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Homemade electrolyte drink

One very common question in the yoga studio from students is;

“What do you drink to stay hydrated?”

Many of us athletes experience muscle cramping and fatigue, which could be a sign of dehydration.

If you are like me, you are tired of the endless products drowning the market, claiming to be “the best electrolyte” drink ever.

Not only are bottled drinks bad for the environment by putting needless and endless amounts of plastics (yes, even if recycled) into the environment, but they also tend to be full of sugars, coloring agents, or, my favorite pet peeve, “natural flavors” – who knows what that is…

Why make your own electrolyte drink:

- Reduce consumption of plastic packaging.

- Cost-effective – like a crazy cost-effective, you could buy the below-listed ingredients for around $100. You could split all the ingredients with a friend, and you would still have enough salts for 20 years. :- ) and salts do not expire!

- You are in full control of ingredients.

- Freedom to be creative: you can add this recipe to protein drinks, lemonade, or any choice of light natural fruit juice.

Homemade electrolyte drink:

1/4 tsp of each ingredient below per one liter of liquid,

except for the Magnesium Citrate (1/2 tsp).

Here is the list of mineral salts I add to my water bottle every day:

2. Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

You can also add fulvic minerals to your water.

If you don't like the salty flavor, you can add some other natural flavoring, such as a splash of 100% cranberry juice or 1/2 lemon. I try to add the lowest amount possible to minimize sugar. I usually fill up a big bottle and consume the minerals slowly throughout the day. I also alternate that with some herbal tea.

To turn your electrolyte drink into a nutritious protein smoothie:

- Redmond Real Salt -1/4 tsp

- Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) -1/4 tsp

- Magnesium Citrate -1/2 tsp

- Potassium Citrate -1/4 tsp

- Potassium Bicarbonate -1/4 tsp

- Vanilla Protein Powder -2 scoops (I prefer Nuzest brand because it is clear of additives)

- Frozen raspberries – 1.5 cups

- Ice

- Almond milk (or any other milk)

- Raw shaved coconut – 1 cup

- Water to taste


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