This homemade and healthy electrolyte drink keeps you hydrated while out in the sun or exercising. Plus, it’s so easy to make and tastes great!
It’s getting hot hot hot.
… to put things simply.
If you wanted a little more detail, I could tell you that it’s now so hot that I leave a little sweat mark on any surface I come into contact with. But that’s just gross. And I’m a lady. So shhh don’t tell anybody.
With all the extra sweating happening these days, it’s extra important to stay hydrated.
Proper hydration is absolutely vital to good health. In fact, you may just be amazed at the difference in your physical and mental health once you start drinking the proper amount of water.
Water makes up 55-60% of our body bodies and is responsible for a number of processes from flushing toxins to transporting nutrients within cells and maintaining normal electrical properties of cells. It’s also essential for digestion and the body’s natural healing processes.
This homemade and healthy electrolyte drink is a tasty way to ensure you’ll be hydrated all summer long.
And it’s filled with just a few all-natural ingredients, making it a far better option than those nasty, neon, store-bought electrolyte sports drinks (read: those “thirst quenching” drinks that end in -ade) which are a stew of unhealthy ingredients like sugar, high fructose corn syrup, brominated vegetable oil (which has actually been banned in some countries), and artificial colors (some of which have also been banned in other countries).
Homemade & Healthy Hydrating Electrolyte Drink
- 16 oz filtered water
- 4 oz freshly-squeezed citrus juice (I prefer lime and orange)
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1/8 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt, Real Salt, or Celtic sea salt
About these ingredients
Mineral-rich sea salt: I know this one’s always a head-scratcher since many people believe salt dehydrates, which it does in excess. But in moderation salt actually enables cell hydration as salts = electrolytes and electrolytes help maintain the balance of fluids between the intracellular (inside the cell) and extracellular (outside the cell) environments. This balance is necessary for hydration as well as nerve impluses, muscle function, and pH balance. You will want to use a high-quality, mineral-rich sea salt such as pink Himalayan sea salt, Real Salt, or Celtic sea saltug rather than typical table salt, which is highly refined and stripped of its mineral content.
Citrus juice: Citrus fruits contain calcium and potassium, which, when combined with salt, provide a balance of pH and fluid levels in the body.
Raw honey: Raw honey is filled with minerals and antioxidants, making it a healthy alternative to cane sugar. The natural sugars found in raw honey are quickly converted to energy, making it an especially great addition if you’re going to be using this drink during sports or exercise.
Filtered water: This one’s a little more obvious!
Simply combine all ingredients in a jar, shake, and enjoy!
This homemade and healthy hydrating electrolyte drink is also great for the flu and stomach bugs.
… or a hangover.