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Electrolyte Drink


Summer… The weather is nice, hot and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors. A short bike ride, a day outdoors in the Old Port or perhaps a hike in Mont-Tremblant. But who says heat says risk of possible dehydration!

And if you’re an athlete, it’s an additional risk factor for dehydration. Know that beyond the basic needs it is also necessary to compensate for the liquid needed during sports activity which requires electrolytes, in particular sodium and potassium, as well as carbohydrates in order to be well hydrated!

Sweat is more than water especially if the activity lasts more than 60 minutes and even more important if the temperature becomes a risk factor.

What to do ? There are sports drinks available on the market but if you prefer to make it yourself here is a homemade recipe.


Prep: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Recette boisson electrolyte




It is important to never add ice cubes so it doesn’t dilute the drink: rather freeze a portion of the mixture in ice cubes and add to your bottle if you wish.

Step 1:

Mix water and salt at room temperature until well blended (no grains of salt).

Step 2:

Add the fruit juice: 

  • Grape juice: 750ml OR
  • Orange juice: 1125ml

Step 3:Add water up to a total volume of 2000ml.

  • If you chose grape juice, add 1250 ml of water.
  • If you chose orange juice, add 875ml of water

Step 4:

Mix and drink!

Marie-Claire Gahel-Calouche

Dietitian-nutritionist, member of the Order of Dietitians of Quebec. I am passionate about nutrition and well-being in general. In this section, I offer you quick and easy healthy recipe ideas to prepare for any occasion.

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