Watermelon is at its peak and I’m definitely taking advantage of it! Did you know watermelon is 92% water? This crunchy, colorful, thirst-quenching fruit is perfect for outdoor get-togethers! While watermelon is easy to pack up for a picnic, it’s not so easy to take along on a hike or bike ride. UNLESS….you turn it into a beverage! Blended with coconut water, ginger, lime juice, and basil, this delightful drink will revitalize you in no time!
Coconut water is great for replenishing electrolytes after physical activity because it contains potassium, sodium, and magnesium (electrolytes). It’s definitely a better alternative to the sugary sports drinks that can contain more than twice as much sodium (per fluid ounce) as coconut water. BUT, you shouldn’t switch out coconut water for good ‘ol H2O consumption throughout the day. Coconut water still contains sugar, which means additional calories, and unless you’ve just finished working out, there should be no need to replenish the body with all the electrolytes in coconut water. So go ahead, work up a sweat and then treat yo’ self 🙂 You deserve it!