We recently started a workout challenge (more about that later), which was the initial inspiration for trying one of the homemade electrolyte drinks we keep seeing. However, it wasn’t the only inspiration, because unfortunately, a bout of a stomach flu also caught a few of us by surprise. So, rather than drink a sugary sports drink or pedialyte, we decided it was the perfect time to try one of these homemade versions.
Electrolyte drinks support optimal hydration by replacing minerals and electrolytes. We need to replace these electrolytes when we are sick (vomiting or diarrhea) or when we exercise a lot (since we lose potassium and sodium through our sweat). We found this drink on mother nature network.
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 cups of raw coconut water
- 1 cup fresh water
- 2 tbsp organic raw honey
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink salt
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend well.
- Coconut Water: Has 294 mg of potassium and 5 mg natural sugar per glass.
- Orange Juice and Lemon: Contain enzymes, vitamins and natural sugars to sustain your energy during a workout.
- Raw Honey: The phytonutrients in raw honey are both antiviral and antibacterial and boost your immune system. Raw honey also contains important minerals that are critical for many biological processes within your body to maintain overall health and wellbeing.
- Himalayan Salt: A rich source of 84 trace minerals.
We loved our drink! It tasted really good and not too sweet. Cheers!
Photos // Chris Reeves