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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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christmas cookies

We leave Christmas Day to have Albin Christmas in Red River, NM! It is suppose to snow…a lot…so yay for a white Christmas. Anyways…back in the day, Zac’s mom use to make these really yummy peanut butter Ritz crackers covered with almond bark, I call them Christmas cookies. Last year we decided to make them a part of our Christmas tradition. And by we, I mean Zac. He made them last year and then again this year. I have to give him photo credit as well.


  

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Ingredients:

  • Ritz crackers
  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate almond bark
  • Vanilla almond bark

Method:

  • Make peanut butter sandwiches by spreading peanut butter between two Ritz crackers (make sure to “break” a couple Ritz with peanut butter for a snack while cooking)
  • Heat chocolate almond bark on stove on low heat
  • Once melted completely coat peanut butter sandwiches using tongs to flip and recover sandwich from chocolate
  • Allow to dry/harden on a cookie sheet (cover in parchment paper for easy cleanup!)
  • Meanwhile heat vanilla almond bark on low heat (two squares is plenty for the drizzle on top)
  • Sprinkle hardened cookies with vanilla
  • Make ahead of time and freeze (We like them better cold/frozen)

We usually make 3 sleeves of cracker sandwiches, because it gets old making all of them.  That works pretty evenly for a whole package of almond bark.  We have tried making them with the white almond bark and drizzle with chocolate, but we prefer them dipped in chocolate with the white drizzle!

Enjoy!

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