Are you always thirsty after exercise or after doing sports? Check out this Homemade Electrolyte Drink for Dehydration. This drink is an electrolyte replacement similar to Gatorade yet healthier as there is no sugar added. Only Natural ingredients are added to this energy drink!
Water is my go to drink. Although I drink a lot of water every day, I still feel very dry especially in the winter. During my visit to a Naturopath, I asked my Naturopath why I always feel dry even with a humidifier in the house.
She introduced me to this DIY Electrolyte Replacement recipe. She asked if I do any sports. I told her I play a lot of volleyball in addition to workout at the gym 2-3 times a week. She immediately recommended this energy drink/electrolyte water to me. This is a great replacement of Gatorade. One day I tested out this electrolyte water recipe and made a few bottles to bring to my volleyball games. My friends at volleyball had a taste test. After they play and sweat, I’d pour them a cup of electrolyte water. They all love it! The drink is so refreshing with all natural ingredients. This drink is a lot healthier than Gatorade as an electrolyte drink.
From Source: Common Symptoms of an electrolyte disorder:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Fast Heart Rate
- Convulsions or seizures
- Diarrhea or constipation
Common Eletrolytes include: Sodium, Chloride, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium.
- 2 Oranges
- 2 limes or lemon (I used Lime in this recipe)
- 4 tbsp of pure Maple Syrup
- 1/2 tsp of Sea Salt /Himalayan salt ( I used Sea Salt in this recipe)
- 2.8 Liters of Water
- In a big bowl, add 2.8 Liters of Water
- Squeeze in 2 Oranges
- Squeeze in 2 Limes/Lemons
- Add 4 tbsp pure Maple Syrup
- Add 1/2 tsp of Sea Salt
- Stir and pour into bottles.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve
2 tbsp lemon juice = 8 ounces of potassium, calcium, magnesium. This provides energy during intense workout. In addition, this detoxifies the liver, balances PH levels and boosts immune system with Vitamin C.
Sea-Salt = Sodium (one of the electrolytes). Sodium is quickest to lose through sweat.
Maple Syrup: Antioxidants, anti-cancer, anti-bacteria, anti-diabetic properties, anti-inflammatory. Check out the Oatmeal recipe whereby you can use Maple Syrup as the healthy choice of sweetener.