Homemade sports drink: make switchel for electrolytes Print
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ginger, honey, and vinegar on a table with a jar of switchel

Homemade Sports Drink – Switchel

  • Author: Chris
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Switchel is the original electrolyte drink, rich in glucose, potassium, sodium, and vitamins.


  • 1 cup of hot water, not boiling
  • 13 teaspoons of maple syrup, to taste
  • Juice of one medium Meyer lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 1 inch piece of raw organic ginger, pressed juice only (use a garlic press)
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt


  1. Squeeze the juice from one lemon. Put it into a mug
  2. Pour hot water over the lemon juice
  3. Squeeze the raw ginger juice directly into the mug
  4. Add a pinch of salt and 1 to 3 tsp. of maple syrup, to taste


  • This recipe is warming. If you want it for a hot afternoon, just use cold water instead of hot.
  • You could use apple cider vinegar, lime juice, or even rhubarb juice instead of Meyer lemons
  • If you are watching carbs, just use less maple syrup. Do not replace this with artificial sweetener
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