This homemade electrolyte drink recipe isn’t just for kids or athletes. While exercising, or just plain fulfilling physically demanding work (especially outside), a person’s energy and hydration levels can decrease rapidly. If they are not vigilant or aware, major fatigue can set in quickly and could be potentially dangerous. Most electrolyte drinks (or “sports drinks” as they are commonly called) seek to treat this rapid decrease in energy, but they do so with loads of weird ingredients that, in the long run, do way more harm than good. Adrienne, however, provides us with an excellent homemade electrolyte drink recipe that leaves out the bad stuff and that truly hydrates and energies.
“When you are working in the hot sun, it doesn’t take long before it can take its toll.
Your energy levels plummet. Your legs feel like lead, and you just want to go lay down for a nap…
Recently we had a crew out at the farm building a cob (earthen) oven. Temperatures were dangerously hot – soaring above +30 celsius (+86 F).
This simple, homemade electrolyte replacement drink was created out of necessity that day.
One of the workshop participants started to feel ill from the heat. I whipped up this drink and her recovery was darn close to miraculous. After drinking some of this elixir myself, I experienced the same ‘bounce back’ (as did other workshop participants).
When something works that well, you know it’s time to share
Be forewarned that I put this together without alot of measuring etc (that’s just not my style).
Don’t worry if you have to tweak or adjust based on your taste. Also, when creating the second and third rounds of this drink, I added blueberries for flavour and ginger. The ginger because, according to traditional chinese medicine (TCM) it is essential to good summertime health. Some people also like to add a bit of honey to these drinks, and that’s fine too.
By the way, this is a fantastic alternative to sports drinks like Gatorade if you still drink them. Commercial sports and electrolyte replacement drinks are loaded with bizarre ingredients, artificial sweeteners and food coloring.”