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Thursday, August 17, 2023

How to make The World's Easiest Electrolyte Drink!

Just like everywhere else, Texas has been hot! And while I have not been the best water drinker in the world, I have learned that I must hydrate and replace the electrolytes each day in the heat. Let's take a look at the The World's Easiest Electrolyte Drink ever...


Even when you have more to do than time to do it in, remember to drink!

We have had a lot to do, and just like every family that has moved before us, the work falls into about three categories, with about a zillion sub categories along the way! There is the "most important", "what can wait", and "what is in my way"! And trust me when I say that the categories can and will change. It will happen with an act as simple as learning you can actually do without that ONE thing on your most important list, that you are too tired to find/move/or use!



One of the first things we learned is that there was no way to manage our (almost) 6 acres without a tractor. Along with a couple of goats. This land has been unmanaged for so long, it has lots pf overgrowth, with some overgrowth on the overgrowth! The tractor was found used for a fair price, and the goats will help for the areas that the tractor cannot reach and for ongoing maintenance of the land. Plus quite honestly the goats are a wee bit cuter than the tractor. Although the menfolk are quite excited about the tractor and the different implements!


We also needed to secure a second home for the land. We are two families and do need two homes. My husband Terry and I decided that since we had lived in a 32 foot fifth wheel for well over a year while working as NPS volunteers, we could be quite comfortable in a larger fifth wheel. We have been searching for the past month and finally found a 40 foot model with four slide outs! We made the purchase yesterday and brought it home by transport driver last night. We have great plans for our little area and the best part is, we will essentially be camping on our own land while we enjoy the previledge of peace and quiet coupled with homeownership...we couldn't be happier with the arrangement! 



Since our future travels will be by train, personal car and possibly if my passport comes through, airplane. With that decision made, it was time to purge out the many library cards gathered along the way, these past few years while on the road as volunteers. My next card will be for our own little hometown library. Or more precisely the next town over, our little town does not have a library...for now, let's get something cold to drink.


Our homemade Electrolyte really hit the spot in 100+ weather!

We were buying premade drinks, and while they did the job, our current location prohibits running to the store when someone had just drank the last one. This homemade process works better for us, plus you can customize as wanted. The method offered below does not use measurements, it is simple enough that all you need to do, is pour and enjoy! Use any juice you enjoy, if desired add lemon, lime or a touch of honey to customize, but it is quite delicious with the three basic ingredients.
 

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • organic coconut water
  • fruit juice, lemonade, or fruit nectars of choice
  • Celtic sea salt
Additional ingredients if desired:
  • lemon juice
  • lime juice
  • honey
  • ice
You will also need the following:
  • large drinking glass 
or 
  • large to-go cup
  • spoon
Now we are ready to begin!



The World's Easiest Electrolyte Drink!
courtesy of the searching the web



Fill your glass about half full with coconut water. Add a pinch or two of the salt. Stir. 



Add enough ice to fill the cup to 3/4 full. 



Top with juice of choice, customize if desired, and enjoy.


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  1. Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog: OMG- I am amazed at your lifestyle and all the work you need to do on a daily basis. My biggest job is what to cook for dinner or maybe go out- We certainly don't have any goats or unmanaged land to tend to. I don't know how you do it. You are amazing!! and you publish a blog too!!! I always enjoy hearing about your interesting lifestyle.

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  2. A great drink idea for this weather we are having. We're having land clearing issues as well. Maybe a tractor? Only two acres though.

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    1. Claudia, I would definitely use goats if possible! Plus they are cute. I try and drink this as soon as I come in to rehydrate quickly.

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  3. You have quite a bit going on! Good luck with the land clearing.

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    1. Tina, I will love it more, when more is done...thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  4. That drink does sound refreshing! I love the new home and the new tractor.

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  5. Congratulations on your new place and camper! I'd love a tour. That electrolyte drink sounds delicious!

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  6. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Hope you're there tomorrow for the new party -

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  7. How is this at preventing cramping?
    My husband used to drink coconut water when he was out working in the sun, and now he uses Liquid IV. This might be better! Might also be cheaper!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop

    Laueiet

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  8. I think it works well, with all the potassium, thanks for hosting, I appreciate it!

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  9. Great info for hot days! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - hope the rest of your week is amazing!

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    1. Helen, thank you. And thanks for hosting What's For Dinner Sunday!

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