Homemade Electrolyte Pops (Pedialyte Alternative)
My poor kiddos got hit with a sickness this past week that knocked ’em down pretty good. Actually, Superman got it first, then me,…then WHAM! All of them. Thankfully, it wasn’t a stomach bug, but it did come with a nasty headache, body aches and fever. And loss of appetite. It used to be that anytime my kids were hit with an illness (especially a stomach bug), if there was any danger of dehydration, I would run to the store and grab some Pedialyte pops. My kids loved them, and I think they actually felt a little bit happy when they were sick because they would get these.
It kills me that at a time when our kids are doing their darndest to recover from an illness, I used to pump them full of all sorts of food dyes, added sugars, and artificial flavors. Ugh.
I realized, there is a better way!
The whole point of giving our kids the pops is because they contain certain electrolytes that help them restore mineral loss after vomiting and diarrhea.
Take a look at the label:
As you can see, it contains a great amount ofpotassium (needed for proper electrolyte balance) and a host of other great minerals. And all it is is coconut water. Nothing else. In order to help balance out the potassium, I added 1/4 tsp of quality sea salt.
My kids ended up loving these, and want me to make them just for fun!