Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Mojitolyte Drink

No.  I have not forgotten about this blog.  I think of things to post and even consult previous posts.  The to-do list is this blog's enemy.

But I had to post this...if only to get it out of my brain so I can come back to it again and again!

I have mild to moderate problems with salt cravings, migraines, low blood pressure, heart irregularities, and static shock.  Oddly, all of these are connected one way or another in Researchdom with electrolytes.  Such a journey to take care of our bodies and do battle with the effects of the Curse on them!

I've been experimenting with homemade sports drinks because my neurologist asked that I drink Gatorade to help with electrolytes and hydration.  Gatorade has sugar and dyes.  Homemade is ok in flavor, but hasn't been great enough to make me guzzle.  Until today.

With a pending migraine and realization that I've neglected water intake today, I thought I'd just make a last ditch effort at an electrolyte drink I would actually like before reaching for IbuCoffee (my drugs of choice for migraine).  I love the taste of mojito - lime and mint, sometimes with coconut.  So I threw it together.  And shocked myself when I reached the bottom of the glass so quickly!  I bet some would even enjoy it made with coconut water which would boost the electrolyte content.  Me?  I like the taste and price of water.....


12 oz glass
Half glass of ice
1 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp THM sweet blend (or sweeten however much with whatever you prefer)
4 shakes of salt
1 drop mint extract

Combine the above and fill glass the rest of the way with water.  Pop in a fun straw, stir, sip!  Repeat...?  :-D

TIP:  This changed my flavored water/micromuffin/oatmeal life.  Instead of opening your extract bottle all the way, poke a toothpick in the seal.  Now you can measure out one drop at a time into your water, micromuffin, oatmeal, what-have-you.  Just remember when you take the seal off after a while if you decide you need to measure large amounts more quickly.  I forgot I did that with my maple extract.  Yeah.  WAY maple-ized frosting.  Also, a near empty extract bottle.

I love my Oxo measuring cups and spoons.
But I sure wish they'd figure out how to make the labels stay on forever!