by Selva Wohlgemuth, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist
As we approach summer, everyone is playing hard outside and it is important to rehydrate in times of high sweat losses with water that contains some salt.
Photo by Selva Wohlgemuth
RefreshME! Sports Beverage
- 1 naval orange
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 1 pinch sea salt
- ½ cup water
- Optional: 1 tablespoon hydrolyzed collagen*
- 4 to 6 ice cubes
Juice the orange, lemon, and lime with a citrus juicer and add the fresh juice to a glass (makes about ½ cup). Then add the salt, additional water, and optional collagen. Stir well to combine. Add ice cubes, a straw, and enjoy!
Note: The total fluid volume of this beverage is only about 12 ounces (if the ice cubes are melted). Therefore, you may need to hydrate with more fluid post-workout to make up total fluid losses.
*Hydrolyzed collagen is made from beef hide and is a very easy to digest protein. It can be mixed into cold and hot liquids without any additional color or flavor. It is a wonderful way to support your joints, skin, nails, and hair. Because it is easily digested and absorbed, it is a great post-workout protein source.
Need recommendations? Just ask any Co-op wellness staff for recommendations for hydrolyzed collagen or electrolyte products that can be added to water for post-workout replenishment.
Read Selva's Ask the Nutritionist column from the June 2017 issue of the Co-op News to learn about proper hydration and why it is important to drink more than just plain water after working up a sweat exercising or adventuring.