Meat Free Athlete's DIY Homemade Gatorade Recipe - Natural Electrolyte Recovery Juice

 Hey guys! Here's my personal DIY homemade Gatorade recipe. It's an easy, healthy, and natural way to replenish your electrolytes! 


Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 10 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water (I prefer filtered, fluoride-free)
  • 1 cup orange juice (I use 3-4 fresh oranges juiced/squeezed. You can use any orange juice though)
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
 
 

When you sweat, you lose electrolytes!

Electrolytes are chemicals that form electrically charged particles (ions) in body fluids. These ions carry the electrical energy necessary for many functions, including muscle contractions and transmission of nerve impulses. Many bodily functions depend on electrolytes; optimal performance requires a consistent and adequate supply of these important nutrients.

Some of the major roles that electrolytes have within the body include:

  • Calcium: helps with muscle contractions, nerve signaling, blood clotting, cell division, and forming/maintaining bones and teeth
  • Potassium: helps keep blood pressure levels stable, regulating heart contractions, helping with muscle functions
  • Magnesium: needed for muscle contractions, proper heart rhythms, nerve functioning, bone-building and strength, reducing anxiety, digestion, and keeping a stable protein-fluid balance
  • Sodium: helps maintain fluid balance, needed for muscle contractions, and helps with nerve signaling

Symptoms if you don’t replenish your electrolytes:

  • Muscle aches, cramps or weakness
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Himalayan Pink Salt vs. Conventional Table Salt

  • Himalayan pink salt contains small amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium, and is 85% sodium chloride, with the remainder containing over 80 essential minerals that can help our body balance our PH levels, regulate water content, remove toxins, help absorb nutrients, and prevent muscle cramping.
  • While conventional table salt is processed to remove all “impurities”. These impurities are essential minerals needed for your body. After this “chemical cleaning”, what’s left is 99% sodium chloride. Sodium chloride which is not in its natural form.Table salt is a highly refined product.

Next time you have a good workout, or you've been in the hot sun sweating, give my electrolyte drink a try!

 

"Eat Kind Be Strong"

Cheers,
Anne-Marie Campbell
Vegan Athlete, TKD Black Belt
Animal Rights Activist
Founder, MeatFreeAthlete.com
Owner, ShirtActivism.com
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