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My husband prefers the Gatorade "Rain" when we buy it at the store, so I have been using the measurements for the recipe as given but adding enough water to make a full gallon. It is very tasty, very close to the real thing, and we are saving at least $10.00 a week. I love this recipe!!!
I tried this recipe with corn syrup and little bit more sugar than shown in the recipe.... and it actually turned out really really nice. I've been making a lot of this stuff lately. :D
I really like this recipe. The citric acid gives it just the right tang and I used corn syrup instead of granular fructose. The berry unsweetened koolaid gave it a great flavor and I believe I just saved at least $5.00
My husband LOVES THIS!<br/>He was very ill from heat exhaustion at work. He always drinks water, but that wasn't enough.<br/>We are saving major money from this recipe.<br/>Thank You so much for sharing this gem.
I use this recipe but slightly modified to make it even healthier than Gatorade. The real thing contains high fructose corn syrup if you buy it ready to drink. The granular powder version of Gatorade contains loads of sugar. So I followed this recipe subsituting with Morton's Light Salt that combines sodium and potassium chloride together for 3/4 teaspoon per Kool Aid packet. Instead of using sugar and granular fructose, I used Sun Crystals (1/2 Stevia & 1/2 Sugar) and seasoned to taste. Now I have a balanced healthy drink loaded with Vitamin C (asorbic acid & citric acid) that is very low on calories!
Just as a thought: much design and testing goes in to Gatorade product. The original product is meant to hydrate by matching the osmolarity of the cells in your body, therefore maintaining proper hydration levels. A homemade version may or may not be able to serve the same purpose, and may actually throw off the balance of sodium and potassium. Just food for thought....
I made this as written (using the listed ingredients, and not the alternates), and unfortunately nobody liked it. I am sorry to write a poor review - I do think this recipe is going in the right direction, but it needs some changes that I was unable to figure out.