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Homemade Citrus Electrolyte Drink

Great for colds, flus and rehydration after sports.



1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 cups of water or coconut water

2 tablespoons honey

1/8 teaspoon Celtic sea salt



Mix and enjoy.

Homemade Orange Gatorade

Seeing young kids running around with Gatorade, Powerade or any of those sports drinks makes me cringe.  I don’t think parents realize how much sugar and dye is in them!  I do agree that you need to rehydrate after a long workout or practice so here’s a healthier alternative…..



  • 6 oranges, juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon Stevia (optional)



Winter Green Shake

Support your body’s natural detoxification from the kale and avocado in this shake!


  • 1 cup kale, stems removed
  • 1/2 avocado, pitted, peeled
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon organic raw honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice cubes


Use a high-performance commercial drink blender, blend until smooth and creamy.


Recipe courtesy of Whole Living at

Ginger Lemonade

This is a perfect pick-me-up beverage if you feel hungry or tired.


2 inches fresh ginger root
3 lemons
2 quarts of water
Stevia to taste

Directions: Wash and peel the ginger root. Grate it finely over a bowl. Squeeze the grated ginger mash with your fingers to extract the juice. Discard the dry mash. Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add ginger and juice of 3 lemons. Add Stevia and stir well. Drink hot or chill for iced ginger lemonade by adding ice cubes and a fresh slice of lemon.

Tiger Tea


8 green tea bags
3 inches of ginger root juiced (more or less can be used to your taste)
Juice of 5 limes
Directions (Makes approximately ½ gallon):

Steep tea bags in 32 oz. of boiling water for 15 minutes. In a 64 oz. container, combine the steeped green tea and lime juice. Add water and adjust flavors to your taste. Pour over ice. Enjoy!

Vegetable Cocktail

15 lbs tomatoes, coarsely chopped (8 quarts)
1 lg Green Pepper, finely chopped
2 lg onions, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups diced celery
2 bay leaves
2 tsp Basil
1 Tbsp Salt
2 Tsp prepared Horseradish
1/2 tsp pepper
3 Tbsp sugar (Optional)
2 Tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup lemon juice (or to taste)

Put all ingredients except lemon juice in 12 qt or larger pot and simmer 30 minutes or until veggies are soft. Remove basil leaves (if fresh are used)

Press vegetables through a fine sieve/food mill to remove seeds, etc.

Return juice to pot, stir in lemon juice to taste and bring to a boil.

Quickly pour into clean jars leaving 1/2″ headspace, seal.

Process in boiling water bath 30 minutes.  Yield 6-7 quarts.