For those of you who do a lot of physical activity or find yourself in the sun a lot or have been sick and lost a lot of body fluids you can make this simple drink to replenish electrolytes in your body. When myself and my wonderful helpers work long hours in the kitchen with the oven blasting away we will often make this simple drink. On all retreats I serve a cool tea which is the base of this recipe and then let retreat participants know they can add salt to it to make it into an electrolyte drink. There are a few variations and I will list them below, you can also add as much water as you like.
2 rosehip or peppermint tea bags or 2 sprigs of fresh peppermint or Tulse sweet rose tea bags
2 cups filtered boiling water
1 cup of freshly squeezed orange or apple juice
1/2 cup of lemon or lime juice
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of sea or Himalayan salt (the amount of salt will depend on how much water you use)
2 cups to 1 litre of filtered water
Because of the tea you will need to start the drink the day before- however if you forget or that is too much then make the tea with 1/2 cup of boiling water let sit for 5 minutes then add ice cubes and the lemon juice.
If you are making the tea the day before add the lemon juice just after pouring in the boiling water. Let the tea cool and then pop in the fridge. When you are ready to make the tea take out the tea bags and add the orange or apple juice and then the salt and water. Mix up and drink. If you add more water be sure to drink it all so you get all the properties of the drink. You can take the drink with you for your day however just be sure to keep it cool if using apple juice as on occasion the apple juice can ferment.