Homemade Electrolyte Orange Kiwi Citrus Slushy! Try this homemade citrus slushy drink to rehydrate and stay healthy during those hot summer months or with strenuous activity. A delicious drink packed with Vitamin C, Minerals, and Natural Sugars! This slushy combines the super powers over Orange, Kiwi, honey, Lime Juice, and sea salt to keep the body well tuned! Plus it’s great for kids!
Let’s continue with FUEL talk week, shall we? If you missed the first recipe, just click here for a tasty porridge (breakfast fuel)!
I’m going to share a little story with you that might make you cringe. Cringe in an “oh yuck” kind of way, but trust me when I say it’s worth tell it. haha!
For the past 10 years my husband (aka the kiwi Cotter) has raced and trained for triathlon all through out the summer. This would mean swim sessions every morning, 4-6 hour rides in 100F heat, and running hill repeats at 1pm in the hot Texas sun. Yes, he was crazy. But that man loved (still does) triathlon and did everything he could to work at performing his best. I, on the other hand, would worry that he was going pass out at any point due to heat exhaustion. Hey, can you blame me?
It was about this time every year that the kiwi would try to find a post workout drink that A –> he craved and B--> he could drink down right away. If you know anything about training in the heat, then you know your appetite kinda fades when you are overheated, yet you still need to replenish those muscles! This is because the body is working hard to cool down, so digestion is not it’s top priority. Sweating and breathing is! Anyway, back to my cringe story. Yes, the post workout drink of choice. The only thing he wanted after a hot run or ride was a slushy. But not just any slushy, one combined with coke and orange gatorade. Did you know that 7-eleven actually has both? In fact, I think there was beer mixed in there once too. ACK! Enter cringe face!
Needless to say, I figured I better start coming up with my own post HOT RUN/WORKOUT electrolyte citrus slushy for him to remedy this “oh yuck” concoction.
Hence this recipe with his two favorite fruits! But let me dig a little deeper here into the nutrition of it, ok?
If you think about it, most citrus electrolyte drinks contain a sugar (glucose to restore glycogen), Vitamin C, water, and Mineral like potassium and magnesium. All which help balance out the imbalance of nutrients/water lost when you train hard or sweat a lot. Except a lot of those drink also have aded sugar, chemicals, and preservatives; which the body doesn’t recognize. Hmm… not so good there.
My plan was make a drink with even more nutrients and with ALL natural ingredients. Yes, it can be done!
Here’s what’s in my homemade electrolyte citrus slushy and WHY!
- tons of ice (water for rehydration and cooling)
- kiwi fruit – fresh or frozen, your choice! Kiwi fruit is high in vitamins C and E. Two medium kiwis contain 230% of your RDA for Vitamin C, which is almost double that of an orange. recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, almost twice that of an orange. Kiwi fruit are also high in magnesium and potassium. It even has more potassium that a banana! Both of magnesium and potassium are essential minerals crucial for the body and muscle function. And Potassium is just one example of electrolytes needed here.
- Orange and fresh squeezed orange juice – Rich in Vitamin C for immunity
- Honey – Natural glucose to restore glycogen in muscles
- Sea Salt – Contain Sodium, another example of electrolyte needed when rehydrating.
- Lime Juice- Vitamin C
See, makes sense now, right? And NO ADDITIVES! YAY!Print
Homemade Orange Kiwi Electrolyte Citrus Slushy
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
Homemade Orange Kiwi Electrolyte Slushy! The perfect way to rehydrate and stay nourished during those hot summer months or with strenuous activity. Packed with Vitamin C, Minerals, and Natural Sugars! This slushy combines the super powers over Orange, Kiwi, honey, Lime Juice, and sea salt to keep the body well tuned! Plus it’s great for kids and delicious!
- ⅔ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2 kiwi fruit (peeled) fresh or frozen
- 2 cups ice
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ to 1 tablespoon honey
- 2–3 tablespoon lime juice
- Extra cold water if desired
- Place all ingredients in blender. Blend but on low until slush is formed. Serve immediately
Depending on how much you sweat, you can add more or less salt and honey. For low sugar option, use Bai 5 clementine drink versus orange juice.
- Prep Time: 5 min
Now, I do have one more option here. For those of you looking for the same electrolyte benefits but with a little less sugar. Or maybe you want this slushy for more of a healthy snack or breakfast, then Bai 5 Costa Clementine is perfect! It still contains Vitamin C but is also packed with an antioxidant rich super fruit; the coffee fruit! Remember my love for this drink from this smoothie recipe? It’s the reason why I made this “lighter” version with Bai 5 as well. Same great health benefits and flavor!
You can check out all the other flavors HERE as well. P.S the molokai coconut is awesome too!
Well folks, that’s all I got for today. Let me know if you give this citrus slushy a whirl!
I love it! But then again, it is 100F here today, so I may be a little bias when it comes to any COLD drink! Haha!
