These 4 Healthy Electrolyte Drinks for Toddlers + Kids are made with whole and natural ingredients and designed to keep your little ones energy levels going strong on a hot day or during a sporting event. For an extra special treat on a hot day, you can even turn these drinks into freezing cold popsicles!


Like most siblings, my two girls couldn’t be more different. Parker is a girls-girl and likes dolls, twirling, princesses and anything pink. Ellie is more into space, camping, climbing trees and playing in the mud. These differences are what makes being a parent so fun and interesting. You birth two children, yet these children are so completely different.

One more difference between the two is a small thing – drinking water. Ellie will drink what seems like gallons of water a day, while Parker drinks maybe a cup a day <———- not ideal!

Normally, I try to just encourage her to drink water and then let her be. But on hot days when she is running around outside, I have to step in. Her entire face is bright red, she’s hot and sweating and she just doesn’t understand that water will make her cool down.

So while she doesn’t drink water, she loves juice. But I am not going to give her gallons of juice a day, I’m not that nice of a mom.

I had to get creative.

I had to make something that looked like juice, but was healthy.

Enter these 4 electrolyte Sports Drinks! These fun flavors are the cure for boring water!

Blackberry + Lemon + Mint Electrolyte Drink
Pineapple + Ginger Electrolyte Drink
Cucumber + Melon Electrolyte Drink
Strawberry + Lime + Coconut Water Electrolyte Drink

Let’s take a peek at what inside these amazing drinks –

Fruit – they have just enough fruit flavors to keep them interesting. You can use fresh or frozen, but I used mostly frozen when I could because I always have bags of frozen fruits already on hand for our daily smoothies. While fruits have a ton of nutrients in them, in this recipe they are mainly used to enhance the flavor of the water, the nutrients they provide is just a happy bonus!

Honey + Himalayan Pink Salt – Don’t be fouled by fancy cans of sports drinks, salt and honey are all you really need to replenish your electrolytes. It’s that easy! Because Himalayan salt (or a good quality of unrefined sea salt will also work) is loaded with over 70 trace elements like magnesium and calcium this is what provides the bulk of electrolytes to your body.
Honey is in there to not only make the drink a little sweeter and more juice-like, but it also helps your body absorb the minerals from the salt. So if you are going to change up the flavor combos below (which I highly encourage you to do) make sure you keep the salt and honey in there for the healing properties of the drink.

Water, Herbal Tea or Coconut Water – while I generally use water in my electrolyte drinks you can also use your favorite herbal tea (this is one of our favorites) or coconut water. Coconut water is amazing for replenishing the body because of it’s extra potassium but on the downside it can get pretty pricey.

And while I came up with these drinks to help Parker stay hydrated, I also fill my own water bottle up each morning and I have noticed a huge difference on how much energy I still have in the afternoons. These drinks really do help you feel replenished, recharged and refueled all-day-long!

Okay, now for the fun part – these popsicles!

As you may know we love popsicles in this house (see here for more healthy popsicles for your toddler) but these electrolyte popsicles are so amazing! They are a perfect item to toss in your little ones pool, soccer or lunch bag for them to have after they spend hours outside in the hot sun!

And because they are like 95% water and 5% other healthy ingredients, I am completely fine with my girls eating as many of these as they want! This makes them the happiest girls on the planet:)

To make these popsicles I usually make a double batch of one of the recipes below (the Pineapple Ginger is my personal favorite) and then I fill our water bottles up with half of the electrolyte drink. With the remaining drink, I add in a little more honey and then fill up some of these amazing ziplock pop bags with the remaining drink and then toss them in the freezer for later that day or week.

Now, it’s time to have some summer fun while staying refreshed and energized!

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These are made with whole and natural ingredients and designed to keep your little ones energy levels going strong on a hot day or during a sporting event.

Ingredients 

Pineapple + Ginger Electrolyte Drink

  • 6 pineapple chunks fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger peeled
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan Pink salt
  • 4 cups water herbal iced tea or coconut water

Blackberry + Lemon + Mint Electrolyte Drink

  • 4 blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 mint leaf optional
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan Pink salt
  • 4 cups water herbal iced tea or coconut water

Cucumber + Melon Electrolyte Drink

  • 3 slices cucumber
  • 2 chunks honeydew melon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan Pink salt
  • 4 cups water herbal iced tea or coconut water

Strawberry + Lime + Coconut Water Electrolyte Drink

  • 4 medium strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan Pink salt
  • 4 cups water herbal iced tea or coconut water

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 45-60 seconds or until fruit is completely pureed.
  • Add ice to a water bottle and pour electrolyte water on top. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Age: over 1 year of age
Yield: 4 cups of electrolyte drink
Storage: will last 3 days in fridge, but will need to be shaken before consuming
To make them into popsicles – follow the instructions above but add in an additional tablespoon of honey and then pour the electrolyte drink into your favorite popsicle molds or these amazing ziplock pop bags and freeze overnight.
Calories: 68kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 339mg, Sugar: 18g, Calcium: 28mg

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