Do you wish you had something a little more tasty plain water–but not too high in sugar–to get you through morning errands, or the witching hour?
This cocktail is full of trace minerals, good bacteria for your gut, and great flavor. Think of it as healthy, homemade Gatorade. It’s a variation on Trim Healthy Mama’s Good Girl Moonshine, but I added my own twist to it (with kombucha, because, #boochaddict)
I whip this up nearly every day for myself, and I’ve perfected it so I can do it in 30 seconds–so even if I’m late getting out the door, I can still fit in this tiny bit of all-important hydration and mama self care.
And the weirdest thing happened once I’d made this a habit…my craving for chocolate just walked away and left me. This is bittersweet (get it?) because I still love the idea of chocolate in my head, but the caffeine and sugar have never loved me. My health mentor told me it was because my Power Drink was helping me absorb minerals and balance my gut so I was getting the calcium and magnesium that my body was asking for when it craved chocolate.
It all got a little to scientific for me, all I know is when I’m drinking this stuff, I feel great, and it tastes great. That’s enough for this mama. I’ll let you decide if you want to use this as an excuse to break up with chocolate.
Mama’s Power Drink (Homemade Gatorade)
This recipe nicely flavors my favorite 22 oz. glass water bottle, you can up the amounts a little to make this in a quart jar!
- 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp. ginger powder
- 4 drops liquid stevia extract (like this)
- 2-4 drops citrus essential oil (get the pure stuff that’s safe to ingest)
- dash of salt
- 2-4 oz kombucha
Throw all the ingredients straight into your glass jar or bottle. Swirl a little to mix, add ice to the top, then add water to fill. Shake thoroughly to spread the goodness around. Then drink it up.
I keep ginger in a small spice shaker so I can just ‘shake, shake’ it right into my bottle without measuring. Same thing with the salt. And I store all the ingredients right in the same cupboard right by my sink so I can literally make it in seconds.
Be sure to use a glass container whenever drinking essential oils. I love my purple Lifefactory bottle and Lime Vitality Oil is my absolute favorite in this drink. The flavors remind me of Sprite.
This combo does so many great things:
- Allows me to benefit from kombucha with minimum calories or caffeine
- Is tasty enough to help me drink more water
- Gets nasty tasting good-for-me things like vinegar and ginger down without even noticing (the essential oils drown out the vinegar!)
- Makes me feel like I’m taking good care of myself
- Totally curbs appetite and cravings
Now it’s your turn–what crazy healthy thing do you put in your coffee, or tea, or how do you make sure you get good stuff in without gagging?