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How to make LMNT's electrolyte drink mix at homeUpdated 2 months ago

A Science-Backed Quantity of Electrolytes

In the many years we spent mixing electrolyte drinks at home before LMNT existed, we made many messes and had quite a few misses, but we also came up with several great recipes. If you prefer to source your own electrolytes instead buying LMNT, jot this down and grab a scale:

  • ½ teaspoon salt provides about 1 gram sodium
  • 400 mg potassium chloride provides about 200 mg potassium
  • ¼ teaspoon of magnesium malate provides about 60 mg magnesium

These are the same science-backed electrolyte amounts and ratios in each grab-and-go stick pack of LMNT. It’s the equivalent of our simplest product: LMNT Raw Unflavored. You can use this as a base to create your own recipes, or simply follow the guides below to recreate 4 of our most popular flavors.

#1: LMNT Citrus Salt

INGREDIENTS (serves 1):

  • 16–32 oz water
  • ½ teaspoon salt provides about 1 gram sodium
  • 400 mg potassium chloride provides about 200 mg potassium
  • ¼ teaspoon of magnesium malate provides about 60 mg magnesium
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Dash of stevia, to taste

DIRECTIONS: Stir or shake to mix well, and serve over ice.

#2: LMNT Raspberry Salt

INGREDIENTS (serves 1):

  • 16–32 oz water
  • ½ teaspoon salt provides about 1 gram sodium
  • 400 mg potassium chloride provides about 200 mg potassium
  • ¼ teaspoon of magnesium malate provides about 60 mg magnesium
  • ¼ cup whole raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Dash of stevia, to taste

DIRECTIONS: Stir or shake to mix well, and serve over ice.

#3: LMNT Orange Salt

INGREDIENTS (serves 1):

  • 16–32 oz water
  • ½ teaspoon salt provides about 1 gram sodium
  • 400 mg potassium chloride provides about 200 mg potassium
  • ¼ teaspoon of magnesium malate provides about 60 mg magnesium
  • 3 orange slices
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Dash of stevia, to taste

DIRECTIONS: Stir or shake to mix well, and serve over ice.

#4: LMNT Watermelon Salt

INGREDIENTS (serves 1):

  • 16–32 oz water
  • ½ teaspoon salt provides about 1 gram sodium
  • 400 mg potassium chloride provides about 200 mg potassium
  • ¼ teaspoon of magnesium malate provides about 60 mg magnesium
  • ½ cup cubed watermelon
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Dash of stevia, to taste

DIRECTIONS: Stir or shake to mix well, and serve over ice.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Keep in mind that you can batch some of these tasks to reduce your assembly time. Consider making a gallon at a time. Or, pre-measure your sodium, potassium, and magnesium in a smaller container, such as in a monthly pill box. That way you only have to measure ingredients once per month.

However you get your electrolytes, you’re sure to notice a difference in how you feel and perform when you dial in your sodium, potassium, and magnesium intake.

Stay Salty,

The LMNT Team

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