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DIY Sports drink with Taurine for safer recovery

By Craige Williams

July 17, 2020

fitness recovery, gym, muscle recovery, Sports drink, Taurine, vegan friendly

After a good workout you need a way to replenish electrolytes and one way to do that is through a sports drink. Sports drinks, however convenient,  may contain sugar and artificial colouring, which isn’t exactly the healthiest way to supplement a sweat session. So how about making your own  DIY Sports drink with  taurine for safer recovery below are 5 recipes to try and super quick to put together.

Electrolytes are like the power lines of our body—they conduct electrical signals that maintain fluid levels, acid-base balance, and muscle function.When you lose water through sweat,  out go the electrolytes, too.

Making your own sports drinks is super easy. You want your DIY sports drink  & taurine recipe to include water, sugar, salt, and a source of potassium like orange juice,  A simpler formula of coconut water, maple syrup (a good source of potassium), salt, and of course taurine will do the trick, too.

High quality ingredients dont forget the taurine 

Here are five easy recipes for your DIY sports drinks. Just make sure you choose high-quality coconut water and salt with its natural mineral content intact (think Himalayan sea salt, instead of the refined table variety) to get the most out of each sip.

To optimise your sports recovery, Taurine powder is a must to give you that extra ability to train longer, stronger and safer, without paying the price afterwards!

Cucumber Lime Refresher

½ cucumber

2 limes, peeled

1½ cups coconut water

1 tsp Taurine powder

Juice the cucumber and lime in a juicer. Mix the juice with coconut water & Taurine. Enjoy chilled or over ice.

DIY sports drink with Taurine

Citrus Refresher

3 cups water

1 cups fresh orange juice

1/2 cup lemon juice

3 Tbsp honey

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp Taurine powder

Toss all ingredients in a blender and mix well. Enjoy chilled or over ice.

Watermelon Electrolyte Booster

1 quarter of a watermelon, seeded

2 large glasses of coconut water

A pinch of Himalayan sea salt

1 tsp Taurine

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Enjoy!

Herbal Cooler

4 cups herbal tea (something citrus preferably)

2-4 Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp Taurine

Mix all ingredients thoroughly, and store in the fridge. Drink chilled or over ice.

Ginger & Lemon Sports Drink

1/2 liter of ginger water (recipe below)

1 liter of water

Juice of 3 small lemons

1/2 tsp. sea salt (you can add a bit more if you’d like)

2 tsp Taurine powder

1 medium-sized ginger root

1 liter of water

Honey to taste

Cut ginger into large coins and place into a large pot. Add water. Bring water to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, add honey and let it steep until cool. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

DIY sports drink with Taurine


Exercise stress destabilizes and damages muscle cells by a number of different mechanisms, including oxidative stress. Science has proven that taurines antioxidant properties can defend against  these adverse effects and speed up recovery.

Since it is proven that exercise depletes skeletal muscles taurine stores, it makes sense to add this to your daily health regime.

Viridi health has you covered with a plant based derived Taurine supplement.Which effectivley allows you safer muscle recover

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Up your game 

With Taurine !

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Craige Williams

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