After a hot, sweaty, summer workout it is important to rehydrate so that your body can build itself back up again for your next adventure at the gym or out on the roads. I find this hard in the summer because the heat and humidity can really make me feel nauseous, but here are some ideas that work for me:
Watermelon: Try watermelon for a quick post workout thirst-quencher.
- Watermelon is around 92% water.
- Watermelon replaces the electrolytes your body looses when you sweat.
- Watermelon tastes good.
Make your own Smoothie: Smoothies are a nutrition packed post workout snack.The only challenging part of making a smoothie is choosing what goes into it (and figuring out how to use the blender without any “accidents”).
- Opt for smoothies with fresh, unprocessed ingredients. Choose fresh fruit, skim milk or low fat milk, soy milk, and/or almond milk. You can even add a scoop of nut butter as an extra nutrition punch.
- For sensitive stomaches use plain yogurt with active cultures.
- Add water for desired thickness, and don’t forget the ice.
Get Your Smooze On: Smooze real fruit puree and coconut milk frozen ice snacks are a product that I recently tried post workout and loved.
- They come in easy portion sized packages, are gluten free, all natural and have a refreshingly short ingredient list.
- Coconut milk replaces nutrients and electrolytes lost when you work hard and provides easily digestible healthy omega 3′s.
- My favorite flavor so far is coconut + pink guava since I haven’t had time to try any other flavors yet, but they also come in mango + coconut and pineapple + coconut flavors.
Whatever you decide to do, remember that it is super important to rehydrate and refuel after a workout and hopefully one (or all) of these options will make your post workout snack that much cooler 8)
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