5 Hydrating Recipes to Eat While Training in Hot Weather
Happy Memorial Day – the unofficial official start of summer which means longer days, warmer weather and for us runners, finding creative ways to beat the heat and keep hydrated.
While I generally try to avoid running when the sun is at it’s strongest, sometimes that doesn’t happen and other times it’s already hot as the devil’s oven at 6 AM. Of course I always carry my handheld with my while on the run to ensure I stay hydrated but as we all know, it’s important to replenish what we’ve lost post-run as well.
Here are 5 easy peasy hydrating recipe to try while training during hot weather this summer:
Refreshing, cool, crunchy and hydrating – this bowl is mix of watermelon, cucumbers and cantaloupes which just happen to make the perfect recovery snack since it’s made up of 90 percent water and helps to replace glycogen stores.
Need something you can take with you on the go? Perhaps to a summer cookout or party? Try this version on a stick. Not only does the watermelon help to keep you hydrated but the cucumber peels contain a ton of nutritional benefits including being high in antioxidants and dietary fiber….the blueberry goat cheese is just thrown in for good measure! 😉
Another nutrient packed way to recover when you’re in a hurry is this green smoothie! Made with coconut water and cucumber to rehydrate and flush out toxins, it’s perfect for restoring what you’ve lost after or workout or say a night out!
Prefer your watermelon to have a bit more of a savory flavor? Try it pairing it with grilled shrimp in a salad instead. The arugula provides a bit of a bite along with benefits including improving oxygenation during exercise which is much needed during hot and humid summer runs! 😉
Lastly, you can’t go wrong with staying hydrated with these Blueberry Mint Hydration Popsicles. They’re specifically made with Nuun, an electrolyte tablet, which is made with active ingredients like sodium, potassium and magnesium designed to keep you hydrated and alleviate muscle cramps. The blueberries also play a vital role in rehydration since they contain up to 92% water and are rich in anthocyanins which acts an an anti-inflammatory.
Have a recipe to share for Meatless Monday? Be sure to linkup with myself and Dixya from Food, Pleasure & Health!