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.

Absolutely delicious!


Makes 1 very large glass

·      Ingredients:

·      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. :)