Republished by request! 😉

IMG_1394I call myself a desert rat because I grew up in the Arizona Sonora Desert in southern Arizona but I’m not really.

At least, not any more.

I haven’t lived there for over twenty years, and my body is way way way not acclimated to such a dry climate these days. As soon as I step off the plane I can almost feel my skin start to turn to powder. No matter how much water I guzzle, after a few days I develop dehydration headaches and nothing will shake them except loading up with electrolytes. No amount of water will do it by that point…I’m not sure about all the chemistry behind it but even though I feel super thirsty I can’t quench it or get rid of the headaches with out at least 16 ounces of electrolytes a day.

And those drinks aren’t expensive. In fact I can usually find them for anywhere from 69¢ to 89¢ which is practically nothing since I only need to drink one a day. But what exactly is in them? What makes them that brilliant blue or bright neon yellow color? And the sugar? Is all that really necessary? I think not. I’m specifically looking for the minerals because that’s what the body is lacking is that kind of situation.

With an upcoming trip on the (very near!!) horizon, I got to searching around and compiled some ideas I found online into my own version of a refreshingly delicious electrolyte drink.

Here’s the very simple recipe:

 

 

Refreshing Citrus Electrolyte Drink

Ingredients

  • 1 organic lemon
  • 1 organic orange
  • 2 tablespoons organic raw honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 16oz water
  • Mint sprig, optional
  • Juice of 1 lime, optional

Directions

Step 1
Blend all ingredients in a blender except the mint, if using.
Step 2
Pour over ice, top with a sprig of mint and garnish the glass with a slice of citrus if you want to make it festive! Enjoy!

 

I could drink this all summer long! ….let’s hope it works. I’ll give you an update this time next week because I’ll know by then, having been there for several days.