Homemade Sports Drink & Climbing Mt. Everest

Posted on May 16, 2018

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A Health scare can make a person think about their mortality and dying. What will people say at your funeral, was I nice enough did I love enough. It can make you take stock of what you want to do with your life. I had that scare this week and in addition to those things it also made me think about how to make a tasty healthy Homemade Sports Drink and that maybe I should climb Mt. Everest.

You see when I was 18 and 19 years old I had extensive reconstruction surgery on both my knees…I got fat! Since then it has been a constant battle with the scale and several physical issues and that battle was not helped by 17 years of a high stress job that created belly fat. If I were a pig someone would be eating that belly.  But as a human it is just useless fat.

I have tried crash diets and programs and plans. But here is the crux..I love Food. I love everything about food. Eating it, making it ,reading about it. I find mine and others relationships with food fascinating.  I have gone Vegetarian for a Day a week as documented here. For health and environmental reasons but in the end I have to do more.

Climbing Mt. Everest

So I am going to climb Mt Everest, all 29,035 feet of it!

No I am not going to Nepal or Tibet. I am starting the Mt. Everest Challenge on the Jacobs Ladder climbing machine. Yeah you can buy one on Amazon here is the link.. but I am just going down to my local work out facility and doing it.

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I read someone completed the challenge in 6 days!! I am thinking it will take me more like 6 weeks. Who wants to join me in the challenge??


Now you maybe asking why?? Well this is part of my story…its part of the Tripping, to do the Vittles I have to also do the Tripping.  I find I am more accountable when I do things with people. I am assuming all of my readers are people so I am choosing to share with you for accountability.  Follow me On Facebook Tripping Vittles  to take part in the challenge and follow the progress.

Plus I had the crap scared out of me this week. I thought I was dying. I’m not but that does not mean all those tests and such did not make me think I maybe.

You do not need the Jacobs Ladder to be part of the challenge just keep track of how many feet you climb on a stair climber. I will share my progress and you can share yours.

Don’t worry I am not changing into a health and fitness blog. This is just another layer to Tripping Vittles story that I want you to join me on or even better help me with. More exercise has always been the solution for me. A few fewer hours a week watching movies and a few more hours doing something physical.

Homemade Sports Drink

I am sharing this recipe because I am trying to cut out as much processed and artificial food and drink that I can(this will not affect Tripping Vittles but it will affect how I eat at home) and this is easy to make and tastes better than anything you can buy.

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Homemade Sports Drink

Homemade Sports Drink

  • Author: trippingvittles
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16-20oz 1x


We all know there is a bunch of sports drinks on the market many have artificial colors and flavors or are high in calories. There are some that are healthier than others but since I have this stuff around the house I am making my own. This is for a 20oz workout bottle.


  1. Juice of 1 Lime
  2. Juice of 1 Lemon
  3. Juice of 1 Orange or 2-3 Tablespoons of another juice(pineapple is a favorite)
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Iodized Sea Salt
  5. 1 1/2 Tablespoon Agave or Local Honey
  6. 1/4 teaspoon minced Fresh Ginger(I have used garlic too but if you are at gym to meet people the garlic smell may send them the other direction)
  7. Cold Water


Mix Ingredients 1-6 together pour into work out bottle fill the rest of the way with cold water.


This recipe is so open for interpretation. Use different juices. Buy a bottle from your local cold pressed juice establishment to really change the flavors. In place of the #3 ingredient I used some Beet Juice I had gotten from my local juice store and boy was it a refreshing change!! To be super healthy make sure all are organic.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Sports Drink


  • Serving Size: 16-20oz

The following are some things I use for getting in shape and making the sports drink.

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