Do it now! Make Your Own Sports Drink

Fascinated by all the jazzy drinks for sportspeople on the supermarket shelves?
Wondering what magic formula the drink contains that makes it so pricey?

Heres an easy recipe for a cool sports drink that you can make yourself.

Its yummy, gives you an energy boost, and doesnt pinch your pocket!

Things you need
2 heaped tsps of ORS (oral rehydrating salts, available at any medical shop)
1 big lemon
2 tsps sugar or ¼ cup honey
A pinch of salt
250 ml water

How to make it
1. Squeeze the juice of the lemon into a water container. Use a lemon-squeezer. If you dont have one, just squeeze it with your hand through a strainer to separate the seeds.

2. Add the dry ingredients — salt, sugar and the ORS — and stir.

3. When thoroughly mixed, refrigerate for an hour so that it is slightly chilled.

4. Pour the drink into a flask or a thermos to retain freshness and the coolness.

Variations
1. Lemon can be substituted with oranges for a different flavour.

2. Substitute flavoured teas instead of fruits. Add the dry ingredients to 200 ml of flavoured tea.

If you dont have ORS, you can still mix a tbsp of a flavoured drink powder (like Tang or Rasna) with a tsp of glucose and a glass of water for an instant pick-me-up!

The next time you finish a tiring round of sports, you will have something to look forward to.

Make sure you make enough to share with your friends!

Fritzee’s Fact File

Here are some freaky sports facts for you!

• In the very first Olympics, there were only male partici-pants. Women were allowed to participate much later.

• The first yo-yo was not a toy! It was a weapon that weighed four pounds and had a twenty-foot long cord!

• In the early 18th century, umpires sat on padded rocking chairs behind the players during cricket matches!

• Do you know the origin of the word GOLF? Golf was considered a game for men, and is an acronym of Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden!

• The National Football League needs plenty of footballs around the year to withstand the constant kicking. The leather of a minimum of 3,000 bovines is needed for a years supply of footballs!

• Until the 19th century, no medals were awarded for games and sports. The person who won the first place got an olive wreath to wear on his head! You can be sure they looked more like tribals than sportsmen!

• Those who placed second and third got nothing!

– Anitha Bennett

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