Thursday, March 22, 2012

[How to make] Electrolyte Drink!

While the husband is busy drafting out business plans, the wife is here to fill in for the moment.

A few days ago, the husband and I decided to make homemade electrolyte drink. It's like making your own 100Plus #awwyeaah. I consider it a great success, considering that the first batch is not long gone. 

There are tonnes of recipes up on the world wide web, but we took the recipe from FitDay. Enjoy a pictorial approach for those who are more visually inclined. ;) 

  1. You will need • limes • lemons • oranges • table salt (we used iodized salt) • brown sugar • a bottle filled with 1 litre of plain lukewarm water • measuring cup • knife (please be careful!) • juicer (optional)

  2. Cut the limes, lemons and oranges into half. The ratio is basically 1/4 cup of lime juice, 1/4 cup of lemon juice and the juice from one (fairly large) orange - we measured everything in one measuring cup. We used two (2) limes , one lemon and one orange.

  3. Here comes the elbow grease! Squeeze the juice out of them like your life depended on it. As you can tell, they didn't have a chance.

  4. Add your salt (1 teaspoon) and brown sugar (1/2 teaspoon or more, depending how sweet you want it) here.

  5. Make sure you stir the mixture up good! If there's a renegade seed in the mixture, you might want to take care of it now.

  6. Pour the mixture into the water bottle, you know, the one with 1 litre of water inside. Shake it, shake, shake it. 
And that's all there is to it. Enjoy a glass of your homemade electrolyte drink with several cubes of ice and a slice of orange for that tropical touch. Alternatively, you can fill up your water bottle before head out to workout. This will definitely keep you hydrated or rather, rehydrate you as you go.

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