Homemade Electrolyte Drink

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Spring has finally sprung in beautiful New Hampshire! 

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All the leaves are in and wildflowers are beginning to bloom. Everything is lush and green. We went on a beautiful walk over the weekend on an old rail trail. Then ventured off into the woods for a look-see.

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I thought New Hampshire was gorgeous in the winter, but spring…wow! I can only imagine what fall will bring with all of the reds, yellows, and oranges. Mother Nature is making up for the dry spell we had for a while. It was so windy and rained so much a few days ago, I had to pot my front porch plants on the kitchen counter.

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Worked out just fine!

One day last week we had an 85 degree day with an equal amount of humidity. Since I’m not quite sure how to work our new tractor I decided I would fertilize our (very large) lawn with a push fertilizer. In the heat and humidity, it was a major workout. I was shocked at how hot I felt, how much sweat was pouring off of me, and by how flushed I was when I came in the house. I realized that I was going to have to hydrate a little differently in New Hampshire than I did in Washington if I plan on working outside in the heat and humidity.

I ran across this website post on Facebook and thought it was such a good idea to make my own “Gatorade”! It’s so easy to make and I can use organic ingredients, leave the corn syrup out and who knows what else goes into those commercial sports drinks.

You can use the recipe I created below, or you can go to FitDay.com and try out some of their recipes.

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Homemade Electrolyte Drink

8 Cups Spring Water

12 oz. Can of Frozen Organic 100% Orange Juice

Juice of 2 Organic Limes

Juice of 2 Organic Lemons

1 teaspoon Iodized Salt

Place all ingredients in a container that is easy to pour, stir until combined. Refrigerate or pour into water bottles and refrigerate or freeze.

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Happy spring from Us to You!

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6 thoughts on “Homemade Electrolyte Drink

  1. I am definitely going to be needing this during the summer too. What a lovely simple tasty recipe. I shall make a jug for the fridge! I love the shots of your walk.. you are right.. it really is beautiful there, the dogs must be having a grand time! Have the bears woken up yet? c

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  2. I did love your winter wonderland images but it does seem your Spring photos show a wonderful time to be in New Hampshire as well. I had to look up what 85F is and it’s 29C here and sounds just perfect but I guess a shock after you’ve had cold weather for so long. That’s a lovely looking refreshing drink xx

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  3. I love hot weather and 85 degrees isn’t bad, it’s the humidity that we’re not used to. Makes the heat a bit more harsh. Love how it makes my skin and sinuses feel though! 🙂

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