The Recipe that Horrified Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan

I have a little daily routine.

Awaken before the birds, 20 minutes of mindless laptop/coffee/breakfast time in my worn purple bathrobe, hi-ho, hi-ho, off to work I go.

I return in the late morning for a midday break, so as I prep and eat my second breakfast, I flip on the tv to catch a little news or Live with Kelly and Michael banter.

Recently they had on a doctor offering advice on avoiding dehydration. Despite the obvious tips (avoid becoming overheated and too much sun exposure), he proffered up a dubious tip or two, including some toxic sunscreens and a homemade, ahem, ‘hydration cocktail’.

Said hydration cocktail was a pinch of salt (not the good salt), a lot of sugar, and a juicy squirt of something bright red. 🙂

Kelly did her best to keep her composure, but Michael, handsome Michael, just couldn’t hide it.

Please see below evidence:

Michael Straham doesn't love this sugary sweet hydration cocktail.


Kelly, said “my kids would love this”, asked “can I add vodka?”, and “it’s a little sweet, Doc”.

Neither host could believe the sugar content.

That and weird squirt of red inspired me to share with you how I make my own homemade sports drink. It’s tasty and simple. And less expensive than any brightly colored something-ade.

With no gmo’s.


Here are the products I used to make my own sports drink:

Great Lakes Gelatin



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