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Hibiscus Prickly Pear Sports Drink

Time:
20 Minutes
Difficulty:
Easy
Serves:
8 People
Hibiscus Prickly Pear Sports Drink

Ingredients

37 oz hot water
1/4 cup hibiscus
3 Tbsp evaporated cane sugar
1/2 tsp salt
11 oz strawberries, frozen or fresh
9 oz lemon juice
5.5 oz prickly pear purée

Instructions

  1. Defrost frozen strawberries beforehand.
  2. Place hot water into a large pitcher along with dried hibiscus leaves and steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain out the hibiscus leaves, then add the evaporated cane sugar and salt. Stir until dissolved.
  4. Place your strawberries in a blender with the lemon juice and purée until smooth. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the contents of the blender and add to the pitcher of hibiscus tea.
  5. Finally, add the prickly pear purée and stir until combined.

Notes: Sports drinks provide a strategic amount of carbohydrates to support exercise performance and fluids. They also replenish electrolytes to support proper hydration. Choose a sports drink when exercising for longer than an hour, if the environment is very hot, and/or if your perspiration is salty and heavy.

Nutrition

Calories 57
Protein trace
Sodium 159 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Fat trace
Fiber trace
Servings 8 (1 cup each)