Homemade Electrolyte Lemonade -an easy recipe for making this refreshing electrolyte drink with all natural, sugar-free ingredients. This hydrating DIY electrolyte drink will help your recover and replenish essential minerals -the perfect post-workout refreshment.
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?
This recipe for homemade electrolyte lemonade uses Stevia as sweetener. Feel free to leave it out if you are on a Whole30 or choose another sweetener that suits your lifestyle.
🤔 Does Lemonade Have Electrolytes?
Lemonade does indeed have electrolytes. 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. They are also high in vitamin C, so not only does this drink replenish electrolytes, but it also gives your immunity a boost.
🍋 Ingredients You’ll Need
Lemons (juiced) - give this drink that classic refreshing tart lemonade flavor.
Sea Salt - is minimally processed and contains minerals like potassium, iron and calcium.
Trace Mineral Drops - see heading below.
Filtered 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.
💭What are Trace Mineral Drops?
Trace minerals are found in plants and animal products and are needed in minimal amounts in humans. While most of our minerals come from eating plants, it's safe to say that the nutrients in the soil that are FEEDING the plants have drastically decreased due to over farming, industrial chemicals, etc.
That's why I use a concentrated trace mineral supplement to supplement whatever minerals my body might be deficient of.
📖 How To Make Lemonade Electrolyte Drink
1️⃣ In a pitcher or 1-gallon jar, add in all ingredients.
2️⃣ Stir vigorously until the sea salt has dissolved and everything is fully combined.
3️⃣ To serve, pour over a tall glass of ice and enjoy!
Store homemade electrolyte lemonade in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
This beverage is super easy to customize and make your own. Add more flavor, substitute the sweetener, etc. Check out these ideas:
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!
The major electrolytes are sodium, potassium and chloride. Adequate intake of all 3 promotes overall good health.
A diet rich in fruit juices, coconut water, bananas, avocado and dairy products can increase electrolytes naturally.
The most common sign of an electrolyte efficiency is painful muscle cramping. You may also experience brain fog, dizziness, weakness and an irregular heartbeat.
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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Electrolyte Lemonade | DIY Easy Recipe
- 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.