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Hydrating Electrolyte Drinks 

The sun is shining and the temps are over 100 degrees!!!  One of the biggest struggles for my patients during the summer heat is staying hydrated.  There are lots of electrolyte beverages available at the grocery stores and gas stations, but they are full of processed sugar, food dyes and artificial flavors.   I decided to attempt to create a homemade version of these electrolyte drinks.   My goal was to make a simple and easy base recipe that will allow you to substitute ingredients depending on your tastes.  

Our office taste tested several variations and the recipes below were the winners!   

 

Electrolyte Base Recipe

2 cups liquid (see recipe variations below)

1/8 tsp Himalayan salt  

 

Lemon Lime 

Juice of 1 lemon 

Juice of 1 lime 

Enough water to equal 2 total cups of liquid (depends on how juicy your citrus is) 

1-3 Tbsp agave or honey (sweeten to taste) 

1/8 tsp Himalayan salt 

 

Watermelon Lime

1 cup watermelon juice, (see below) 

Juice of 1 lime 

Enough water to equal 2 total cups of liquid 

1/8 tsp Himalayan salt

*Take about 2-3 cups of watermelon cut into cubes, place in blender or food processor and process until smooth.  Strain juice through a fine mesh strainer. 

 

Watermelon Coconut

1 cup watermelon juice (see above) 

1 cup coconut water 

1/8 tsp Himalayan salt 

 

Coconut Lime 

1 cup coconut water 

Juice of 1 lime 

Enough water to equal 2 cups of total liquid 

1/8 tsp Himalayan salt 

 

Orange Pomegranate

Juice of an orange 

3/4 cup pomegranate juice 

Enough water to equal 2 total cups of liquid 

1/8 tsp Himalayan salt