To get the most out of your workout, it’s important to take care of your body and muscles. Sweating can lead to loss of electrolytes and ultimately cause dehydration if we’re not careful, and sometimes water just won’t cut it. Drinks like Gatorade are designed to help replenish the nutrients we lose, but they’re also often filled with chemical dyes and sweeteners, so the benefits they provide also come at a cost. We have a few go-to drinks for after we work out, and these are the ones we find most effective:
Coconut water is high in minerals like potassium and magnesium, so it’s a great choice if you’re looking to replenish electrolytes. It does contain a bit of natural sugar, but much less than many commercial sports drinks, so you can rehydrate without a crash later on.
The best part of smoothies is that you can add whatever you like. Fruits and veggies are full of vitamins and minerals and added protein powder can help keep you full for longer. Add a little nut butter to help your body absorb all of the fat-soluble vitamins and you’ve got yourself a highly nutritious drink.