Paleo Post Workout

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I know that cavemen wouldn’t have had post workout drinks but for anyone who is an athlete, sometimes you need one. Here is a recipe for a Paleo post workout drink.

INGREDIENTS

1 liter of water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons agave or honey
2-3 tablespoons of orange, lime or lemon juice

RECIPE

Put it all in a large water bottle and shake until combined. It’s that easy.

Some reasons why the ingredients are helpful post workout: Baking soda is great for counteracting the lactic acid that builds up in your muscles from exercising. The sugar from the agave or honey will help give you back some energy. The salt and juice are great for replacing some of your electrolytes that you may have lost during your workout.

This is a lot of fluid. Please take your time drinking this, consuming too much liquid at once can have negative health effects.

One more thing I really love about this…It has a really mild taste! I’m not a fan of most post workout drinks so this was a nice change.

Have a good workout!

Melissa Van Dover

@mvandover | melissavandover.com 

March 2014 Events!

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We are very excited to announce our March Cooking Demo topic: Paleo Appetizers!

Demos will be held on two dates at two different Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage locations:

  • Tuesday, March 4th @ 6pm – The brand new Natural Grocers store, corner Colfax and Washington, Denver CO.
  • Saturday, March 8th @ 2pm – Natural Grocers Littleton, corner Kipling and Coal Mine, Littleton CO.

We’ll be showing you how to make our all-time favorites: Paleo Hummus and the ever-popular Devils on Horseback.

March Events

We hope to see you at one of the events!

Camilla and Melissa