This Watermelon Electrolyte Booster with young coconut water and pink himalaya salt gives you a natural electrolyte recharge and speeds up your recovery after your workout. After an intense workout it is important to replenish the fluids, electrolytes and glucose that were lost during your workout. Replenishing electrolyte levels is crucial for recovery after a workout, especially when you are sweating a lot. You lose electrolytes (especially sodium and potassium) when you sweat. Watermelon, young coconut juice and a bit of Himalaya salt help to restore your fluid and electrolyte balance.
Coconut water is one of the highest sources of electrolytes in the world. Coconut water has the same level of electrolyte balance as we have in our blood. It is low in calories, fat and sugar and has an alkalizing effect on your body. It is so much healthier for you than any store-bought sports drink. Coconut water contains electrolytes and a wide range of essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium in their natural form without the unnecessary and harmful additives of a regular sports drink.
Himalaya salt is also great for replenishing electrolytes. Salt is essential for your health. However, most common table salts are heavily processed. They lack the essential minerals and trace elements that are so nourishing and healing for your body. Common salts are produced through a process of refinement and high heat and have an altered, unnatural chemical form that your body does recognize as its own. It lacks the essential nutrients of natural salts. Excessive use can actually upset your fluid balance and cause salt poisoning. Himalaya salt, on the other hand, is one of the purest forms of salt on the planet. It is high in nutrients as it still contains the 84 vital trace minerals, including zinc, selenium, and manganese.
Both coconut water and watermelon help replenish fluids and electrolytes but you also lose glucose during your workout. The body uses glucose for energy during your workout. Glycogen is the stored form of glucose. The carbohydrates you eat are broken down into glucose so that your body can absorb and utilize it as energy. Watermelon is rich in natural sugars, which helps restore glycogen levels. Glycogen is the storage form of carbohydrates in your muscle tissue and liver. Even one quart of watermelon contains sufficient carbohydrates to restore your glycogen levels when used immediately after your work-out. When glycogen levels are not restored, this can lead to (muscle) fatigue, lack of energy and decreased performance.
Try this delicious Watermelon Coconut Electrolyte Booster for a deeply nourishing post-workout drink immediately after your workout to aid recovery and replenish fluids, glycogen and electrolytes. To speed up your recovery even more, enjoy a high-protein carbohydrate meal about 1 hour after your workout.
- 1 quarter of a watermelon, deseeded
- 2 large glasses of young coconut water
- a pinch of Himalaya salt
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, pulse and enjoy!