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Watermelon Homemade Sports Drink

This refreshing watermelon homemade sports drink is perfect to fuel your workouts!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade sports drink, natural sports drink, watermelon sports drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 111kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


  • 3 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp brown rice syrup (or honey or maple syrup; sweetener optional depending on workout- see notes)


  • Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until well combined. Pour into a sports drink bottle over ice. Enjoy!


  • This recipe makes two servings of 12-ounces each.
  • Brown rice syrup will create the most ideal blend of carbohydrates, but honey, maple syrup, or table sugar can all be substituted.
  • If your workout is longer than 75-90 minutes and is a training-specific workout, use the sweetener.  If the workout is shorter than that, or if you are just going on a long leisurely walk/bike ride, skip the sweetener.
Nutrition analysis (per serving):
111 calories, 0.4 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 315 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g sugar, 1.5 g protein, Vitamin A: 26%, Vitamin C: 42%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 3%, Potassium: 8% (281 mg)


Calories: 111kcal