This new go-to beverage doubles as a home remedy for colds AND replaces your electrolyte sports drink

The whole crew has the sniffles, barking cough, and tickle in their throat this week so I thought now would be the perfect time to share my favorite electrolyte drink. This magical concoction is inexpensive to make, uses on-hand ingredients, takes about 5 minutes, and is delicious hot or cold! Easy to execute if you are sick and caring for a whole lot of sickies too.


Use this drink as a replacement for Pedialyte, any sports drink, or a blast of vitamin C for cold & flu season!

Antioxidant Magic

Yield: 16 ounces

Prep time: 5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 lemon or lime, juiced
  • 2 clementines
  • 1/8 teaspoon himilayan sea salt
  • 4 dates (pitted)

  1. Microwave water for 2 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, juice fruit and combine with maple syrup, and sea salt; place in blender.
  3. Add dates to hot water and let sit for 3 minutes.
  4. After dates have softened in hot water, add date/water mix to blender.
  5. Blend until smooth, strain as needed.

Enjoy within 3 days.

What other recipes help you get through sniffle season? If you try this recipe, I’d love to hear your thoughts!