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Herbal Sports Drink Recipe for Hot Infusion

Herbal Sports Drink Recipe For Hot Infusion

This herbal blend makes recovering from a sweaty workout or a bout of illness easy with its natural electrolytes and other nutrients. It contains no artificial ingredients and it’s pretty inexpensive to make. For children and adults alike, it’s a tasty and natural alternative to the many sports drinks on the market today.


  • 1 part stinging nettle leaf
  • 1 part oatstraw
  • 1 part rosehips
  • 1/2 part red clover leaf and flower
  • 1/2 part raspberry leaf
  • 1/2 part dandelion leaf
  • 1/4 part elderberry


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 spoon
  • a sealable container large enough to hold four dried cups of herbs
  • a label


  1. Pour the herbs into the mixing bowl and gently stir them with a spoon. Try not to break up the plant parts since this will release the essential oils.
  2. Pour the mix into a resealable container.
  3. Label the container with the name of the mix, ingredients and date mixed.

Storage and Use

Make a hot infusion using a quarter cup of herbal mix in a quart of boiling water. Let it stand overnight, 12 to 24 hours, tightly covered on the counter. Strain the infusion before adding it to your canteen.

You can drink it as it is, or fill your canteen two-thirds to three-quarters with infusion and top it off with coconut water for an extra boost of sweetness and potassium.

Candace Hunter

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at, or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.

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