6 cups coconut water
1 1/2 tbsp ginger root, zested
3 tbsp agave nectar
1/8 tsp sea salt
Put water in blender. Squeeze lemon and lime and add to water. Add ginger, agave and salt. Blend.
Will last for 2 weeks.
I easily drink 2 cups during my workout.
Coconut water is great for replacing the electrolytes lost through sweating. However, coconut water is very expensive and so I use it sparingly. I use 6 cups of filtered water and eat bananas or raisins to replace the lost potassium, and pumpkin seeds or spinach for lost magnesium and calcium. Sea salt is used for lost sodium and chloride. I include ginger root because it helps reduce inflammation that occurs naturally as a response to stressing the body. The lemon and lime provide a tartness that taste receptors naturally crave during exercise. Agave nectar is a simple carbohydrate, a fructose, that slowly releases and prolongs its effectiveness providing necessary glycogen to cells.