Unless you purchase an all natural Sports Drink without any added sugars, flavors and colors, chances are you’ll be getting a good dose of nastiness that isn’t too “sporty”. Our bodies require a certain balance of minerals and electrolytes to remain properly hydrated. This can be especially delicate and crucial in times of intense physical activity or other strain, such as illness. I tell my kiddos to drink until their lips feel soft and juicy and then drink often enough to keep them feeling that way. If your lips are dry or if thirst is felt, you are already dehydrated.
Below is a fantastic homemade electrolyte drink that is featured in my SUPERHERO SMOOTHIE BOOK.
4 ribs of celery snapped in half
1 large lemon, cut in quarters (peel on or off)
1 Tablespoon of honey
dash of mineral salt
6 cups of water
Blend celery, lemon and water in a high speed blender until you reach a smooth consistency.
Then, strain the pulp though a nut milk bag or sieve.
Put the juice back in the blender. Add one tablespoon of honey and sprinkle in a touch of mineral salt.
Blend on low. Serve and in*joy 🙂