Homemade Gatorade Recipe

November 7, 2013

Homemade Electrolyte Drink that’s easy to make and tastes great!

It’s that time of year again, everyone is sneezing and coughing in the stores and school.  It won’t be long before we have the cold and flu in our house.  We seem to get our fair share of the crud through out the winter months.

Last year my youngest guy had it so bad we ended up in the ER at 2 in the morning.  It was awful, I had just had my gallbladder out and my hubby was out of the country.  We were lucky enough to have my Mom staying to help us.  He was one sick little guy but we did get a good laugh when he was sobbing on the bathroom floor that he was getting the Chicken Pox.  He may be a little dramatic and I’m not going to admit who he gets that from.

Having a Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe to go to when we need to replenish electrolytes is a necessity after we have been sick for days and need to get rehydrated.  My boys like the homemade electrolyte replacement better than the store bought version and I thought I would share my recipe with you today.

This is an easy recipe to make and uses simple ingredients! Be sure to check with your doctor for medical advice, this is just a recipe and tips from a Mom.

Homemade Electrolyte Drink, Homemade Electrolyte Replacement

Why Do We Need Electrolytes?

Information from Discovery Health

Electrolytes are important because they are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, muscle) use to maintain voltages across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions) across themselves and to other cells.

So, Electrolytes are important because they help our cells absorb and retain fluid, drinking an electrolyte replacement helps replace those electrolytes and get your body rehydrated faster than water alone.

Homemade Electrolyte Drink

How to Make Your Own Homemade Electrolyte Drink


3 Cups of Water

1 Cup of Orange Juice

1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

3 TBSP Honey

1/2 tsp Salt


Place all of the ingredients together in a blender and mix well.  My son preferred drinking the beverage cold.  You can refrigerate and keep up to 3 days.

The next time you or your little ones have the cold or flu, try making this for them instead of running out for the store bought version.  If they are like my guys, they will like it better!

Homemade Electrolyte Drink

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