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#1 of 8 Old 11-28-2006, 12:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm just wondering about this. I'd love to have an alternative for it, I did see where you could mix fruit juice with salt and get the equivalent. But, fruit juice makes heartburn worse in our house... I wonder if it would still work to dilute the juice with water?
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juice (water) kefir grains make a very delicious drink, much less sweet, feels very healthy, and is good for digestion. I bought some on ebay.
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Here is a link to a sport drink recipe with honey.
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Here's a recipe given to me by my mw called 'Laborade'. I love it when I'm dehydrated:

Honey (up to 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 tblsp salt
1/4 tblsp baking soda
2 crushed calcium tablets
1 qt water

You can adjust for taste. (Conveniently mine always end up tasting like a weak margarita!)
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I'm sure you could easily make something similar (like the Labor Aid above), but our co-op sells Recharge which is similar to Gatorade. I just picked up two bottles for labor.

I also picked up some EmergenC packets at Whole Foods. They had the regular ones but also have a sports drink type of mix as well now. I hadn't seen that before.
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Recharge is fine.

Personally, I like the Smartwater. It's water with electrolytes, nothing else.

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We like Recharge at our house. The ingredients are water, several different fruit juices, and sea salt. Doesn't have all the added sugar and other stuff Gatorade does.
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Here's a recipe given to me by my mw called 'Laborade'. I love it when I'm dehydrated:

Honey (up to 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 tblsp salt
1/4 tblsp baking soda
2 crushed calcium tablets
1 qt water

You can adjust for taste. (Conveniently mine always end up tasting like a weak margarita!)
Granolamomma - when you make this, do you crush up a couple of tums? Regular calcium pills are pretty hard... It sounds good though. I like margaritas.
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