Try Jackie’s Winning SPORTS DRINK Recipe to Keep Electrolytes in Balance …

This winning sports drink recipe was developed by an accomplished Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with an impressive athletic career, and also the winner of several marathons: Jackie Dikos.
She knows, from her own personal experience, what works best to get a healthy boost of energy when you need it.

This is a favorite homemade sports drinks that hydrates and provides as a quick source of carbohydrates to fuel working muscles. It also contains the sodium and potassium needed to maintain electrolyte balance, and it tastes good, too!

Jackie’s Cherry-Lemon Sports Drink


  • 2.5 ounces tart cherry juice
  • 1 ounce lemon juice (this equals about 1/2 of a extra large lemon)
  • 2.5 tablespoons of honey
  • ~27 ounces of cold water
  • ~1/6 -1/4 tsp. salt (1/6 would be just under 1/4 tsp. of salt)

This will make 32 ounces (4 normal servings).

To make this winning sports drink, just combine the tart cherry juice, lemon juice and honey in a 32 ounce bottle and fill to the top with water. Add salt. Shake until the honey is dissolved, then chill and serve.

Each serving contains approximately:

50 calories
0 grams of fat
0 grams protein
14 grams of carbohydrate
0 grams of fiber
112-145 mg sodium
39 mg potassium

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Source: Jackie Dikos, RDN, CSSD, CLT

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