The Cocolina — A Coconut Spirulina Energy Drink
Coconut water is Potassium-rich and nature’s best isotonic drink. Spirulina is a protein-rich algae that contains 8 essential and 10 non-essential amino acids, potassium, energy giving B vitamins such as B1, B2, and B6, and magnesium, a mineral essential for energy.
Ingredients: Coconut water and ½ teaspoon spirulina powder
Directions: Pour coconut water into sports bottle and mix in the spirulina powder. Tightly secure bottle cap and shake well. If you cannot stand the taste of spirulina, just take 500mg tablets and down them with the coconut water in between training or workouts. This can also be consumed as a pre-workout drink.
2. Orange Flax Smoothie
Oranges are good sources of potassium, magnesium, B1, B2, B3, B6, and folate. Flax oil (or hempseed oil) will slow down the release of fruit sugar into the bloodstream, giving you a steady supply of energy for a few hours.
Ingredients: 5 peeled, sweet, seedless oranges and 3 tablespoons of cold-pressed flax oil or hempseed oil.
Directions: Add a little cold water (about half a cup) and blend. Drink slowly. Great as a pre-workout drink.