If you are like me when you finish a BIG WORK OUT,  such as a VERY long walk, or big swim you can feel totally drained. This  happens to me when I have sweated ( NOT glow rather real sweat) and been active for more then 2 hours.  I find my body starts to slow down and I feel drained.    This can be an issue if you need to carry on with what  your are doing.

I am currently training for an annual charity walk taking place at the end of July.  I know from my  training and past walks I feel better and preform better when I am hydrated correctly.  This goes beyond just water, its also important to replace lost electrolytes.  After a bit of research and testing what’s on the market, I turned to coconut water – which is effective at replenishing fluids and electrolytes after exercise. It is comparable to other sports beverages.

The only issue I have with coconut water is its sweet/slightly sour taste which I don’t care for.  However, I do like how quickly I  recover when I drink it.  So I  enhance my coconut water by adding fresh lemon juice – to help with the sweet taste,  a pinch of sea salt – to help with the sour taste, and 1/4 tsp. of  magnesium power –  to help my muscle recovery.

I found my perfect electrolyte drink!After sports without the sugar

I started with coconut water, add the juice of a lemon and a 1/4 tsp of magnesium powder.