Make Your Own Electrolyte Water: A Delicious Way to HydrateAuthor: Israa Alia, RDN, MBA Date: June 01, 2019
To hydrate better and stay hydrated longer, add some electrolytes to your diet! Our electrolyte water is a simple and delicious way to do that. It’s like making your own sports drink — without all the added sugar.
Electrolytes are minerals in the blood, such as sodium and potassium, that help your body regulate fluid levels.1 Drinks with more electrolytes will help you stay hydrated longer than plain water. Citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes, have a lot of electrolytes. So does the coconut water in our recipe.
Below you’ll find one way to make this drink, but you can change it in all kinds of ways to suit your taste.
If you have kidney disease or congestive heart failure, check with your doctor before you make this drink. You might need to limit your fluid intake.
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Makes two 8-ounce servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Cooking tools: Medium mixing bowl, 2 glasses
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
- 1 1/2 cups coconut water
- 2 cups cold water
- 1. Combine salt, lemon juice, lime juice, and agave nectar or honey in a large measuring cup or bowl.
- 2. Stir in coconut water and cold tap water.
- 3. Pour over two glasses filled with ice.
Make It Your Own
There are many ways to put your own spin on electrolyte water:
- Use baking soda instead of salt if you have high blood pressure or are on a low-sodium diet.
- Use oranges or grapefruit instead of lemons and limes for a different taste.
- Add fresh mint or ginger for flavor.
- Use sparkling water in place of tap water for added taste.
- Add oral electrolyte powder for more electrolytes.
- 1. WebMD