It’s finally summer here in Southern Ontario and that means HOT, HAZY AND HUMID days. Prolonged sweating depletes important minerals inside our cells, and it’s really important to replace these lost “electrolytes”, to restore our body’s ability to manage the balance of fluids. This is an important part of keeping kids well hydrated, because when their electrolytes get out of balance, they can’t even use the water or juice they drink to replace the lost fluids and dehydration sets in quickly.
Both SEA SALT and the pink HIMALAYAN SALT contain all the minerals you need in just the right concentration, eliminating the need for fancy and sugary sports drinks. I take a glass of water with a generous pinch of salt every morning, but I don’t expect any kids to run into the kitchen begging for a glass of salt water!
Here’s an easy recipe for a fun summertime drink:
1/2 cup bottled lemon juice (of course fresh is great if you feel like juicing lemons)
3-4 cups water
*Pure Stevia extract to taste (add a little maple syrup or agave as well if you like)
1/2 teaspoon good salt.
Add a sprig of mint like the picture if it makes you happy – if not, just enjoy the lemony goodness over ice!
*Sometimes the stevia resists dissolving in cold water – you can dissolve the equivalent of 3 or 4 teaspoons of regular sugar (about 1/8 tsp stevia extract) or the sweetener of choice in a little warm water before adding to the jug.