Gnarly’s powder-based sport drink called Hydrate electrolyte mix comes in two different sizes – a 40 serving bag that I have found useful during garage weightlifting sessions, and a 5-pack of single serving travel sticks that are great for running. There were historically three flavor options – Orange Pineapple, Raspberry, and Ruby Red Grapefruit (my favorite), each of which is loaded with B Vitamins and electrolytes. BUT NOW, two new flavors have been released – Salted Margarita and Lemonade!
Much like the grapefruit, I actually really enjoyed the Salted Margarita a lot! I’m not keen on super strong flavors or sugary sweetness mid-run, and for me, the balance here hit the spot perfectly. The powder is easy to mix, easy to drink, and a simple swish of a water bottle or handheld mixed things up perfectly.
My stomach tends to be on the sensitive side, so trying anything new is always a risk and not something I would attempt before heading out for 10 miles in Forest Park. But I had no issues and no concerns with this one. It settled in my stomach well and seemed to provide sufficient energy and hydration for my workouts.
I love that the ingredients list is pretty short and simple, and includes a lot of B vitamins as well as electrolytes – and only 4 grams of added sugar in a serving is a big plus! The Salted Margarita also comes complete with extra sodium.
Honestly the combo of function and taste really have me a Gnarly convert now.