electrolyte drink

Homemade electrolyte drink

In between all the rainy days I have been trying to slowly increase my biking mileage.  I have started to get to the distance where I feel like I need something a little more than just plain water to drink.  In the past I have used Nuun tablets and Hammer Heed as my 2 sources of electrolytes, thinking they were better than the Gatorade/Powerade alternatives.  They do still contain maltodextrin and sorbitol, which probably are better than sucralose and high fructose corn syrup, but I was curious as to whether one could make their own electrolyte drink with sugar from more natural sources (i.e. mainly fruit itself).  My husband found several recipes, and my co-worker gave me one as well, and this weekend we tried one of them for the first time.