Kripalu Recipe: DIY Gatorade

Kripalu School of Ayurveda

Stay hydrated with this Ayurvedic electrolyte drink—a DIY Gatorade, made with simple, natural ingredients you can pronounce. Mix this beverage before your workout or time spent in the sun. The natural sugar and salt will keep your pitta, blood sugar, and electrolyte balance in check.

1 teaspoon natural cane sugar, coconut sugar, or maple syrup
1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
Pinch of salt (pink Himalayan salt is best)
1 pint of room-temperature water

Combine all ingredients and stir until the salt and sweetener have dissolved.

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Lauren Gernady is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, a 500-hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher, a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurvedic (KSA), and a former intern and Academic Coordinator of KSA.

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