August Recipe: Honey Orange Thirst Quencher

This is the right time of year for this recipe–try it out!



  •   1/2 cup honey
  •   1/2 teaspoon lite salt
  •   2 cups orange juice
  •   5-1/2 cups water




Combine   ingredients. Using lukewarm water will aid in dissolving honey. Then cool.


Makes eight 8 oz.   servings.

This beverage closely resembles the nutritional value of currently available bottled sports beverages but with a higher level of potassium.

Nutritional information per 8 oz. serving:  Calories 75; Carbohydrate 21g.; Sugar 19g; Sodium 77mg.; Potassium 85mg.

Don’t forget when planning your training that honey is a source of carbohydrates, providing energy, sweet flavor, as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. And all at just 64 calories and 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon.