Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Homemade Electrolyte Drink

The stomach "flu" (gastroenteritis) has been making its way around the schools, my husband's office, and our church. Though we homeschool, we were not exempt from catching it this round. A phone call to our pediatrician confirmed that she too has been seeing many cases.

Our first time dealing with all three of our kids catching this at the exact same time was on our first trip to the happiest place on earth- Walt Disney World. Let me tell you, being trapped in a hotel room with three vomiting children is magical. (<---Note sarcasm.)

This time around our cases were a little more spread out, but just as dreadful. However, I would take sick kids in the comfort of our own home over being out of state on vacation any day. Time for some homemade electrolyte drink! (With none of the nasty ingredients in the other stuff.)

My recipe below was adapted from the Mother Nature Network. The amount will make enough for about 1 or 2 servings and can be easily doubled. *Honey can be used in place of the maple syrup, but my kids prefer the milder flavor of the maple syrup compared to my raw honey.

Homemade Electrolyte Drink
((Printable Recipe))

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup filtered water
1-2 tablespoons pure *maple syrup
1/16 teaspoon (small pinch) sea salt (I prefer Himalayan salt)

Mix, shake well, and chill.

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