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Natural Post Workout Electrolyte Drink

It’s that time of year where when I work out I feel like I just jumped in a pool by the end of my workout. Heck, I can walk out of my house and not even workout and feel like that some days, leaving me wondering why I even bother to shower lol.

Because the Texas summer humidity and heat makes me sweat so much more I always make sure I am staying hydrated, even more so now that I am pregnant! I make sure to drink tons of water throughout the day, but after workouts I like to refuel with this awesome natural electrolyte drink via The Performance Paleo Cookbook. You lose a lot more than just water when you sweat. You lose important electrolytes like potassium and sodium that are needed for proper muscle and nerve function.

This recipe is so delicious and the perfect refreshing flavor during the summer! It kind of tastes like a Pina Colada! The coconut water used in this recipe is an excellent source of potassium, but is lacking in essential sodium to refuel the muscles. That’s why you will see sea salt as one of the ingredients listed below to make up for that. The pineapple juice adds in more than just delicious flavor. It provides a decent source of fruit-based glucose which is used to replace the glycogen you’ve used up from your muscles during exercise.

Ditch the Gatorade and other artificial sports drinks that are anything but natural this summer and opt for this natural electrolyte drink. I bet you might even like it better!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut water
  • 1 cup unsweetened organic pineapple juice
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt (the brand below holds more natural trace minerals than most sea salts in the store that typically undergo high heat processing that strips it of essential minerals)

Directions:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a glass jar, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or so..

 

 

 

My Top 10 Favorite Paleo Meals Across the Web

So I know you all love receiving new healthy recipe ideas so I thought I would put together a list of some of my top favorite paleo recipes that I have found via the internet and cook regularly in my home. Enjoy!

 

1. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

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Buy wild caught salmon online here.

2. Crockpot Barbacoa Beef

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This is great served over Cilantro Cauliflower Rice and made into a burrito bowl with the toppings of your choice such as cilantro, chopped tomatoes, green onions, salsa, avocado etc..

I use grass-fed beef chuck roasts for this recipe and it is delicious!

 

3. Zucchini Lasagna

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If you tolerate some dairy well, this one is out of this world good! I’ve made it for family members who were skeptical of my healthy pasta alternative, but they all LOVED it! Some liked it even more than regular pasta lasagna. It would still be good without dairy if you absolutely cannot tolerate it well.

It’s worth buying grass-fed mozzarella cheese for this recipe for the extra omega 3’s it holds compared to conventional cheese, just like grass-fed meat!

4. Avocado Chicken Salad

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This is a great recipe to make a big batch of for lunches! I like to eat mine with a side of baby carrots and plantain chips.

Slanker’s is the only company that sells omega 3 rich chicken around!! Their chicken has a much more balanced 2:1 ratio of omega 6 to omega 3. Most chickens you buy at the grocery store have a ratio closer to 20:1. That is inflammation waiting to happen in your body, especially if you eat it all the time!

5. Smoky Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

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I make these all the time without the bacon too. It’s the homemade spice blend that makes these so delicious!!

Slanker’s also sells omega 3 rich bacon now too, but they go out fast!!

6. Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms with Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

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This is more of an appetizer but still worth being on this post. Pair it with a nice juicy grass-fed steak and you’d have the perfect meal!

Buy high quality grass-fed steaks online here.

7. Lettuce Taco Wraps

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This is such an easy meal that is sure to please the whole family! This recipe calls for ground turkey. I prefer to use grass-fed ground beef. You really can use whatever ground meat you like but just know that the ground turkey you would buy at the grocery store is going to have a much higher omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acid ratio due to its diet high in grains. Diets high in omega 6 are ultimately what lead to inflammation and all chronic disease in your body. If you tolerate dairy well, go for cheese from grass-fed cows.

8. Pumpkin Pancakes

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Because sometimes you crave breakfast for dinner! This is typically our Saturday morning treat at our house, but as a special treat you could make it for dinner too, why not?! You have to top them with sauteed bananas and pure maple syrup or it will not be as good. These are by far the best paleo pancakes I have ever made! This is a special treat meal not an everyday meal.

9. Crockpot Paleo Chili

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Best Chili Ever. Go make it now!!

10. Zucchini Noodles with Basil Almond Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

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Make this delicious summer pasta salad a meal by topping it with any protein of your choice. Grilled shrimp would be good, wild caught tuna (this is the tuna that I buy) or baked chicken.

Hope you were able to grab a few new recipes from here to add to your collection! Let me know which ones you liked best!

 

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