Jan 19 2009
I am sorry to say that I haven’t cooked anything for 3 weeks!! We have all been sick with either the stomach flu or a cold. In my case I got the stomach flu twice with a cold in between. Today I have a massive headache like I haven’t had in 2 years….
Because of that I have no recipes to share with you from the past weeks, but for those of you suffering from a nasty stomach bug, I have just the drink for you! Homemade Gatorade. This is a re-post from June 2008 from my blog. The recipe is bellow.
It’s not possible for me to buy Gatorade where I live in Germany. I can find Powerade, but it’s expensive. So, we make our own with some flavor packets that we picked up when we were in the US. They are very inexpensive and take up very little storage space. They also come in a wide assortment of flavors. My favorite is grape because it reminds me of the grape soda I used to get to drink, although rarely, as a child.
Anyways, we’ve been living off of our homemade Gatorade, crackers, pretzel sticks, and bland potatoes for the last three weeks.
I am still not feeling 100%, so I may be posting sporadically for the next few weeks. And, thank you in advance for understanding!
1 packet of Flavoraid or Koolaid (I’ve tried Tropical Punch, Kiwi-Watermelon, Grape, Lemon, and Orange-Mango)
8 Tablespoons Fructose (or sugar)
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/16 teaspoon Baking Powder (optional – you can’t taste it and it’s very good for you)
2 Liters Water, preferably cold
Place all dry ingredients in a bottle and fill with cold water. Stir or shake until all dry ingredients have dissolved.
Drink immediately, or refrigerate for a few days before consuming.
Makes 2 liters (about 8 Cups).