Homemade Electrolyte Drink (Keto) Recipe

homemade electrolyte drink keto

 

Staying hydrated is not as easy as drinking a gallon of water every day.

During my recent naturopath visit, I was told I was severely dehydrated, even though I drink tons of water every day. He told me that I had to supplement it by adding electrolytes to my water because I didn’t get enough! I figured I’d write a post about it, ‘ cause maybe you’re also dehydrated.

An electrolyte imbalance can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, muscle cramps and muscle spasms. Nothing works properly in your body in case of electrolyte imbalance.

This homemade electrolyte drink is keto and will effectively help your body replenish your mineral supplies increase performance and feel much better.

What are electrolytes?

Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals. They are compounds of potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium, calcium, and phosphate. These micronutrients form ions in water and are capable of conducting electricity, which means they have an electrical charge. They are found in your blood, urine, tissues and other body fluids.

Why are electrolytes important?

  • they balance the fluid levels
  • they regulate cardiac function, blood flow and circulation
  • they balance the acid / base (pH) level of your body
  • they move nutrients in your cells
  • they carry away waste from your cells

They are also essential for cognition and mood, performance and recovery and to replenish perspiration losses! Perspiration is great for detoxification and elimination of heavy metals in the body, but you also need to regenerate into electrolytes afterwards, or you may feel very dizzy and lethargic, or you may have a headache! In other words, they are absolutely essential to feel better (and also beautiful). I find my skin much fatter and less dry after drinking my homemade Gatorade.

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How to resupply your body with electrolytes:

There are many ways. The simplest way is to add real sea salt (no table salt) with 1/2 fresh lemon juice to 16 ounces of water. Add 1/2 teaspoon to begin. Fresh lemon helps with absorption. You should also consider changing the salt you cook and eat with sea salt, instead of table salt because it is stripped of all these beneficial minerals. Table salt is the worst !!

Below you will find other ways to improve your electrolyte resupply! P. S. > > remember that the type of water you drink is also important! See this video about why we use a Berkey water filter.

1. Coconut water:

Coconut water is ideal, but it can be expensive! If only we had access to fresh coconut every day… is that true?! Coconut water contains natural electrolytes, but there are also other options. I like this coconut water.

2 Lyteshow Liquid Drops:

These are liquid drops, which my naturopath recommended. I like them, but they’re not my favorite and they’re kind of expensive. This is a great option, but I felt better with the following options.

3 Vega Sport Hydrator (no sugar):

My sugar-free favorite! I like how that vega powder makes me feel. The berry flavor is my go-to but they also have lime-lime green. It takes a few minutes to dissolve completely, but this will eventually happen. So good and refreshing!

Nuun electrolyte 4 tablets:

These are my second favorite! They are tablets that dissolve in your water and I immediately feel a sense of relief and balance after drinking them. I love the flavors and these are the easiest to travel. They are not sugar-free, but have a low enough sugar content for me to be kind to them at all.

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I go even further and add the Vega hydrator to my water, with 1/2 fresh lemon! I like the extra flavor and feel it absorbs even better. It is the ideal refreshing drink in the summer or after a sweat training! I also drank it in the morning if I feel helpless.

lemon lime refreshing drink

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces of filtered water
  • 1/2 fresh lemon or lime juice (sometimes I use a whole lemon too, if it is small)
  • few ice cubes (optional)
  • sea salt
  • reusable straw

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large jar or cup and enjoy!
  2.  ….That’s all 🙂

homemade electrolyte drink (keto)
 
Ingredients
  • 24 ounces of filtered water
  • ½ fresh lemon, juice (sometimes I use a whole lemon too, if it is small)
  • few ice cubes (optional)
  • sea salt
  • reusable straw
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large jar or cup and enjoy!
  2. ....That's all 🙂

 

You can also add coconut water and mint leaf for even better presentation and health benefits

I hope you find this recipe useful! Electrolytes are absolutely essential and I do not think there is enough talk about this.

lime mint tonic

Jennifer - Paleoteam

Jennifer - Paleoteam

Jennifer is an author of few culinary books, mom and a happy housewife passionate about cooking and pastry. I share my recipes and tips through my blog...I hope you enjoy your stay and will find the information and cooking tips I share helpful for your kitchen journey :-).

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