Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Katie Mae Stanley. Katie is a dorm “mama” to 16 amazing girls ages 5 to 18 at a home and school for the Deaf in Baja California, Mexico. She is happiest in the kitchen creating nourishing meals and home remedies or outside with at least one of her girls at her side. She grew up using herbal supplements but didn’t discover the joy of making her own until 2008. Katie is passionate about real food, herbs and simple living. You can find her blogging about all these things and more on her blog, Nourishing Simplicity where she is living simply by God’s grace.
The sweat is dripping off your brow after a long day playing out in the hot sun. Your energy is zapped so you reach into the cooler for a bright colored electrolyte drink. Just what your body needed right? Or maybe not. Most electrolyte drinks are full of chemicals, refined sugar, food dyes, artificial flavorings and vegetable oils. Yup, just what the doctor ordered right?
Why not try a mineral rich homemade citrus electrolyte drink that is ready in minutes? It can be made from fresh squeezed citrus, real salt, raw honey and filtered water. It’s time to replenish your body the right way. This electrolyte drink is not only for those that have been working out hard or playing in the sun for too long. If you are sick, pregnant, nursing or simply not able to stay hydrated by drinking water this drink may help. It’s time to nourish your body the right way with real foods that contain minerals that will hydrate, soothe and heal.
Homemade Lemon Electrolyte Drink
1 quart filtered water
½ cup lemon or lime juice*
3 TBS raw honey
½ tsp Real or Celtic salt
Blend all the ingredients together in a blender until the honey dissolves.
*Another great flavor combo would be 1/4 cup orange juice and a 1/4 cup lemon juice.