|Refreshing "Energy" drink|
Unrefined sea salt
Ionic minerals (alternative to salt)
Aloe Vera Juice (optional)
Orange Juice (not from concentrate)
Fancy 1/2 gal bottle (optional...but it does make it more fun)
I add a small handful of salt to the bottom...about a TBS or so and/or minerals. Next a small can of coconut water to the jar, then add aloe vera juice to the top of the lines at the bottom of the jar....maybe 1-2 cups? I fill to the top with OJ and shake...Oops, don't forget to put the lid on....
I do a roughly half and half juice mix with carbonated water in my recycled amber bottle and sip on it throughout the day. The added minerals proved to be essential for helping me feel satisfied this past winter. Apparently, my hunger cravings were really mineral cravings. Now that the weather is warmer...ok, sweltering hot...I have switched to the salt for the sodium. If I am working outside, I may go thorough multiple "pints" in a day to stay hydrated. The OJ has minerals, sugar and potassium for energy, the coconut water has electrolytes and amino acid similar to our blood and the aloe has lots of pro intestinal benefits plus vitamins and amino acids. (There is a possibility that aloe should NOT be mixed with OJ...but I am not a fan of apple juice, so I choose to mix it in my OJ....it's not like I'm stubborn or anything.) The carbonated water provides CO2 which helps oxygenate the brain and cells and contributes to bone health. Ray Peat has a discussion of that in his Altitude and Mortality article and Osteoporosis article.