Learn how to make your own electrolyte drink that is simple and cost-effective. With a little experimentation, you can create a drink that not only tastes great but also provides the nutrients your body needs to function at its best.
Are you tired of boring ol’ water, but not a fan of sugary sports drinks? Fear not, my fellow hydration-seekers! By making your own electrolyte drink, you can stay hydrated and replenish your body with the essential minerals it needs–all while satisfying your taste buds. Plus, you’ll save money and have the power to customize the taste to your liking. It’s a win-win(-win?) situation! So grab your lab coat, because we’re about to make some science-y magic happen.
- Water: You can use regular tap water, but I prefer to use filtered or bottled water.
- High quality salt: I recommend using Himalayan Pink Salt because it contains over 80 minerals that your body needs, including calcium, magnesium and potassium which are all essential electrolytes.
- Coconut water: This is an optional ingredient but adds a nice flavor to your drink. Unless of course, you don’t like coconut water. If you don’t have any on hand or don’t like the taste of coconut water, you can skip this step!
- A splash of juice: You could use any flavor of fruit juice but I like to use the lowest in sugar. Or squeeze 1/4. grapefruit, or orange. But remember not too much since we’re trying not to add too much unnecessary sugar, just enough for a bit of flavor and sweetness.
Benefits of the Ingredients
- Water: Hydration
- Salt: Electrolyte balance
- Coconut water: Vitamins and minerals
- Juice: a little Natural sugar and a little flavor. Depending on the fruit some Vitamin C
Carrie’s Fresh Clementine Ginger Hydrator
To make your own electrolyte drink, you’ll need:
- 15 oz water
- 2.5 oz coconut water (if you aren’t adding just add more water)
- the juice of one clementine
- 1/8 teaspoon sea or Himalayan salt
- 1 small piece of ginger skin off
Mix it all together and shake — then drink!
You can also add different fruits and herbs to your electrolyte drink. For example, if you want a more tart flavor, add lemon or lime juice. If you want it to be sweeter, add honey or maple syrup (but not too much!). I love adding green herbs like, mint, basil or even parsley is really detoxifying. I will also add a piece of fresh ginger for some zing. If you have time on your hands, try experimenting with different combinations until you find what works best for your taste buds!
In conclusion, making your own electrolyte drink is a simple and cost-effective way to stay hydrated and replenish your body with essential minerals. With a little experimentation, you can create a drink that not only tastes great but also provides the nutrients your body needs to function at its best. So why not give it a try? Your body will thank you for it!