Summertime brings sweet days of freedom for swimming, hiking, and playtime under the hot sun. And during this very special season, hydration is essential to keep us in the game. More than half of our physical bodies are made up of water, and staying hydrated keeps all our systems operating as they should—even our brains!
But a proper fluid balance involves more than just drinking lots of water—you also need electrolytes to help maintain the right voltage in your cells so that they can function efficiently. When you sweat in the summer heat, you lose vital electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and chloride, and if you don’t replenish these essential salts quickly, you’ll feel too depleted to take part in all the fun.
Enter our delicious homemade citrus electrolyte drink—the perfect pick-me-up for the trail, beach, or your very own backyard. Unlike commercial sports beverages that are loaded with refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, and chemical additives, this refreshing citrusy treat is actually as good for you as it tastes! Citrus fruits are a great source of potassium and the Celtic sea salt provides a healthy amount of sodium, along with a host of other important trace minerals. Happy hydrating!
• ½ cup fresh orange juice
• ⅛ cup fresh lemon juice
• ⅛ cup fresh lime juice
• 2 cups filtered water, maple water, or coconut water
• 1 tablespoon organic agave (or other natural sweetener)
• ⅛ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
Combine ingredients and stir well, or place in a blender and process briefly until blended, and enjoy!
For more gut-healthy recipes, check out The Hyperbiotics Cookbook.
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