So I'm looking for a healthy alternative to the usual sports drinks. I want something that will give me the electrolytes or whatever else one needs after and during long runs, without a million calories and also without fake chemical sugars like sucralose. I don't care if it tastes disgusting.
I've looked at most of the supermarket brands and they usually have artificial sweeteners and colors and everything else. It's just frustrating because I'm so careful day to day with eating healthy (I'm vegan, and I avoid heavily processed food/drink) and I don't want to make sports drinks, which I will consume so often, the exception to my healthy diet. Last summer I just used water even on long runs (didn't use energy gels either), but I wasn't as focused on improving endurance/performance as I am hoping to be this season, and I had a hard time running more than an hour and 45 mins without more energy in some form.