How to Make Your Own Sugar-Free Electrolyte Drink

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Whether you’re working out, recovering from illness, following a special way of eating like the Keto diet, or just want to keep your electrolyte minerals up for general health and to combat stress, it’s a great idea to take electrolytes. You can buy premade electrolyte powders, pills, and beverages, but I will show you how to make your own electrolyte drink that is super easy and economical.

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Which Electrolytes Do We Need to Take?

While the body uses over 90 electrolytes daily, the three electrolytes which are regularly found in electrolyte drinks are potassium, sodium, and magnesium. Our bodies use these three minerals a lot and they are depleted sometimes rapidly during physical exertion, dieting, illness, and stress.

Sometimes companies add calcium and vitamins to their electrolyte mixes, as well. Since many of us get enough calcium from our food and take vitamin supplements, I prefer to not add these to the electrolyte drink mix. If you know for sure from lab tests that you are low in calcium, you could add a little calcium to yours. Excess calcium can lead to kidney stones and other health risks, so be sure to check into that before adding it to your drink mix.

 

 

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Making an electrolyte drink is not an exact science. In fact, as you begin to make this and drink it daily, you may find that your body needs more or less of some of the minerals. I first learned how to make your own electrolyte drink from Dr. Ken Berry and I have adapted it here.

  • 1/2 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt  (Provides Sodium, Chloride and Trace Minerals)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Potassium (like No Salt or Nu-Salt)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Magnesium Glycinate
  • 2 Tablespoons real lemon juice or juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons raw Apple Cider Vinegar (with the “mother”)
  • 10-15 drops liquid Stevia or your favorite sweetener (optional)
  • 1 quart filtered, spring, reverse osmosis or well water

Mix until the minerals are dissolved in the water. Drink this over ice or at room temperature if desired. I like to make this in the morning and put it in the frig to have as a pick-me-up in the afternoon.

You can make it without the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar if you would like to. Also, flavored stevia drops are delicious in this, too, like these berry-flavored Stevia drops!

 

 

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Where to you buy powdered minerals to make an Electrolyte Drink mix?

To make it easy, I have linked the hard-to-find products with my favorite brands on Amazon. You can also get No Salt and Pink Himalayan Salt at the grocery store.

 

 

Symptoms of Low or Imbalanced Electrolytes

If you’re still feeling tired after getting enough sleep and eating healthy foods, it may be a sign that you need more electrolytes. Try drinking this throughout the afternoon, and see if it doesn’t help that tired feeling. According to Medical News Today, other symptoms of electrolyte depletion or imbalance are:

  • muscle cramps
  • muscle twitching
  • weakness
  • brain fog
  • irregular heartbeats
  • fluctuating blood pressure
  • and more

To find out if you have an electrolyte imbalance, you may want to get blood tests done and get checked by your physician.

 

 

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Sugar-free Electrolyte Drink Mix Recipe

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Keto Sugar-free Electrolyte Drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Carmen @ DiscoverCreateInspire.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt (Provides Sodium, Chloride, and Trace Minerals)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Potassium (like No Salt or Nu-Salt)
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Magnesium Glycinate
  • 2 Tablespoons Real Lemon Juice or 1/2 of one lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons raw Apple Cider Vinegar (with the "mother")
  • 10-15 drops liquid Stevia or your favorite Sweetener to taste (Optional)
  • 1 quart filtered, spring, reverse osmosis or well water

Instructions

  • Mix until the minerals are dissolved in the water.
  • Drink this over ice or at room temperature if desired.
  • I like to make this in the morning and put it in the frig to have as a pick-me-up in the afternoon.

Notes

You can make it without the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar if you would like to.
Also, flavored stevia drops are delicious in this, too!

 

 

 



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