Sunday, 6 March 2016

Homemade Energy Drink

One of the best decisions I ever made in regard to upgrading my athletic performance, and health, was to replace all store bought energy drinks with ones made at home.

Here is one I use regularly, before and after exercise, which includes one of my all time favourite fruits - the blood orange.

Blood Orange. A variety of orange with dark red flesh owed to the presence of anthocyanins (a family of antioxidant pigments) such as chrysanthemin.

The citrus family, of which blood orange is a member, are the perfect pre and post workout food due to their rich electrolyte content. Rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium, they help replenish these cell salts which our bodies loose through the process of sweating.

For the perfect homemade sports drink try the juice of two oranges squeezed into 750ml of water with 1/2 tsp sun dried sea salt added. Shake it all up and you are good to go.

Healthier, tastier, and more effective than and pre-bought energy drink.

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