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Nuun’s line of active hydration now tallies 14 tasty flavors, but you can get creative and customize your own sports drink (cherry coke, anyone?).
Use Nuun tablets for a hydrating spin on some classic cocktails.
Dissolve 1 tablet of Nuun Lemon Lime in 2 ounces of water. Mix with 1.5 ounces of tequila and 0.75 ounces Triple Sec (or other orange-flavored liqueur). Serve over ice with a squeeze of lime.
Dissolve a 1/2 tablet of Nuun Lemon Lime and 1/2 tablet of Nuun Orange in 2 ounces of water. Mix with 2 ounces of orange juice and 1 ounce of champagne. Add a splash of orange-flavored liqueur (such as Grand Marnier).
Dissolve 1 tablet of Nuun Fruit Punch in 2 ounces of water. Mix with 2 ounces of orange juice and 1.5 ounces of tequila.
Dissolve 1 tablet of Nuun Tropical in 2 ounces of water. Mix with 4 ounces of coconut water and 1.5 ounces of vodka.
Runner Lisa McClellan of the blog Run Wiki (Runwiki.org) has been a longtime Nuun experimenter. Here are three favorite recipes:
McClellan made this drink to mimic her favorite childhood summer drink: Cactus Cooler, an orange-pineapple soda.
Place 1 can of sparkling orange beverage (such as San Pellegrino Aranciata), ¼ cup frozen pineapple, 5 ounces orange or pineapple juice, 1 Nuun Tropical tablet and a handful of ice cubes in a blender and process until smooth and frothy. Garnish with an orange slice. To make it a recovery drink, add a scoop of protein powder.
Kona Cola Float
This is McLellan’s new favorite post-workout treat.
Mix 1 tablet Nuun Kona Cola in 16 ounces of water and ice, and let the tablet dissolve. Fill an 8-ounce cup half full with the mixture and add one scoop of vanilla ice cream.
A refreshing (and hydrating) drink on a hot summer day.
Dissolve 1 tablet Nuun Tri-Berry in 16 ounces of sparkling water. Add handful of cut-up strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to the mixture. Add crushed ice and serve immediately.
Add 16 ounces of water to each flavor combination, or use sparkling water for extra zing!
½ tablet Kona Cola
+ ½ tab Orange
½ tab Kona Cola
+ ½ tab Cherry Limeade
½ tab Banana
+ ½ tab Tri-Berry
½ tab Lemon Lime
+ ½ tab Tri-Berry
Zingy Fruit Punch
½ tab Fruit Punch
+ ½ tab Lemon Lime
½ tab Lemonade
+ ½ tab Lemon Tea