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Trade in sugary sports drinks for whole food to fuel up healthfully on the run! Here are two of our favorite recipes to keep you energized and ready to go. . .
Store-bought sports drinks are formulated so the salt is emulsified, meaning it’s evenly distributed throughout the drink. Dissolving salt in hot water creates the same effect. Some salt may still settle to the bottom, so shake before sipping.
16 oz. orange juice
12 oz. cold water
4 oz. boiling water
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup ice cubes
Stir salt into boiling water until dissolved. Add orange juice, water and ice cubes. Mix well.
Nutritional info per serving: 219 calories, 4g protein, 1g fat (0g saturated), 50g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 586mg sodium, 946mg potassium
Energy bars are a snap to make at home. You can experiment with different nuts and dried fruits to find your perfect combination.
1 cup dates, pitted and roughly chopped
1 cup peanuts
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pulse dates in a food processor. Add peanuts, salt and cinnamon, and mix until a sticky dough forms. Remove from processor and shape into a ball. Transfer to a glass baking dish and press flat until the dough is 3/4-inch thick. Refrigerate for an hour, or until set. Slice into 8 bars and enjoy.
Nutritional info per serving: 170 calories, 5g protein, 9g fat (1g saturated), 21g carbohydrates, 26g fiber, 142mg sodium, 267mg potassium