Wednesday, March 21, 2012
My Version Homemade Gatorade
A few weeks ago I read this recipe for homemade all natural gatorade, which really is just a sugary drink with electrolytes in it. (Electrolytes are minerals, such as sodium, which help our body maintain the proper fluid balance. They actually aide our body in water absorption.) Then last week my poor little family went through the worst stomach flu I've ever experienced. Poor little Geo had it first, then I started about an hour after him... *sigh* Watching your child be sick is quite possibly the hardest part of parenting at this stage.
Nursing, being pregnant, and being sick, I was so parched! So I ventured some water... which didn't really go over well. Luckily I remembered the most important parts of the recipe for the gatorade, and had Joe help me make some sometime around 4:30am. You may not believe it, but it was like a magical cure! I really can't tell you how immediately refreshing it was. And the best part: it didn't even try to come back up! It felt like a miracle.
The recipe as I made it:
4 cups of water
3 lemons juiced
1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt (don't try this with regular table salt, they aren't synonymous. Their differences would make and excellent blog topic...)
Mix and sip.
And that's all I did. I remembered that the original recipe called for honey, but I'm not really a honey and lemon person. My husband thought I was going to be able to taste the salt, but with the lemon, I couldn't taste it at all actually.
So if you or your family are ever sick, remember relief isn't all that difficult.