It’s unbelievable how many people there are out there who are chronically dehydrated without even realizing it, so flavorful drinks definitely help keep hydration up in a creative way. Here’s how to make one of my favorites: lime watermelon electrolyte water.
How to Make Electrolyte-Rich Lime Watermelon Water
- Dice the watermelon and extract the juice from the limes. Try to get your hands on the sweetest watermelon you can find!
- Blend. Add the diced watermelon, chilled coconut water, and lime juice into a blender and blend until smooth. Strain out any seeds from the watermelon if you missed any.
- Serve. Serve immediately, optionally over ice if desired.
2 Big Reasons Why You Should Consume Electrolyte-Rich Drinks
A lot of people don’t drink anywhere near the recommended daily amount of water.
Electrolyte-rich drinks like this lime watermelon water are a great way to help with keeping hydrated. Here are 2 great reasons why you should be drinking them:
- Improved exercise performance – We tend to lose quite a lot of water in our bodies when we sweat during our workouts, which can actually cause a dip in performance of around 1-2%. Stay hydrated so that you can perform well and recover faster!
- Supports a healthy nervous system – Electrolytes help to support your overall nervous system by helping your nerves to transmit signals more efficiently. A healthy nervous system is required for proper brain, eye, muscle, and heart function. (1)
(Also try: The Best Strawberry Lime Water)
Can I Use Regular Water Instead of Coconut Water?
It’s highly recommended that you use coconut water instead of regular water when making your own homemade electrolyte drinks.
On top of providing a great taste, coconut water contains a solid amount of electrolytes in its own right. One cup of coconut water contains 600mg of potassium, which is why I use coconut water for workout drinks.
What’s the Best Way to Store This Lime Watermelon Water?
While watermelon infused water can keep in the fridge for quite some time, once you add in the freshly squeezed lime juice, it ends up significantly shortening the shelf life.
The best way to store this lime watermelon water is to simply keep it in a jug in the fridge for up to 1-2 days.
(You may also like: Raspberry Mango Post-Workout Drink to Recover Electrolytes)
Electrolyte-Rich Lime Watermelon Water
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 4 cups diced watermelon
- 2 cups chilled coconut water
- 2 small limes, juiced
- ice cubes (optional)
- Add the watermelon, coconut water and lime juice to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately, over ice if desired.