In the summer especially, dehydration is a real possibility. Rehydration or electrolyte drinks are a better option than plain water, but commercial drinks can be expensive, as well as filled with artificial flavors and colors (which some women don’t like and can sometimes cause headaches). A cheaper and healthier option is to make it at home!
The nice thing about this recipe is that you can customize it to a flavor that you like. It’s also very healthy. My kids love it too! They think they are drinking “lemonade” although it’s not really that sweet.
- 1/4 c. lemon, lime, or orange juice (or whatever you like)
- 2 – 3 tbsp. honey (or other sweetener; but honey is really healthy!)
- 1/4 tsp. high-quality sea salt
- 1 quart of water
Mix together fresh-squeezed juice (if possible) with honey, sea salt, and water. Drink as desired!
Feel free to get creative with this. You could use pureed strawberries, cherries, blueberries, etc. if you wanted to. We usually do this with lemons or limes because we have them on hand.
Other sweeteners are okay to use, but honey has nutrients in it that are beneficial and won’t spike your blood sugar quite like white sugar would. This isn’t supposed to be a really sweet drink; it will taste more like a Gatorade-type drink.
Have you ever made your own electrolyte drink?
Top image by betsyweber