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Recipe Collection: Turmeric-Lime Electrolyte Drink

Sarena-Rae Santos April 13, 2015

Recipe by Kate Tietje, and Sarena-Rae Santos is a contributing writer. 

Whether it’s sports or flu season, electrolyte sports drinks will be passed around.

But those drinks aren’t healthy. They’re full of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and other junk, canceling their “health benefits.” You want to be providing real hydration.

Proper hydration is much more than just drinking water. We sweat and lose minerals throughout the day, especially during illness and sports; the easiest way to replenish them is by consuming electrolytes such as sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, and magnesium (1). Foods rich in electrolytes include:

  • Coconut (2)
  • Spinach (3)
  • Kale (4)
  • Avocado (5)
  • Almonds (6)
  • Maple sugar (7)
  • Himalayan pink salt (8)
  • Cream of tartar (9)

Making your own is simple. This electrolyte drink recipe was created by Kate Tietje, the Modern Alternative Mama herself, and is packed with health benefits and a flavor you can’t resist. This electrolyte drink combines simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. 

Fresh turmeric is the only ingredient that may be hard to find. Many health food stores carry it, some grocery stores, and often ethnic markets do, too. I find organic turmeric at a local health food store for roughly $12.99/lb, but since this recipe only needs one, it was roughly $1. If you can’t find turmeric or don’t aren’t a fan, try this Ginger-Lemon Electrolyte Drink recipe.

Fresh turmeric is brimming with health benefits, which I discussed in the Turmeric Herbal Profile. The active constituents that happen to be most studied in turmeric are called curcuminoids. Curcuminoids are known for their medicinal properties used in India for thousands of years (10). Most importantly, curcuminoids have robust anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that provide a long list of benefits, including: 

  • Anti-inflammatory properties (11)
  • May help arthritis (12)
  • Antioxidant properties (13)
  • May improve brain function and lower the risk of brain diseases (14)
  • May be good for heart health (15)

There’s always the option for Earthley’s Electrolyte Powder, which naturally replenishes fluids with three simple ingredients: organic maple sugar, Himalayan pink sea salt, and cream of tartar.

Another great option is Earthley’s Super Foods Powder, a nourishing powder rich in naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It can support gut health, immune health, natural energy levels, and hormone balance. 

Turmeric-Lime Electrolyte Drink

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 slices of fresh turmeric root, about 1″ long and 1/4″ thick
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 cups of water, divided
  • 2-3 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

Directions:

Step 1: Add the turmeric root and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil, and boil for about 10 minutes.

Step 2: Strain out the turmeric root. Add the honey, lime juice, sea salt, and baking soda. Stir to combine.

Step 3: Add the remaining (cool) water and ice. This will make 3-4 cups, depending on how much ice you add. Serve!

Note: It’s super easy to keep this in the fridge and grab it as needed. Store it in glass, if possible, for up to 3 days.

Turmeric-Lime Electrolyte Drink

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins

Ingredients

  • 4-5 slices of fresh turmeric root about 1” long and 1/4" thick
  • 1 Juice of lime
  • 3 cups water divided
  • 2-3 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

Instructions

  • Add the turmeric root and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil, and boil for about 10 minutes.
  • Strain out the turmeric root. Add the honey, lime juice, sea salt, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  • Add the remaining (cool) water and ice. This will make 3-4 cups, depending on how much ice you add. Serve!

Notes

It's super easy to keep this in the fridge and grab it as needed.  Store it in glass, if possible, for up to 3 days.


What do you do when you need electrolytes?

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Sarena-Rae Santos is the founder of The Holistic Hipppie blog, dedicated to natural health and plant-based eating. Her journey to natural health began in 2019 when she swayed away from allopathic medicine after becoming wheelchair-bound due to the side effects of 20+ medications. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and dizziness due to nystagmus were the sources of her many health complications. Sarena's symptoms diminished after adopting a healthier lifestyle surrounding whole foods and herbs, leaving her a fantastic quality of life and a passion for educating people.
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3 Comments

  1. […] Tumeric-Lime Electrolyte Drink by Modern Alternative Mama […]

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  2. Can you tell me the benefit of adding baking soda? It certainly reacts with the lime juice, but I’m not enough of a chemist to know why this is beneficial for the purpose of this drink.

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  3. I have turmeric powder. How would I vary the recipe for that?

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