Homemade Electrolyte Lemonade Recipe

Make an easy DIY electrolyte drink right at home with this Homemade Electrolyte Lemonade Recipe! This refreshing drink keeps me hydrated all summer long and I know you’ll love how easy it is to mix water, fresh lemon juice, trace minerals, and salt together to make the perfect post workout or summer drink!

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Orange Theory workouts are no joke. My twice weekly sessions push me to my limits in the best of ways. Inevitably, I’m a sweaty, salty mess afterwards and my dog certainly appreciates it. He can’t stop licking me after an Orange Theory workout 🙄 …I am his electrolyte supplement.

It’s times like this when I need more than just plain water to hydrate and replace lost electrolytes. Without proper hydration, it is common to feel sluggish after a tough workout. That’s where this homemade electrolyte lemonade comes in. This drink contains salt and trace minerals to boost electrolytes and improve overall health.

Honestly, I love sipping on this drink even when I’m not working out. I stay hydrated so much longer and don’t feel the ill effects of dehydration. Plus, drinking something slightly salty makes me crave more thirst-quenching liquid so I drink more, and I never feel like I am skimping out on my fluid intake. Plus, I mean …it’s lemonade and who doesn’t love lemonade?

When I’m not drinking this lemonade, I opt for homemade electrolyte gummies or make sure I’m getting hydrated with cucumber salad or 3 ingredient watermelon lemonade.

🤔 Does Lemonade Have Electrolytes?

Lemonade (if using fresh lemon juice) does indeed have *some* electrolytes, but not enough. Fruit juices in general are good sources of electrolytes, but lemons naturally contain an abundance of potassium and trace amounts of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. (i.e. You won’t find electrolytes in Crystal Light or Minute Maid lemonade!)

🍋 Ingredient Notes

  • Fresh Lemons (juiced) – You’ll need freshly squeezed lemon juice to make this recipe. Juice from fresh lemons hasn’t been pasteurized or tampered with so the natural health benefits remain. Buy lemons that are heavy for their size and use a simple lemon squeezer to get the most juice out.
  • Sea Salt – You’ll need a good quality sea salt to get the most benefit. My absolute favorite to use is Redmond Real Salt because it has extra minerals and you can seriously taste the difference! Its worth the price and I use it on all of my food.
  • Trace Mineral Drops – Unfortunately, our soil is just getting SO depleted of the minerals we need to keep our bodies functioning. I’ve been using a trace mineral supplement for years to make sure my family and I are getting what we need. All you need is a few drops and the bottle lasts a long time!
  • Filtered Water – Clean water is better for you than tap because it removes all of the junk leaving water that’s safer to drink.
  • Stevia (or sweetener of choice) to taste – sweetens this lemonade to perfection without any refined sugar. You can also omit the sweetness if you like a REALLY tart drink.

📖 Easy Instructions for DIY Electrolyte Lemonade

In a pitcher or 1-gallon jar, add in all ingredients. Stir vigorously until the sea salt has dissolved and everything is fully combined. Let it chill in the fridge for a few hours or serve over a tall glass of ice and enjoy! Store homemade electrolyte lemonade in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

🔀 Customize It

  • Add fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, diced watermelon, blueberries, diced peaches, etc.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs like sprigs of rosemary, lavender, mint, sweet basil, etc.
  • Instead of Stevia, you can use honey or agave syrup as sweetener. Omit the sweetener if you’re doing a Whole30.
  • Serve electrolyte lemonade over ice or better yet, serve frozen -because if there’s anything better than a thirst-quenching lemonade on a hot day, it’s a FROZEN thirst-quenching lemonade on a hot day.
  • To make a frozen homemade lemonade, fill a tall glass with ice and top with homemade lemonade (that way you’re only adding ice to what you need and what’s left doesn’t get watered down). Next, dump the contents of the glass into a blender with a small handful of extra ice and blend! Pour back into the glass and enjoy!


What are the 3 main electrolytes?

The major electrolytes are sodium, potassium and chloride. Adequate intake of all 3 promotes overall good health.

How can I get electrolytes naturally?

A diet rich in fruit juices, coconut water, bananas, avocado and dairy products can increase electrolytes naturally.

What are the symptoms of low electrolytes?

The most common sign of an electrolyte efficiency is painful muscle cramping. You may also experience brain fog, dizziness, weakness and an irregular heartbeat.

What if I don’t have trace mineral drops?

If you don’t have trace mineral drops for this recipe, it won’t alter the flavor. Just be sure your diet is rich in minerals to ensure your fueling your body with what it needs.

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DIY Electrolyte Lemonade

This electrolyte lemonade contains body quenching sodium, magnesium, potassium and concentrated trace minerals you may be missing out on in your diet!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 14 cups
Calories: 9kcal


  • 1 Gallon Sized Pitcher or Jar


  • 4 Lemons juiced
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp Trace Mineral Drops
  • 14 cups Filtered Water
  • Stevia or Sweetener of choice to taste


  • Add all ingredients in a one gallon jar or pitcher.
  • Stir until salt is dissolved.
  • Will last in the fridge for 7 days.


Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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  1. I just noticed a little typo. In the electrolyte description you say electrolyte efficiency instead of deficiency. Sorry if a million people have already commented.

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