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lemonhoney electrolyte drink, low sugar, scd

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Seattle, WA

This is an SCD legal & low sugar electrolyte drink, clear enough for scope prep uses. The ratio of sugar and salt were calculated using the WHO oral rehydration solution recipe as a template, so this is much lower sugar than most recipes. The odd flavor of this salt to sugar ratio of oral rehydration solutions, can be helped some by the flavor of the ginger and rosewater, if those are liked. If this isn’t palatable try

prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For lemonhoney electrolyte drink, low sugar, scd

  • 1 cup minus 1 tbsp. + 1.5 tsp water
  • 1 tbsp. + 1.5 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • scant 1/8 tsp. himalayan pink salt
  • a slice or two of fresh peeled ginger, for flavor
  • a few drops rosewater

How To Make lemonhoney electrolyte drink, low sugar, scd

  • 1
    The lemon juice adds potassium. The Himalayan pink salt is preferred as it adds a wide range of minerals for electrolytes. If you only have sea salt use that. Or table salt may also be used, but it will not have the same wide array of electrolyte minerals, but that is fine. The sodium is most important. If flavoring with ginger, simmer the ginger in the water, to infuse with flavor. If you are using this for scope prep, strain/filter the water afterwards to remove any fibers that loosened into the water. Let water cool. If drinking on a scope prep day, also strain/filter the lemon juice with an unbleached coffee filter, to remove any pulp and sediment.
  • 2
    Once cool, measure the ingredients (remeasure the water and add more as necessary to account for any boiled off), then stir the ingredients together, mixing until dissolved. (Do not heat the honey or lemon, as this changes the sugars.) May add a few drops of rosewater, if that flavor is desired. Store refrigerated up to 48 hours, or freeze until use.
  • 3
    If you prefer a sweeter drink, closer to Gatorade in sweetness, see my SCD & scope friendly Apple Lemon Electrolyte Drink recipe.
  • 4
    Do not give honey to infants under 1 year. If you want to replace the honey, replace it with 3 heaping Tbsp. of Martinelli’s apple juice (not sparkling or unfiltered). Reduce the water amount by 3 level Tbsp.
  • 5
    If on the SCD for medical reasons, remember to always verify that commercial products (such as the Martinelli’s apple juice in this recipe) is still being produced in an SCD legal manner.