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Date, Lemon & Ginger Natural Sports Electrolyte Drink

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I’ve got a date with adventure

Long days in the saddle means you need electrolytes for proper cell function. If you’ve ever battled symptoms like headaches, dizziness, nausea, muscle spasms, or dog forbid, barfing, then you already know about what an electrolyte imbalance feels like.

Before you grab some processed sports powder like Gatorade, which contains chemicals like yellow dye #5 and many other artificial additives—yuck!— try this natural recipe in your bottle!

Nutritional Highlights

Dates – Easily digested, allowing your body to make full use of their goodness, dates are full of minerals, vitamins, and health-benefiting phytonutrients—essential for normal growth, development, and overall well-being. Containing simple sugars like fructose and dextrose allowing them to replenish energy and revitalize the body instantly.

Pink Himalayan Salt – Containing at least 84 naturally occurring trace elements in their natural mineral form, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt range from Regulating the water content throughout your body and promoting healthy pH balance in your cells to preventing muscle cramping and aiding in proper metabolism functioning.

Turmeric – Curcumin, the compound in turmeric responsible for that bright hue, is behind a whole host of the health benefits attributed to the spice. Shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and therefore help with pain of tough workouts, long hours of physical activity, overuse and arthritis.

Ginger – Ginger is among the healthiest and zestiest spices on the planet. A natural anti-inflammatory, it may reduce nausea, help with digestion, fight cancer and boost the immune system. For athletes, ginger can open up your airways, assist in weight-loss, improve circulation and strengthen your immune system.

Apple Cider Vinegar – Raw, organic and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar looks cloudy, but it has a rainbow of benefits. Loaded with raw enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria Apple Cider Vinegar promotes health and healing balances your pH, increase good gut bacteria and helps control your weight.

Lemon – Pucker up because this zesty fruit contains a tonne of Vitamin C, 187% of the daily value! Vitmain C helps with wound healing, repairing, and maintaining the health of your bones and teeth, immune system, lowers inflammation, reduces cholesterol build up, and crushes harmful free radicals (not the gnarly kind).

Date, Lemon & Ginger Natural Sports Electrolyte Drink

Print Recipe
Serves: 2–3 Cooking Time: 24hrs

Ingredients

  • 1 c medjool dates (take the pits out)
  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 1 knob ginger
  • 1 small knob turmeric root
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/8 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp pink himalayan salt

Instructions

1

Remove the stones from the dates.

2

Stuff a mason jar with the dates and the water—leave overnight.

3

The following day, or 5+ hours later, mix everything up in a blender.

4

You'll now have a syrup you can add to your water bottle! Dilute as you prefer.

5

Keep in the fridge.

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