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How to Make Electrolyte Powder and Electrolyte Drinks, Sports Drinks, and Spa Water

Learn the easy way to make a homemade electrolyte drink that you can turn into a refreshing sports drink or an elegant spa water.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Electrolyte Water, Infused Water, Spa Water, Sports Drink
Servings: 48 servings
Author: Mary's nest

Equipment

  • Small glass storage jar with lid
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 32-ounce measuring cup or pitcher
  • Two 16-ounce bottles or one 32-ounce sports bottle
  • One 32-ounce jar

Ingredients

Ingredients for Electrolyte Powder

  • 1/2 cup Salt Pure salt, such as sea salt, with no additives, such as anti-caking agents. Remember, this amount of salt helps you make a recipe with 48 servings.
  • 1 3/4 tsp Potassium Chloride powder One brand of this ingredient is sold under the name "Nu-Salt." Whatever brand you buy, make sure it is just "potassium chloride" with no additives such as "anti-caking" agents.
  • 1/2 tsp Magnesium glycinate powder This ingredient is available in the vitamin section at most grocery stores or pharmacies. If purchased in capsules, empty the capsules until you have 1/2 tsp. of the powder. You may need to empty 1-2 capsules to obtain this amount.

Ingredients for Making a Basic Electrolyte Drink

  • 1/2 tsp Electrolyte powder
  • 32 ounces Filtered water 32 ounces equals 4 cups.

Ingredients for Making a Sports Drink

  • 32 ounces Basic Electrolyte Drink
  • 1/4 cup Juice, preferably fresh-squeezed See "Recipe Notes" below for juice suggestions.

Ingredients for Making a Spa Water

  • 32 ounces Basic Electrolyte Drink
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Fresh fruit, vegetables, and/or herbs and spices (sliced, chopped, or macerated) See "Recipe Notes" below for fruit suggestions.

Instructions

Instructions for Making Electrolyte Powder

  • Mix the salt, potassium, and magnesium together, and store the mixture in an airtight jar.
  • This powder is shelf-stable and should stay fresh based on the expiration dates of the potassium and the magnesium.

Instructions for Making a Basic Electrolyte Drink

  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon of the electrolyte powder with 32 ounces of water.
  • You can consume this drink as is, or you can add additional ingredients to make a sports drink or spa water. (See below.)
  • If you are not ready to consume your electrolyte drink, store your drink in the refrigerator in an airtight bottle. Your refrigerated drink will stay fresh for 3-5 days.

Instructions for Making a Sports Drink

  • Mix 32 ounces of the Basic Electrolyte Drink with 1/4 cup of juice. See "Recipe Notes" below for suggestions, but you can use any type of juice.
  • If you are not ready to consume your sports drink, store your drink in the refrigerator in an airtight bottle. Your refrigerated drink will stay fresh for 3-5 days.

Instructions for making a Spa Water

  • Fill a 32-ounce jar with 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of fresh fruit, vegetables, and/or herbs and spices. (See the video for the fruit and vegetables that I use for my spa water.)
  • Fill the jar to rim with your Basic Electrolyte Drink and cap the jar tightly.
  • Place the jar in your refrigerator and allow it to steep for 4-12 hours. The longer the steep time, the more intense the flavor.
  • Spa water is best consumed after steeping. However, you can strain out the fruit, veggies, herbs, and/or spices and store the strained drink in your refrigerator in an airtight jar. Your refrigerated drink will stay fresh for 3-5 days.

Video

Notes

Suggestions for the juice ingredient for a Sports Drink:
  • Orange juice. You can also use another citrus juice that is high in vitamin C.
  • Pineapple juice. If you have a juicer machine, juice the core of the pineapple. The pineapple core is rich in bromelain, which may help to ease the pain associated with arthritis and other joint conditions. If you do not have a juicer, you can blend the core of the pineapple with some water to create a "juice."
  • Unsweetened cranberry juice.  Cranberry juice may be beneficial to your urinary tract system.
  • Tart cherry juice.  Cherry juice may increase strength and reduce muscle soreness, as well as help to induce sleep.
 
Suggestions for the fruit, vegetable, herb, and spice ingredients that you can use for a Spa Water:
  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cranberries
  • Citrus with rind
  • Cucumbers
  • Ginger
  • Melons
  • Mint
  • Tarragon
  • Turmeric
 
Find this recipe and video at https://marysnest.com/how-to-make-a-homemade-electrolyte-drink/
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