Matcha and the natural sports drink recipe - EcceKo

Matcha and the natural sports drink recipe

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There are loads of commercial sports drinks out there. But did you know you can easily make your own – and it’ll be much better than anything you can buy?

The whole point of sports drinks, or energy drinks, is to replace water and electrolytes lost during training and sweating, and to give you a boost of energy. But commercial sports drinks aren’t all they’re cracked up to be...

Isotonic drinks have salt and sugar added in concentrations similar to what’s naturally in the body. Hypertonic drinks have more salt and sugar than the body; while hypotonic have these in lower levels.

The problem with commercial energy drinks is this: how do you really know what you’re getting? How do you know what chemicals have been added? How much sugar’s in your drink?

We’re here to tell you that you can make your own, perfectly pure energy sports drink – with matcha of course.

We’ve been over the benefits many times – put simply, matcha is a functional wonder food. It’s full of all the things our bodies need to work perfectly. As an energy sports drink, Matcha:

  • Burns calories
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Provides focus
  • Does not spike blood sugar levels
  • Enhances mood
  • Cleanses and detoxifies
  • Does not raise blood pressure or heart rate

Here is our recipe for the best sports drink you’ll ever consume:

You need a clean, empty and reusable water bottle. Simply fill the bottle almost to the top with water – cool or cold. Add a quarter of a teaspoon of matcha green tea powder for every 250mls of water and a pinch of salt, for electrolytes. If you like a sweeter taste, add a little agave or liquid stevia. Then just shake it vigorously until all the matcha is dissolved. It’s refreshing, light, largely calorie free, and oh so good for you.

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