Homemade electrolyte drink Jean Jarrett naturopath Homemade electrolyte drink Jean Jarrett naturopath

Making your own homemade electrolyte drink is a simple and cost-effective way to stay hydrated and replenish electrolytes lost during exercise or illness. Here’s a basic recipe for a homemade electrolyte drink:


2 cups of water (filtered or boiled and cooled)

1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)

2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)

1/4 teaspoon of salt (preferably sea salt or pink Himalayan salt)

Ice (optional)


1. Start by juicing the lemons and limes to obtain fresh citrus juice. You can adjust the ratio of lemon to lime juice to suit your taste.

2. In a pitcher or large glass, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice, lime juice, and water. Mix well.

3. Add the honey or maple syrup to the citrus mixture. Adjust the amount to your preferred level of sweetness. Keep in mind that the sweetness can be adjusted later if needed.

4. Next, add the salt.

5. Stir everything thoroughly until the salt and sweetener are fully dissolved.

6. Taste the homemade electrolyte drink and adjust the sweetness or saltiness if necessary. You can add more honey or salt to suit your preference.

7. If you prefer a chilled electrolyte drink, you can add ice cubes to the pitcher or serve the drink over ice.

8. Pour the homemade electrolyte drink into glasses and enjoy. You can also store any leftover mixture in the refrigerator for up to a few days.

Remember that this homemade electrolyte drink is a basic recipe, and you can customize it further by adding other natural flavorings, such as mint leaves or a touch of ginger, for additional taste variation.

It’s essential to stay properly hydrated, especially during physical activity or when recovering from illness, and homemade electrolyte drinks can be a great way to achieve that. This can also be used if you children just won’t drink water. Being hydrated is also important for focus and concentration at school and for their gut and kidney health.

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Homemade electrolyte drink Jean Jarrett naturopath