Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thirtfy Thursday... Blackberry Lemonade (DYI Sports Drinks)

Yesterday, I started back on the "Couch 2 5K" plan. I have decided to do this for a couple of reasons.

#1... I have plateaued on my weight lose adventures.
#2... I feel soggy and unhealthy.

Today on the C25k Facebook page there was a link to, that featured a discussion about sports drinks and how you can make your own. I am not a big fan of sports drinks, but the article got us here at the pantry thinking about fun summer chillers that we could make at home that would still meet the criterial of a sports drink. Which the article stated as being: "The nutritional profile of most commercial sports drinks is approximately 50 calories, 14 grams of carbohydrate and 110 grams of sodium per 8-ounce serving." 

This one is our favorite so far...

  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup country time pink lemonade 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 fresh lime wedges
  • 1/2 cup orange juice 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups cold water
Dissolve lemonade mix and salt in water, add orange juice, lemon juice and blackberries. Stir and chill. When ready to serve fill each glass with ice and squeeze 1 lime wedge into each glass (serves 4). Pour lemonade mix over ice and serve. 

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