Electrolyte Drinks for Athletes


electrolyte-drinksRecipe Makes 1 Serving

Takes 5 minutes to prepare

The following hydration drinks can be used any time of day to boost your fluid and nutrient intake, or used in conjunction with your workouts to maintain hydration.

Start with the recommended base recipe, and add additional ingredients to create multiple combinations of this delicious, hydrating beverage. In the weeks to come, I’ll share with you other recipes that can be made using this base recipe but for today, I’m sharing with you the Base Electrolyte Drink recipe from Thrive Forward (fueled by Vega).


  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1 tea bag of yerba mate, green tea, or herbal tea (your choice)
  • Sweetener of choice (dates, coconut sugar, or agave for use during exercise, Stevia if used to boost fluid intake when not working out)
  • Sea salt or dulse to taste

Here’s what to do:

  • Let yerba mate or tea of choice steep overnight in the coconut water, either in the fridge or room temperature. In the morning, add in sweetener, and sea salt for a complete electrolyte beverage.


Combine all ingredients with the basic electrolyte beverage in a blender and blend until smooth.

As you pour the liquid into your drinking bottle, strain the pulp with a fine mesh strainer.

Find more great recipes like this and a free, personalized online program from Brendan Brazier and Thrive Forward by clicking through to the Thrive Forward website here.

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