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matcha coconut water ice cubes

Matcha coconut water ice cubes recipe sports drink healthy rehydrate

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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

Matcha coconut water ice cubes recipe sports drink healthy rehydrate

Matcha coconut water ice cubes recipe sports drink healthy rehydrate

Matcha coconut water ice cubes recipe sports drink healthy rehydrate

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.

Matcha coconut water ice cubes recipe sports drink healthy rehydrate
Matcha coconut water ice cubes recipe sports drink healthy rehydrate

Once frozen, fill the other half of the ice-cube trays with remaining coconut water.

Freeze.

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)
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parmesan, garlic, lemon roasted brussel sprouts

In my small, isolated town we have one grocery store. While our nice little grocery store has pretty much everything I need, it doesn’t always have the largest variety of produce. So, when I see brussels sprouts I get a little excited. They are an easy and fast side dish that my husband and I can enjoy.

brussel sprouts cooking roasted garlic kitchen

brussel sprouts cooking roasted garlic kitchen

brussel sprouts cooking roasted garlic kitchen

brussel sprouts cooking roasted garlic kitchenbrussel sprouts cooking roasted garlic kitchenbrussel sprouts cooking roasted garlic kitchen

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Parmesan, Garlic, Lemon Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb brussels sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice, plus some for serving
  • 1 – 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Rinse and dry the brussels sprouts. Cut off the end/stem and slice in half lengthwise.
  • Toss the brussels sprouts, the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Place brussels sprouts on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes then toss. Bake for another 10-15 or until golden brown on edges.
  • Serve warm with more lemon juice to taste and topped with parmesan cheese.

 

Hope you enjoy!

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