Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe
Making your own homemade electrolyte drink will save you time, money and it’s healthier than the store bought drinks with artificial ingredients. Caring for a sick child usually happens at the worst times. They don’t seem to give us any forewarning that they are falling ill and instead we end up with a sick child in the middle of the night. The last thing you want to do is run to town for Pedialyte in the middle of the night. Make your own homemade electrolyte drink recipe instead!
Why A Homemade Electrolyte Drink?
Making your own homemade electrolyte drink is SO easy! It’s much easier than a trip to the store with a sick kid. What I love about this recipe is that it doesn’t use Kool Aid or Jell-O as many recipes do. It’s all natural and will help replenish those lost electrolytes and keep your child hydrated.
No Mother has time for tricky recipes which is why I love this one. It is a quick dump and shake together in a pint size mason jar and you are done! Just mix together 1 ½ – 2 cups of water, juice of half a lemon, ⅛ to ¼ tsp real sea salt, Himalayan salt, or Celtic sea salt (aides in balancing electrolytes), and 2 tsp of raw local honey. If you don’t have local honey then use this one.
The easiest way to mix this homemade electrolyte drink is to dump it all in a pint size mason jar, put the lid on and give it a shake. You can also double, triple or quadruple this recipe if more than one family member is sick. Just mix it up in a pitcher if you make a larger batch. I also like to add in probiotics to help the stomach bacteria get back to normal quicker.
I find that generally when one of my children is sick, it isn’t long before several of them have it. It can be difficult to keep track of temperatures, symptoms, medication doses and not mix anyone up. With the Kinsa thermometer and app you can easily keep track of all of these and more! It allows you to set up family profiles for each family member so you can easily track their temperature readings, log their symptoms and make note of what time you gave their last dose of medicine.
The thermometer can attach directly to your phone or you can use the extension cord (which I prefer). It requires no batteries so it will always be ready to go whenever sickness strikes!
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Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups water
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/8 to 1/4 tsp real sea salt
- 2 tsp raw honey local if possible or use this one
- Combine ingredients into a pint mason jar, place the lid on and shake well. Alternatively you can double or triple the recipe and make it in a pitcher.
- Store in the fridge up to a week.
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What is your favorite homemade remedy when your kids are sick?
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That sounds absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to make this!
How cool! I think it’s neat to be able to make your own electrolyte water, and that thermometer is impressive.
I LOVE technology!!! Our thermometer is on the fritz so I am totally buying this one… It looks amazing!
This looks really good is is sort of like what I drink daily! I can’t go a day without my lemon water!
Keeping kids hydrated, especially when they are sick is super-important. This drink sounds delicious and that thermometer sounds very cool. Thanks for sharing.
I’ve seen this thermometer. It is very cool. I like the technology of it.
It is such a neat thermometer.
It would be so cool to start making my own electrolyte drinks like this. That thermometer system is so cool!
I always make my own when the kids are sick… scary to think what’s in packaged ones!
I love the idea of making a homemade electrolyte drink, especially when it is this easy to do! I don’t want to give my kids all the extra in the store-bought brand so this is a great alternative for us.
It is a great way to know exactly what is going in the drink.
This is such a great idea. The sports drinks can be expensive to buy. I will have to share this with my friends with little ones.
I love the idea of the electolyte drink. The app with the popping bubble would have kept my kids busy for much longer than taking their temperature. In fact, I think I need this app for me.
Now that looks like an awesome electrolyte drink! I think my kids would actually drink that one!
When my kids are sick, we do a lot of chicken based drinks/foods. Plus encouraging them to drink a lot.
Oh this would be so wonderful to make when he is sick! I will have to try this for him next time he is sick. I love the idea of being able to make at home! I have purchased some at the store…and then when he is sick…they are expired. Last think I want to do it have to take him out to the store…so I love this idea!
Nothing worse than buying something and having it expire before you can use it.
My favorite go to when the kids are sick is warm lemon juice and honey with fresh ginger shavings and pepper. Tomato soup is another great remedy
I have heard of some like this that use cyan or even chili peppers.
Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂
yum! this sounds great and perfect for staying hydrated.
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It is such a great way to make sure you stay hydrated while being under the weather.
This is great for our those hot Summer days ahead. Pinned your recipe and will be making a batch this weekend! So glad I saw your link at the Creativity Unleashed Party 🙂
my daughter has 4 small children too,so this would be great for her to have on hand
a great tip
Or you could purchase Wubba Water, an organic electrolyte drink for kids. No synthetic dyes, no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, less than 2 grams of sugar/serving and comes in 12 oz bottles. http://www.wubbawater.com. Also avail on Amazon. Oh, and tastes great!
Can totaled lemon juice be used in place of fresh?
Correction, can “bottled” lemon juice be used in place of fresh?
Yes, 100% lemon juice
I use the recipe every time i feel sick. I had a lot of dehydration before and after i had my gallbladder removed and this helped soooo much! Plus it taste great!
Thank you for sharing! I’m so glad you enjoy the electrolyte recipe and that it has helped you feel better.
IODIZED salt. Discuss this. So many changed to sea salt thinking they are being healthy but don’t realize you NEED iodine for the immune system. Be sure you use iodized sea salt or iodine salt.
I don’t ever recommend table salt as it is a very processed version of salt that has been stripped using toxic methods and bleached. I recommend Redmond’s sea salt or pink himalayan salt. They are full of electrolytes that are necessary for the body. For iodine supplementation I recommend Lugol’s iodine.