The Lifestyle

Recipe: Homemade Electrolyte Drink

January 26, 2016
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Many sports drinks contain important electrolytes, which is essential for proper hydration when you’re working out hard. But, they’re chock full of non-food sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors, flavorings and more.

We love when you can make a better version of something at home! Here’s a few recipes where you can make your own electrolyte drinks from Everyday Roots. They’re less expensive than Gatorade, with no artificial colors!

Lay-Low Recipe

– 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
– 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
– 1 ½ to 2 cups fresh water, depending on how strong you want the flavor
– 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
– 2 tablespoons natural sugar or honey, to taste

 

Directions

Toss everything into a food blender and blend until the honey is dissolved, or just use some elbow grease and blend it by hand. Pour yourself a tall glass, drop in a few ice cubes, and enjoy.

 

 

Bright €˜n Early Recipe

– 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
– 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
– 1 ½ to 2 cups of fresh water
– 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
– 2 tablespoons natural sugar or honey, to taste

 

Directions

Same as above. You can halve or double the recipe as you need, and feel free to experiment with flavors. Keep in mind citrus fruits, especially orange, are a good source of electrolytes.

 

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Gennis Lafayette, N.C.

Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant

Bar Method Teacher, Palo Alto & San Mateo

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