime juice

3/4-1c sugar (I used 3/4c and think it could use less)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt (I used sea salt)

water to make a gallon

Mix everything together–the baking soda will help the sugar dissolve.  I recommend refrigerating before drinking, or at least adding ice to your glass.  (FYI: the salt and baking soda serve as electrolytes)

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