Making your own electrolyte drinks is a great way to ensure you’re taking in the proper electrolytes you need for healthy body function, especially if you lose a lot of fluids from sweating. This homemade lemon lime keto electrolyte drink recipe is a perfect way to make sure that you’re staying hydrated. I usually make a pitcher of this just to keep in the fridge. If you’re anything like me and you love to sip on refreshing drinks, this is a must-try!
My Go-To Electrolyte Drink to Stay Hydrated
It couldn’t be easier to whip up this homemade lemon lime keto electrolyte drink for those times when you need to replenish lost fluids. It’s so tasty too, unlike other drinks that often taste too salty or just have a weird, bland flavor.
You’ll first need to get out your favorite large pitcher and then add in some lime juice and lemon juice. Along with those, you’ll also want to add in some water, potassium chloride, and magnesium glycinate powder.
Both potassium chloride and magnesium glycinate help to replenish depleted electrolytes, and when taken together, they actually have improved absorption effects as well. After adding your ingredients into the pitcher, whisk until everything has dissolved. You can then add in some liquid Stevia to taste. It’s that easy.
Can I Drink Electrolyte Drinks on Keto?
When many people first start out on their keto journey, one of the most commonly reported negative side effects reported is dehydration. This is largely due to the effectiveness of the keto diet causing many individuals to lose water weight rather quickly.
This is why it’s so essential to make sure that you’re getting enough electrolytes in to replenish those that you’ve lost.
So with that in mind, here are five more great keto friendly electrolyte drink recipes from some of the best keto blogs around:
- Homemade Keto Electrolyte Drink (Low Carb Spark)
- DIY Keto Electrolyte Drink (Low Carb Inspirations)
- Basil Lemonade Keto Electrolyte Fizz (Low Carb Delish)
Are Electrolyte Drinks Safe?
Drink as needed, but don’t overdo it. I don’t recommend chugging gallons of this every day, but your standard 8 glasses a day is not a problem.
More is not better, and that rule definitely applies to this. For example, elevated levels of sodium in the body can cause a wide range of nasty side effects, such as dizziness, vomiting, and diarrhea. On the other hand, too much potassium in your system can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms like nausea, heart arrhythmia, and an irregular pulse.
So as with anything, practice moderation and you should be completely fine.
When is the Best Time to Drink Electrolyte Drinks?
The best time to drink an electrolyte to drink is when you’ve lost a lot of fluids. This could be after exercise, when you haven’t had much to drink all day, or after a bout of diarrhea or vomiting.
Personally, I usually stick to sipping on one electrolyte drink per day, and it’s always during or after my workouts. However, sometimes I’ll have an extra glass if it’s an especially hot day outside and I’ve been sweating all day.
(You may also like: Mocha Frozen Latte Keto Shake for Energy)
Homemade Lemon Lime Keto Electrolyte Drink (Low Carb)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 5 cups water
- 1/2 tsp potassium chloride
- 2 tbsp magnesium glycinate powder
- liquid stevia, to taste
- In a large pitcher, add the lime juice, lemon juice, water, potassium and magnesium.
- Whisk until everything has dissolved.
- Add the liquid stevia to taste.
- Serve over ice.