Refreshing Electrolyte Lemonade!
Sorry, I didn’t take a picture of it, because I was way too thirsty after this muggy day and gulped it down as fast as my little hand could pour it down my throat. J Adding a pinch of salt to lemonade is actually somewhat of a southern tradition. Just kidding! I have no idea how southerners make lemonade. It is a tradition at least on our very cosmopolitan mountain. ;) And when you use the right salt, naturally, it has the electrolyte effect.
Makes 1 very large glass
· 1 lemon
· 3 tablespoons of organic cane sugar (unprocessed of course, especially after all that about unprocessed salt!)
· a sprig of mint (or for that matter, a chunk of mango or a couple of strawberries.)
· 1/8 tsp Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt
· 1.5 cups water (12oz if you have a measure that gives you ounces, like I did.)
Rinse the lemon, cut it in half and juice it in a citrus juicer. If you don’t have one, just stick a fork in it and squeeze over a bowl.
Pour the lemon juice in a large glass. Add the sugar and the salt and stir with a long spoon. When the sugar and salt granules are dissolved, garnish with your sprig of mint and enjoy!
If you prefer more of a mint kick, put it all in the blender and pulse just a bit.
BTW, if any of y’all reading are southerners, I’d love to hear your best recipes for lemonade! Please post them in the comments on the blog. :)