3-Ingredient Electrolyte Drink

Crohn’s disease-friendly, ulcerative colitis-friendly, SCD diet-friendly, vegetarian-friendly, anti-inflammatory diet-friendly

Diarrhea is common in Crohn’s and colitis, which makes staying on top of hydration and electrolyte replenishment key. My husband (with Crohn’s disease) loves this drink, especially because it only has three ingredients. And I love how quick and easy this drink is to make — just combine the ingredients and you’re good-to-go!

I like to use Welch’s 100% Grape Juice or orange juice NOT from concentrate, as these two juices are Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD diet)-friendly, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet-friendly, and Paleo-friendly. But any juice can work if it doesn’t aggravate your gut condition.

People with diabetes should be aware that even though juice is a natural sugar, it will still cause blood sugar levels to increase.

3 ingredient electrolyte drink

3-Ingredient Electrolyte Drink

Danielle Gaffen, MS, RDN
This quick and easy electrolyte drink has been a lifesaver for my husband with Crohn's disease. Not only will this beverage help replenish lost electrolytes after diarrhea, it tastes great too!
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Course Drinks
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup juice see above for why I like to use Welch's 100% Grape Juice or orange juice NOT from concentrate
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker bottle or cup with a lid.
  • Shake or stir ingredients together until the salt has dissolved.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword anti-inflammatory diet-friendly, autoimmune protocol diet-friendly, Crohn’s disease-friendly, paleo diet-friendly, SCD diet-friendly, ulcerative colitis-friendly, vegan-friendly, vegetarian-friendly


About the Author

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Danielle Gaffen, MS, RDN, LD

Understanding the link between nutrition and gut disease prompted me to obtain my master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University and become an IBD Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Now I work with people who have Crohn’s and colitis who are struggling with confusion around what to eat. My favorite part is helping them to build confidence to eat without fear while managing their symptoms.

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