So I’ve been told twice by my dietitian, my stoma nurse and my surgeon to drink isotonic drinks in varying degrees.
So I had been at the beginning of my journey as an ostomate on and off drinking either the Lucozade raspberry or passion-fruit sports drinks. They are fine when in a pinch or on offer but they are pretty expensive when you are on a budget. The tesco active range is pretty good money wise and doesn’t taste too bad either.
But it’s still pretty costly and the St Marks solution is a faff on (well it is if you are lazy and don’t have the bits in) plus in my opinion tastes vile.
So 00Steve had been looking at pre-made mixes, you know like the ones athletes or people into their sport would buy. He found some good deals on amazon (he is a self proclaimed amazon whore) this weekend he remembered to buy me some after a walk round the village left me feeling particularly unwell and unusually tired (although I doubt the miscarriage helped)
So this stuff arrived and he bought me citrus flavour. It is HUGE and smells like citrus so that was a good sign. Now I’ve got to drink 1 L of this a day before I drink anything else (on advice from the dietitian) It seems simple enough, 250 ml in a bottle, tip 2 scoops in, shake and add another 250 ml. There is half already.
I was worried it would be like the maxijule or other powder to water drinks and taste like it’s powdered water. But I am impressed it doesn’t taste like powder, it still tastes citrusy, it’s even something 00Steve could drink if we were out and about hiking as he said it also tasted better than he expected. It goes as you can see clear as if nothing was in it.
I have a feeling there was an offer on this isotonic powder but if you scout around I’m sure you can find something to fit your price range. The only downside for me is I work nights and if I do Sunday till Wednesday am I’m not at home for those days. Would need to look at a way I could carry the powder and the scoop so I could still have the drink. I’m sure I have some tupper ware that will be fit for purpose.