Umeboshi Electrolyte Drink

Preparation info
  • Makes: about

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 min

Appears in
The No Meat Athlete Cookbook: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts... And the Rest of your Life

By Matt Frazier and Stepfanie Romine

Published 2021

  • About

We’ve become quite creative in attempts to create sports drinks that someone with a sugar-averse palate can tolerate during exercise. This is a good one for anyone who deals with dry mouth. The salty-sour umeboshi paste, made from pickled, salted Japanese sour plums, stimulates the salivary glands. This version is mild for those new to the ingredient, but you can add more umeboshi paste if you’d like (in that case, keep an eye on the sodium content to make sure it meets your needs for your