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Ra’Co Natural Electrolyte Drink (the anti-Gatorade)

Rache was puking her brains out last night, all night. I feel horrible for her. And when you are a spouse or parent who’s partner or child is that kind of sick, you feel a little helpless. Sometimes they just need time to heal so you try to help them as best you can. In this case I worried that Rache was getting dehydrated or loosing strength from lack of food. So I did a some research and experimented a little and came up with a great and simple recipe for a electrolyte power boost drink. And because we are Ra’Co we try to go au naturel as often as possible.

Look at the label of a Gatorade bottle or a major competing sports drink brand. What do you get? Water, Sucrose i.e. Sugar (the refined crappy kind), Artificial Color (really, florescent purple?), Refined salt, extra calories….sports drinks are pretty much the equal to soda, just different enough to make them appear like you might need them. But you don’t. So stop drinking sports drinks and get with the Ra’Co program. Make things yourself from natural, organic if possible, local if possible, fresh ingredients. Do it yourself and you will have fun (at least the first few times), promise. And don’t worry, this drink tastes great.

 

The Ra’Co Life Natural Citrus Electrolyte Drink

Here is what you need for 2-4 servings:

– 1 or 2 oranges
– 1 or 2 lemons
– 1 lime
– 1T raw honey
– 2 pinches of Real Salt or good quality mineral rich salt
– 2-3 cups of coconut water (naturally packed with electrolytes) or filtered water

Liquify the honey and salt in a small pitcher with a little hot water and let it cool while you juice the oranges, lemons and limes. Add the citrus juice and cold filtered water or coconut water to the pitcher and mix well. Serve or bottle in repurposed wine bottles or Ball jars and keep in the fridge.

 

Fresh mandarines and limes from the market. Huge funky lemons from the tree behind our house.

Fresh mandarines and limes from the market. Huge funky lemons from the tree behind our house.

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The final product, sugar free, frothy, delicious and full of electrolytes.

 

Note:

– Just a reminder to get some real salt like Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt. The white table salt that is ubiquitous in mainstream groceries is processed to the point where it has lost most of the mineral content that is found in good unrefined salt. And the white table salt taste like crap. Try Real Salt fine sea salt. It’s pink and beautiful, super tasty and full of rich nutritious minerals. Get it here.

 

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