Sometimes Water Just Doesn’t Cut It. . .

simple rehydration

Sometimes when you are trying to rehydrate, water just doesn’t cut it so, on the home front, we have been looking into some homemade alternatives to store bought sports drinks (which contain all sorts of things you don’t want to put in your body) to help with rehydration.  I found the following recipe from Mother Nature Network.  It is called The Super Simple Electrolyte Drink , and since I’m all about simple I thought I’d give it a go.

The Super Simple Electrolyte Drink
(see the original post Here )

1/2 Cup Orange Juice (I used store bought 100% juice)
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice (I squeezed my own and let me tell you when you squeeze a few lemons you find all sorts of little cuts and scrapes on your hands you didn’t even know you had. Ouch.  And be careful you don’t get seeds in your drink)
2 Cups of filtered Water
2 TBSP of RAW Honey
1/8 TSP Unrefined Salt (I used sea salt)

I made a double batch on Friday and it was gone by late Sunday afternoon.  The babe loved it and went looking for it Sunday evening only to open the fridge and find the bottle missing.  He looked up at me with a very disappointed little face and said “Juice All Gone? Go store?” I will be making another batch this evening and we will stick with this recipe until the orange juice runs out, then we will try and share a new recipe.  Happy Hydrating! (And feel free to share your hydrating recipes)

A Love Hate Realtionship

I have a love-hate relationship with my kitchen.

I love the kitchen because that is where we make delicious and healthy meals. The kitchen is where I work to keep my family and pets healthy, that is where we bake yummy treats as a family, that is where I get to play kitchen witch when the urge arises.

I hate the kitchen because it is the one room I have to clean on a daily basis, multiple times a day.

The kitchen is the busiest room in the house most days.  The room where most of the work gets done.  Yet the past few weeks I’ve found myself dreading stepping foot in it. I’ve been apprehensive with my menu planning and making meals.  I’ve been just kind of been avoiding it at all costs.  I’ve needed a break from it, so I took one.

Last night, I decided I needed to get over my off again relationship with the kitchen and get back on track, so I went all out and made a large meal and it felt good.   Really good.  The cleaning not so much, but I guess it’s all a compromise and I can live with that.