Aquarius Water made with Sports Drink Powder
Deadly sweltering heat has continued here in Japan, and this year, the days with temperatures of 35°c (95°f) or higher are not rare.
Despite that, I plan to go on a picnic with my friends tomorrow, so as a preventive measure against sunstroke, I purchased a product today at a nearby supermarket.
Aquarius Sports Drink Powder from Japan
This time, I picked up this Aquarius sports drink powder, which is only available in Japan, but nowadays, you can buy it on Amazon.com too.
How to Make Aquarius Water
You can easily prepare Aquarius water with these white granules and cold water. For those curious, I share the making process here with photos.
|1||First, put one pack (48 grams) of the Aquarius powder into a water bottle|
|2||Then, pour 1000 ml of chilled water|
|3||If desired, add some ice cubes|
|4||Finally, dissolve the sports drink powder in the water by shaking the bottle.|
Although Coca-Cola Japan recommends making it with one pack (48 grams) of powder and 1 liter of water, you can adjust the taste by altering the amount of water.
But if you make it the same way the maker recommends, the resulting isotonic beverage has almost the same concentration as the bottled Aquarius water sold in grocery stores.
Lastly, let’s see the nutrition facts on the back of the package. Based on that, the Aquarius sports drink powder (48 grams) consists of
- Calories: 186 kcal
- Protein: 0.5 g
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 46 g
- Salt equivalents: 10 g
- Potassium: 100 mg
- Arginine: 267 mg
- Isoleucine: 10 mg
- Valine: 10 mg
- Leucine: 5 mg
Bottled Aquarius water takes up much space in the fridge. But with this powder, you can reduce the space required for storing. Plus, whenever you want, you can easily prepare it with water.