Post Work Out drinks are extremely necessary due to the loss of important body electrolytes during workout. We bring you 5 easy-to-make-at-home post-workout drinks which are not only yummy but will also help you feel energized.
Coconut Water, Lime and Honey
Coconut water has plenty of nutrients. Coconut water has a bunch of enriching vitamins, is low in calories, and also contains electrolytes. Lime on the other hand helps in weight loss, helps improve digestion and helps lower the blood sugar level. And honey which is a natural energy booster, and improves immunity and helps in weight loss too. Combination of all three of these help create a delicious and replenishing drink
Coconut water 1 cup
Honey 1 tbsp
Salt 1/8th tsp
Lime juice 1/8th cup
Mix the salt, honey and lime juice in a tall glass, and blend until you dissolve all the honey fully. Then, stir in the coconut water, and drink. It helps to have the coconut water cool, but you can also pop in a couple of ice cubes if needed.
Watermelon and Coconut WaterWatermelon has been an athletes’ best friend from time immemorial, and if you are working out regularly, you should consider indulging in it too. Watermelon helps relieve post-exercise soreness muscles. Juicy, delicious watermelon has everything you need to refuel and feel energized, plus performance-enhancing benefits that will improve your overall health and fitness in the long run. Combine the goodness of watermelon with the vitamin and mineral filled coconut and get a soothing and replenishing drink.
1 cup watermelon, cubed
1 cup coconut water
Optional: dash salt if you are an extra salty sweater OR if the watermelon isn’t very sweet, this will help bring out the sweetness
Blend and Drink
Chia Seed, Banana and Strawberry Smoothie
Chia Seeds act as energy boosters since they contain omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calciumare filled with vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6. These all contribute to the proper functioning of the body and keeping you healthy and strawberries are packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, strawberries are also a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food.
8-10 ounces of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Tbsp (1-ounce) whole chia seeds
large handful of frozen strawberries
approx. 5 large ice cubes
In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth. Adjust liquid and ice cubes to desired consistency.
Iced tea and Coconut Water
This is a very reviving drink; This drink uses the electrolytes which are present in Coconut and combines them with the goodness of the anti-oxidants present in tea. The cucumbers present in the drink also have a cooling effect on the body.
Green tea 1 cup, cold
Honey 1 tbsp
Rock salt 1/4 tsp
Coconut water 1 cup
Finely slice your cucumber, and keep in the fridge, while you get on with the rest of the recipe. Mix your honey, salt, green tea and coconut water in a jug, and stir. Drop the cool cucumber slices into the mix, and enjoy.
Spinach, Pineapple and Apple Energy Drink
Spinach is packed with antioxidants, and its bitter earthiness will be doused by the sweetness of the fresh fruit. The apple will provide natural sugar and potassium, and the lemon, electrolytes. Pineapples contain high doses of vitamin C and manganese.
Spinach 1 cup
Pineapple chunks 1 cup
Apple 1 cup
Lemon 3 tsp
Use your juicer or mixer to blend everything. Drink!