Just before our vacation, I read someone else's Works for Me Wednesday post about making your own Gatorade. I actually read a couple different recipes. But this particular one they got from Children's Memorial Hospital. I figured, since I have the ingredients for that recipe AND it comes from a reputable source, I'd try it.
flying through baby wipes and toilet paper the last two weeks, this recipe has certainly come in handy.
We have tried Cherry, Grape, Pink Lemonade, and Tropical Punch Kool-aid flavors to make homemade Gatorade. They all taste like "The real thing." I don't care for the Pink Lemonade one as much as the others. But then again, I never liked the lemon-lime Gatorade either.
The weather has also been quite warm and this has been keeping the little people hydrated sans high fructose corn syrup.
Try it yourself! It works for us! It's Frugal! Toss it in the Tip Jar!
To make a 2-quart pitcher for about 25 cents:
1 packet of Kool-aid (unsweetened)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 quarts of water
Mix. Chill. Serve.