- 1/2–3/4 tsp. Real Salt*
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 7 c. water
- 1/2 c. lemon juice (freshly squeezed or organic)
- 1 Tbs. lime juice
- 1/4 c. honey OR 1/4 tsp. clear liquid stevia OR 1/8 tsp. powdered stevia extract
- Mix the salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase) and baking soda with water until dissolved. Some people heat the water to get it all perfectly dissolved; I just shake it up and call it good enough.
- Add the lemon juice, lime juice, and sweetener and shake well to combine. You may find that the honey is difficult to mix in; just keep trying, try a long knife to stir, and shake well before serving.
- Store refrigerated for up to a week.
I squeeze lime juice in bulk and freeze tablespoon-sized servings, then just add one cube to this mixture.
The larger amount of salt is closer to the WHO guidelines, but the 1/2 teaspoon is what tastes right. So adjust to taste and your level of need for electrolyte replacement versus just a yummy drink.
Another flavoring option is to use 1/2 c. orange juice and 2 Tbs. lemon juice in place of the lemon/lime mixture.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 36
- Sugar: 9 g
- Sodium: 195 mg
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: electrolyte, honey sweetened, hydration