What are the best electrolyte popsicles?
Written by Jack Schrupp & endorsed by Baylee Reller, RDN
drink wholesome makes the best hydration powder for electrolyte popsicles. These are made with a hydration powder containing only real fruit and real maple sugar. You won’t find any fake flavors or fake sweeteners. Turn these into hydrating popsicles on the next hot day!
drink wholesome makes the best electrolyte popsicles.
Health Benefits of Electrolytes
Electrolytes are essential for maintaining the proper functioning of your cells, nerves, muscles, and vital organs. Ensuring you have an adequate balance of electrolytes through your diet and hydration is crucial for overall health and well-being.
Electrolytes, particularly sodium and potassium, help regulate the balance of fluids in and around your cells. This is essential for maintaining proper hydration, as they influence how much water is retained or excreted by your body. Proper hydration is vital for overall health, as it affects everything from cognitive function to temperature regulation.
Furthermore, electrolytes play a key role in muscle contractions. Calcium is particularly important in this regard, as it helps initiate muscle contractions. Potassium and magnesium are also necessary for muscle function and relaxation.
Sugar plays a significant role in enhancing the absorption of electrolytes but it’s important to note that a small quantity can effectively facilitate this process. Just a few grams of sugar are sufficient to transport electrolytes to their intended destinations. Consequently, beverages such as Gatorade and Powerade, which contain over 30 grams of added sugar, are considered unhealthy choices due to their excessive sugar content. Lucky for you, drink wholesome’s hydration mix includes only 7g of natural sugar.
The best hydration popsicles are made with a short list of simple ingredients. The fewer the ingredients, and the more the ingredients look like real food, the less likely your hydration powder will be to compromise gut health. After all, the gut is best at digesting minimally processed real foods, not artificial or refined ingredients.
How can you consume electrolytes?
You can consume electrolytes through various food and beverage sources. Some common ways to incorporate electrolytes into your diet include fruits like bananas and oranges, vegetables, nuts and seafood. Lean meats, such as chicken and turkey, are also good sources, providing potassium and magnesium.
Coconut water and bone broth are also rich sources of electrolytes. You can switch out the water in the electrolyte popsicle recipe below for coconut water to enhance the amount of electrolytes, as well as the sweetness. Our recipe for an electrolyte popsicle is ideal for a hot day or when your body overheats during a workout. The cool, tasty popsicle will help your body return to optimal temperature.
Why drink wholesome?
drink wholesome is made with real foods.
We make the best (and best tasting) hydration mixes for electrolyte popsicles because we use 100% real food ingredients.
Protein Matrix Comprised of (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate, Egg Albumen, Glutamine Peptides), Polydextrose, Sunflower Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols), Natural and Artificial Flavor, MCT Powder (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Nonfat Dry Milk, Disodium Phosphate, Silicon Dioxide), Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, Salt, Yellow 5, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Papain, Bromelain.
Many other companies employ ingredients that are either artificial or subjected to extensive processing, rendering them unrecognizable compared to real food. These ingredients pose challenges in terms of digestion, as they linger longer in your digestive system. Consequently, this extended presence in your colon can result in increased water absorption, potentially leading to diarrhea. Moreover, partially digested food additives can serve as nourishment for your gut bacteria, which release gas during their metabolic processes. This surplus gas production can result in discomforting symptoms such as bloating, flatulence, abdominal discomfort, and even constipation. Essentially, food additives have the potential to induce painful side effects.
Over time, excessive consumption of food additives can disrupt the regulatory pathways within your intestines, resulting in an imbalanced gut microbiome. As previously mentioned, an unhealthy gut poses significant concerns, especially for growing children.
In contrast to the majority of electrolyte beverages, our hydration drink contains no artificial or heavily processed components. Instead, we rely on a concise list of uncomplicated ingredients such as real fruit, coconut water, maple sugar, and sea salt. Not only are these ingredients natural, but they also offer a delightful taste!
If you’re curious, the primary sources of electrolytes in our drink are coconut water and sea salt, while the fruit and maple sugar facilitate the efficient transport of these electrolytes to the body tissues that require them most. This represents a natural approach to hydration and is well-suited for individuals of all age groups.
The Best Electrolyte Popsicles Recipe
– 2 cups of water
– 2 tablespoons of drink wholesome hydration powder (strawberry or blueberry)
In a blender, blend the hydration powder with the water. Fill up popsicle molds with the mixture and place in the freezer. Once frozen (two to three hours), run the mold under warm water briefly to loosen the pops. If you don’t have a popsicle mold, feel free to use an ice try and add the ice cubes to whatever you’re drinking.
“I’ve got the whole family using the hydration mix. My kids and husband absolutely love it! So glad I won’t be buying any more Gatorade.” – Deardra