3 Homemade Healthy Electrolyte-Rich Energy Drinks

[Last Updated on February 11th 2014]

Electrolytes regulate our nerve and muscle function, our hydration, the pH of our blood, rebuilding damaged tissue, and determining blood pressure. There are tons of electrolytes out there, but in our bodies they are basically calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, phosphate and few other minerals, which are vital for survival; not only could we not function if we didn’t have them, if we dilute them too much, it can lead to death by water poisoning.

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It is really easy to prepare this after-sweat drink at home, all you need are ingredients that fall under the blanket statement of being a good source of electrolytes, tasty, or both, such as lemons, limes, oranges, salt, honey, water, coconut water, sugar, strawberries.

Lay-Low Recipe (Blend):

  • 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups fresh water, depending on how strong you want the flavor
  • 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons natural sugar or honey, to taste

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Bright ‘n Early Recipe (Blend):

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups of fresh water
  • 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons natural sugar or honey, to taste

coconut water and strawberries

Sweet and Smoothie recipe:

  • 3 cups of coconut water
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of fresh water
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons natural sugar or honey, to taste



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