DIY – Energy Drink, EnerT

In General, Misc, Tips N Tricks on November 10, 2006 at 10:06 am

We all work out, we all need re-hydration, we all buy Gatorade…and you know that it’s expensive over a period of time. Yaniverse has a nice, simple, cost effective and do-it-yourself alternative to Gatorade.

Here is the gist of how.

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

PS: Adding a bit of lime on top of lemon will make it taste better to me.

I’ve posted the ingredients up here as I normally feel uncomfortable with the trust factor of external links. But if you want to read the source of the article, visit here.

  1. Interesting recipe.
    What kind of tea do you use?

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