It’s summer. It’s easy to drink up in the summer! I actually just drink water most of the time, but there are a few other things I do enjoy.
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
That’s not actually a photo of my Chocolate Cherry Smoothie above, but you get the idea. Throw together in a blender:
1 frozen banana
1/2-1 cup frozen cherries (I just eyeball it)
1 scoop chocolate protein
1 cup almond milk
Blend and voila! Yum. Very refreshing after a run. It will look dark purple, not green, & you won’t taste the greens unless you put in too much – start small.
Chocolate Chia Shake
This particular shake is from the Detoxinista cookbook, Everyday Detox. It’s like a chocolate milkshake. She has a similar recipe on her website here.
Republic of Tea Chocolate Yerba Mate
Ok, this is more a winter thing. You got me. It’s kind of like having a hot chocolate before your run. I make it with almond milk instead of water to make it more hot chocolate-like.
Water with Nuun post run
I am always amazed at how good things taste after a run. I’m not big on sweet water, but pop a Nuun tablet in your postrun water and it’s a super refreshing way to replenish your electrolytes.
Speaking of sweet water, I made some infused water the other day that was really refreshing: water with kiwi, blueberries & cucumbers.
Yogi Green Muscle Recovery Tea
I like to drink this after a hard run, or whenever I feel my joints/muscles need a little TLC (like today).
Do you find it easier to get in enough fluids in summer or do you still have to work at it?