Homemade Pedialyte Electrolyte Recipe
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How to make a homemade pedialyte electrolyte recipe.  This easy to make drink replaces lost electrolytes and works in a pinch when you can't get to the store to get the real thing.

Why do kids always get sick on Friday or Saturday night?  It's like the germs know that everything is closed and you can't get them medicine.

I live in a rural area.  I would have to drive almost an hour to find a 24 hour pharmacy.  Even the grocery stores close at 10 p.m.



We are lacking in urgent care centers as it is, but the few we do have close at 2 p.m. on Saturday and aren't even open at all on Sunday.  Because you should totally plan your illnesses for more convenient times, right?

This homemade Pedialyte electrolyte recipe is for those times when you or your older child gets sick when you can't get to a store to get the real deal.

I try to stay stocked on over the counter medicines, but Pedialyte has a crazy short shelf life.   It's not cheap, so I hate to keep it on the shelf only to expire before we use it.

Once you open it, you have to toss it in 48 hours.  I use leftovers to make popsicles so I don't waste it.

This homemade electrolyte recipe isn't just for sickness.  It also makes an effective hangover remedy.  Drink this in between drinks or after drinking to keep your electrolytes and hydration levels in check.

Homemade Pedialyte Electrolyte Recipe


Before we get to the recipe, I want to say that I am not a doctor.  This is meant to be an occasional substitute for Pedialyte used when you can't get to the store.

Young children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.  Always seek medical advice before administering this or any drink or home remedy.

Electrolyte drinks replace sodium, potassium, and water that is lost during diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating.  It also has simple sugars for a quick boost of energy.

Salt and electrolyte levels are a delicate balance.  You want to have enough but not too much.  Therefore, I recommend using this when you need it and then getting Pedialyte when you can get to the store.



Can I Make My Own Pedialyte?


Yes, you can.  You need to follow the directions carefully because too much salt can also harm your body.  This will work in a pinch when you can't get to the store.

Can Drinking Too Much Pedialyte Be Harmful?


Yes, it can.  Your body can get too much salt.  This can cause dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, and even irregular pulse.

Orange Juice


I use orange juice for the base of the recipe.  It tastes good, and then you don't need to any additional flavoring.

Most recipes call for flavored gelatin packets.  My son can't have food dyes, so that eliminates that option for us.

Orange juice also has potassium and magnesium to balance salt levels.  It also has vitamin C.

I buy frozen orange juice concentrates to keep in the freezer.  They keep for several months, and then I always have orange juice available to make this homemade Pedialyte electrolyte recipe.



Baking Soda and Sea Salt


Both baking soda and sea salt have salts in them.  These salts balance your electrolyte levels and help keep you feeling better.

Homemade Pedialyte Electrolyte Recipe

  • 2 cups orange pulp free orange juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions


Step #1


Place water in a pitcher.  Stir in baking soda and salt.  Stir until dissolved.

Step #2


Add the orange juice and stir to combine.

Step #3


Drink 1/2 to 1 cup after each bout of loose stools.  It's best to sip slowly so you don't get sick.

You can also pour this into a popsicle mold to make electrolyte pops.  Kids seems to like them better, so they may get more without a fight.



Other Homemade Electrolyte Recipes


If you don't have orange juice and want to make a similar recipe, try using 1 liter (4.2 cups) water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 6 teaspoons sugar to make a drink.  It won't taste very good, but it will be effective.  

You can also use rice water or coconut water to replace electrolytes.  

Since Pedialyte has a short shelf life, especially once opened, you can also buy oral rehydration salts in packets.  These are World Health Organization approved and perfect for travel, hiking, or an emergency kit.  

These don't have artificial flavors or colors or preservatives.   They don't taste the best, so it will be difficult to get kids to drink it.


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Pedialyte Electrolyte Drink Recipe

Pedialyte Electrolyte Drink Recipe

prep time: 5 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M
How to make a natural pedialyte drink to replace salts and fluids.

ingredients:

  • 2 cups orange pulp free orange juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

instructions:

How to cook Pedialyte Electrolyte Drink Recipe

  1. Place water in a pitcher. Stir in baking soda and salt. Stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the orange juice and stir to combine.
  3. Drink 1/2 to 1 cup after each bout of loose stools. It's best to sip slowly so you don't get sick.
  4. You can also pour this into a popsicle mold to make electrolyte pops. Kids seems to like them better, so they may get more without a fight.
Calories
68.32
Fat (grams)
0.25
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.03
Carbs (grams)
16.79
Fiber (grams)
1.94
Net carbs
14.85
Sugar (grams)
12.22
Protein (grams)
1.19
Sodium (milligrams)
217.02
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.