Workout Lemonade (Sugar-free, made with BCAAs)

Workout Lemonade (Sugar-free, made with BCAAs)

Let’s pretend it’s hot outside. Like SO hot outside that you can feel the sun burning your skin and all you want to do is drink this lemonade and eat ice cream.

Winter isn’t real. Summer lasts forever.

Sound good?

Workout Lemonade (Sugar-free, made with BCAAs)

Workout Lemonade (Sugar-free, made with BCAAs) from Hungry Gator Gal

I started making this lemonade to drink before Ranger Challenge workouts. It gives me the perfect boost to make Daily 100s (i.e. 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups), interval training and long runs easier.

There’s NO way I’m waking up at 4 a.m. to eat something. I just can’t handle it. But chugging a glass of this lemonade 30 minutes before starting a 5:30 a.m. workout? That I can do.

I also sip on a glass after a workout too since I basically lose all the water in my body after one of those workouts. #sweatybeast

Workout Lemonade (Sugar-free, made with BCAAs) from Hungry Gator Gal

I also sip on this lemonade when I’m studying or wickedly craving carbs or sugar even though I’m not hungry. The BCAAs stop me from eating purely out of stress or boredom.

In other words, it prevented this image from happening during my two weeks of law school exams.


Some of you may think supplements are only for the super serious bodybuilders or the really ripped guys at the gym, but it’s not true. BCAAs in particular provide a host of benefits if you’re looking to build muscle, lose weight, lose fat or prevent muscle breakdown. And if my suspicions are correct and you’re serious about fitness, you’re trying to do at least one of these things.

So without further adieu, here’s the recipe for your new favorite drink. 🙂

Workout Lemonade (Sugar-free, made with BCAAs)


  • 10 grams BCAAs [I use 4 teaspoons of BCAA powder (affiliate link!) It’s one of the cheapest available online.]
  • About 16 ounces of water (You can use more or less.)
  • Juice from one lemon.
  • A few dashes of pure stevia extract. [I use Trader Joe’s or Now Foods Organic Stevia(affiliate link!)]


  1. Fill a large glass 3/4 of the way to the top with water.
  2. Add the BCAAs and stevia extract.
  3. Squeeze in the lemon juice.
  4. Stir.
  5. Drink!


  1. Do you use supplements?
  2. If so, what do you use? 

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