Things have been weird for me lately.
In the past month I have visited 3 different doctors, had 5 different tests performed on me, and have been diagnosed with 2 different health conditions. My heart has a leaky valve and I have a nervous system disorder. Shit is weak.
Fortunately, my doctor has given me instructions on simple things that I can do to combat my symptoms. One of them being “drink Gatorade” to increase my electrolyte levels.
Don’t get me wrong, as a lifelong athlete and consumer of delicious sports beverages, I like Gatorade just as much as the next guy or gal. Although, as I have gotten older and turned into a bit of a natural food nut, I try to steer clear from things containing ingredients that I can’t pronounce and artificial food dyes. If I am trying to live until I’m a hundred, these things won’t get me there.
So when my doctor told me to drink store bought sports drinks, I was a little hesitant. Just then the creative part of my brain spoke up. What if I could make my own electrolyte drink?! Something that would give me vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes from nature rather than a factory. Something that would be tasty and refreshing. Something that would improve my health.
Making said beverage was much easier than expected! I introduce to you my faux-Gatorade! An all natural drink containing 100% of you daily vitamin-c, 84 trace minerals, and so much more! You’re welcome leaky heart and weak ass nervous system!
Bonus note for all you fun loving people out there: my drink ended up tasting slightly like a margarita! My inner alcoholic just had to come out and say “heyyyy!”. You’re welcome for that. Enjoy getting healthy party people!
Homemade All-Natural Electrolyte Drink
Prep Time: 15 minutes
- 1 liter coconut water
- 2.5 cups water
- 3 oranges
- 2 lemons
- 2 limes
- 2 Tbps honey
- 1/8 – 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt (to taste)
- Cut fruit in half to prepare for juicing
2. Juice the fruits
3. Add fruit juice, coconut water, filtered water, salt, and honey to blender. Blend until combined.
4. Cheers to health and drink up!
P.S. Add the juiced fruit rinds to a pitcher of water and let sit overnight for a fruity, refreshing beverage! or make them into a citrus tower like we did! Whatever tickles your fancy.