Citrus-Ginger Sports Tonic

Fresh ginger gives this recovery drink a spicy kick. If you love ginger use the full teaspoon, but if you want more of the citrus and honey flavors, use the low end of the ginger range.

Citrus Ginger Sports Tonic
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 small pinch fine sea salt

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice

  • ½ - 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

  • Ice (optional)


  1. In a drinking glass, use a fork to whisk 1 tsp. honey and a small pinch fine sea salt into 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice until it dissolves. Add ¾ cup fresh orange juice and ½ to 1 tsp. finely grated fresh ginger and whisk again. Chill or serve over ice.


This tangy beverage includes sodium along with plenty of potassium courtesy of the citrus juices. Ginger gives it a spicy kick, plus antioxidants and compounds that help fight off bacteria.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

109 Calories
26g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 109
% Daily Value *
Sodium 144mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 99mg 495%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 395mg 8%
Folate, total 59.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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