Lemon-Lime Boost 3.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Local Living Jul 10, 2018

Similar in flavor to a lemon-lime sports drink, this beverage provides vitamin C, potassium, a little bit of magnesium and calcium. It is a refreshing way to rehydrate without consuming too much sugar or any artificial flavors and colors.

Make Ahead: The drink can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.


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Tested size: 3 servings; makes 3 cups

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey (may substitute maple syrup or a few drops of stevia)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Ice


Combine the lemon and lime juices, water, honey (to taste) and 1/8 teaspoon of the salt in a blender. Seal and blend until smooth and well incorporated. Taste and add the remaining salt, as needed.

Serve chilled, or over ice in a glass.

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Recipe Source

From Casey Seidenberg, nutrition consultant and co-founder of Nourish Schools.

Tested by Anne Midgette.

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