Saturday, February 16, 2013

DIY pedialyte


what is pedialyte?  It's an electrolyte enhanced  drink with added dyes,  sugars,  and flavors.  It is essentially salt water and koolaid with potassium.
Why you should make it at home:  Plain and simple,  a better way of keeping track of what goes into your body. 
Why water? Hydration,  your little one needs to stay hydrated and having tummy problems will prevent them from that.
why mineral salt?  The right amount of salt with help with hydration,  but too  much can be harmful,  it's a balancing act.
why gelatin?  It's easy for digestion,  when you were little and you got sick did your mom ever make you jello or give you jello juice? Gelatin can help soothe a volatile little tummy.
why blueberries?  Nutrients,  vitamins,  minerals,  antioxidants,  and that much needed potassium.
1/2 cup hot water
3 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon mineral salt
2   tablespoon raw honey*
1 teaspoon gelatin* powder/mix, any flavor
1large handful of frozen blueberries**
Mix salt, honey and gelatin with hot water until dissolved. Add 3 1/2 cups of water, and blueberries, mix well and serve liquid (don't get blueberries in the cup,  keep in the pitcher). Refrigerate up to 3 days
* DO NOT GIVE HONEY TO CHILDREN UNDER 2 UNLESS APPROVED BY A PEDIATRICIAN. USING. GELATIN AND HONEY MAKE THIS RECIPE NON VEGAN.  FOR VEGAN RECIPE DO NOT USE THESE INGREDIENTS. 
** I like to use frozen blueberries because they seem to integrate better into the liquid

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