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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Coffin

Hydrating Mermaid Water

Updated: Jun 22, 2021

Sometimes we just don’t want water but need to hydrate. Im not a huge fan of many of ingredients in most store-bought electrolyte drinks so one for us!

All you have to do is fill a 3 cup mason jar with:

  • Ice

  • 1/4-1/2 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 1/2 cups water

  • 1/8 tsp pink Himalayan salt

  • 1-2 tbsp real maple syrup

  • 1/2 tsp blue Spirulina.

Mix and watch the magic happen as the colors shift into the perfect mermaid blue!

A little on the ingredients and why:

💧Lime juice not only provides the amazing flavor but also provides a massive boost of vitamin C + a little natural sugar!

💧Filtered water of course offers natural hydration and is sufficient to rehydrate. But sometimes we need more! Sometimes we want more!

💧Salt is vital for hydration. If you lose too much salt from sweating and it is not replaced, your cells can no longer take in water or carry away waste products. Thats why you don’t want to skip the salt here!

💧Maple Syrup not only makes this drink a bit sweet and less tart, but it also helps balance your blood sugar levels and offers helpful minerals!

💧Blue Spirulina is one of those incredibly underrepresented superfoods! It is a type of cyanobacteria often referred to as blue-green algae. I could bore you with paragraphs + paragraphs on how cool this is outside of offering an amazing color to this drink but ill try to keep it short.

Blue Spirulina is loaded with various nutrients and antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory, many reduce blood pressure and aid in blood sugar control.

It contains protein, vitamin b1, b2 and b3, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese and more!

Probably the coolest springtime benefit is that Spirulina improve allergic rhinitis - inflammation in your nasal passageways.

If you are rapidly losing electrolytes from say sweating, exerting a ton of energy or sick 🤒 this is absolutely the drink you want!

**You can watch me make this drink on my Instagram Reels! Check it out and let me know what you think!**

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