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Need a healthy sports drink?! This is for you.
Coconuts are naturally packed with everything you need to rehydrate. Known for having a high concentration of potassium and sodium coconut can help to restore electrolytes.
Unlike manufactured sports drinks, coconut water is naturally healthy and contains 2 grams of protein per cup (and we all know protein helps in muscle recovery after workouts).
Coconut water has a mild flavor but is definitely an acquired taste for me….that is why I started making these cubes….the matcha helps mask the taste.
Matcha can assist the body in increasing endurance, metabolism and help drop excess abdominal fat. It naturally increases your body’s energy and heat production during your workout which tells the body to burn more calories….on top of that is has a significant amount of antioxidants.
To make the cubes you will need:
- matcha powder
- coconut water
- a freezer
- mint/lemon juice/berries (optional)
- 2 ice-cube trays
In a bowl, combine 1 cup coconut water with 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder. (one 16.9 fl oz container of coconut water contains 2 cups water)
Stir until matcha is dissolved.
Fill ice-cube trays half full of the matcha mixture and freeze.
Once frozen, fill the other half of the ice-cube trays with remaining coconut water.
Throw the cubes in a glass of water on the way to the gym… (or try in a smoothie)
(If you want extra flavor you can add mint, lemon juice, or berries before you freeze)