Electrolyte drinks are great after sports to quench your thirst BUT they are also great for rehydrating your skin.
We live in a climate with VERY cold winters. In these months our skin gets so dry. Kids playing outside for hours their skin gets so dry and cracked. We would slather on the hand cream and it helped a little.
I mentioned it to my brother one day and he said he drinks Gatorade to help, he would drink it and it helped hydrate his skin.
* (please note I am not a doctor nor do I have any studies to prove that this is true only from personal experience ...just a Mom looking for a solution)
So we tried it and it worked! Dry skin was healing.
Thinking that we could create our own was a fun idea since we drink it often.
We created three different flavors using the same recipe just switching out the juice flavour and the lemon or lime flavour. My family likes the sweeter versions so we use juice from concentrate but you can also make a more natural version with 100% Fruit Juice.
Sports Drink Recipe
Hydrate your body and replenish electrolytes with the easy-to-make recipe.
Total Time 10min
- 1 cup pure coconut water
- 1/3 cup fruit juice
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1/8 sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon of lemon or lime juice
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until salt and honey is dissolved.
In a pitcher, combine the coconut water and fruit juice. Stir in the honey and sea salt until completely dissolved. Stir in water and add the lemon or lime juice.
You can use fresh ingredients when you have them and any juice flavour you like. If you like it sweeter then either add more fruit juice or honey.
- Fruit Punch juice with Lime flavour added
- Lemonade with Lemon flavour added
- Pomegranite with Lime Flavour added ( we add an extra tablespoon of honey with this one)