Stay tuned for Friday, I have one last fuel recipe that’s great for snacking and travel!
Favorite drink to make to rehydrate? Favorite slushy flavor?
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Cheers and Stay cool!
I hardly ever eat kiwis – and that’s just WRONG of me! I love them so much. This slushy drink looks like the perfect way to stay hydrated. I’ll need these for the last weekend of yoga teacher training 🙂
So you’re saying kiwi is a super food. Or at least when it comes to vitamin C. Count me in then.
Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks
Love the idea of blending up a kiwi! They have such a unique flavor..now I want to go out and buy some.
Not only does this look and sounds tasty, I love that it’s also a solid refuel. I’m always on the lookout for natural electrolyte drinks. Thanks for sharing!
would be great post hike! can i come hike with you now? I miss your gorgeous state and never got to meet you!
you are genius friend!! this looks great and way better than coke and gatorade 😉
Jody - Fit at 57
You come up with the best stuff that is great for you too!!!!
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
Ohhhh this brings back memories of when I studied abroad in Sydney, Australia <3 I would get kiwis at Paddy's market EVERY time I went. This drink sounds delightful. Pinning for sure <3
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
OH! Thinking I may purchase the ingredients to try this out soon…I hit the double digits in my training runs this week!
yes, perfect for your training!!
Love the addition of kiwi fruit! Yum! I make a really basic one with oranges and sea salt. This one sounds amazing!
Yum! I adore kiwi and have been craving them like crazy lately. Excited to try this concoction.
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Looks delicious! Love the flavor combination here.
Megan @ Skinny fitalicious
I don’t use kiwi enough. I need to! Love the flavor combo in this one!
Yum! I haven’t had a slushy in forever! I need to remedy that. I definitely don’t think I could handle the Kiwi’s coke and orange gatorade! It did remind me that in college, a couple guy friends would mix coke + chocolate milk, just to drink with dinner. The other combo was mt. dew + regular milk. BLECH!
OMG that is too funny! and I bet my husband would try that combo. haha
such an amazing wife! i would have bought my boyfriend a gatorade and mixed it up with some ice and have done with it
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
Kiwis are such a good fruit, I love the idea of adding them to a slushy! I’m like you – gatorades and sodas make me cringe! Fruit has sugar and carbs but it also has vitamins and no weird colors or additives.
I started smiling as soon as I say the title of this post – and it did not disappoint! As a runner who’s been stuck in these 90 degree days too, I cringe everytime I see other runners down huge gatorades, slushies, and cokes, when all you really need is fruit! I’ll definitely be recommending this post to many others! Thanks for the recipe!!
Somehow you managed to make a green drink actually look PRETTY and DELICIOUS in these photos! This sounds SO good. 🙂 Pinned!
Taylor @ LiftingRevolution.com
Looks awesome! It’s boiling here wanna come have a slushy party!?
Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Yummy. I love slushees during the summer.
These look delicious! Pinning this for later.. I know it will come in handy when I’m sick or needing some extra electrolytes post workout!
Erin @ The Almond Eater
YES KIWI. <<A Kiwi smoothie for Kiwi Cotter. It only makes sense!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Citrus goodness! Anything with the wonderful kiwi!!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
Add some whiskey and deliver this to me for my birthday?
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
I don’t train like your kiwi – but, I do spend quite a bit of my evening in the summer sun and it sure does kill my appetite! I gotta try this kiwi – orange slushy next time – it sounds absolutely delightful with the honey in it!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
I could have used this post run this morning- it was so humid. Looks so refreshing!
I cannot even remember that last time that I had a smoothie. I am loving this more “adult” version!
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
I used to LOVE 7-Eleven slushies! I love your posts this week!
Lisa @ RunWikApricot i
I’ll want this after a long hot sweaty run! I love Kiwi- such a great idea to add that.
I’ve heard a lot of pro triathletes crave Coke after finishing a big race- gross! No sodas or fake flavored slushies for me- I usually do chocolate milk to refuel although lately I’ve been obsessed with maple water- but then I need to add a little protein. Your slush sounds right up my alley- I need to buy the clementine Bai-havent seen that flavor before!
Heather (Where's the Beach)
Oh I love this. It’s so hard to want to eat anything after a super hot run (workout). I started doing more smoothies because I could/can get those down easier b/c I just want anything cold and slushy. So this is perfect!
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal
What a delicious and refreshing drink! This would be a great way to get my little one to rehydrate after playing outside.
Cara's Healthy Cravings
My that does look refreshing! My fav rehydrating drink if ice cold coconut water with a squeeze of lime.
Susie @ Suzlyfe
You would use kiwi 😀
Bethany @ athletic avocado
I haven’t had a slushy in soooo long, that reminds me of the slushies I used to get as a kid at a popular gas station/food mart called Wawa! Love the combo of kiwi and orange!!!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Perfect timing since marathon training has begun and its heating up outside! I also need that replenishment right away after a long run. Looks so good!