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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

Contains:

  • 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.

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

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