Friday, September 10, 2010

Breakfast of Champions

This has been my post-run breakfast during training. I've recently heard about the benefits of Coconut Water, and while I didn't like the aftertaste (a bit slimy), it makes a fabulous protein shake!

It contains the five essential electrolytes that your body craves -- including potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous.

It has more electrolytes and 15 times more potassium than the leading sports drink, and more potassium than two bananas (about 700 mg of potassium is in each 11.2-ounce serving size). (AND NO SUGAR or HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP) These electrolytes work to keep the body cool, help boost poor circulation, replenish your body's fluids after exercising, and aid in the detoxification process while boosting your immune system. I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty NICE to me.

I'm a big fan of potassium! I've noticed significantly less sore muscles and cramps since using this concoction. Even after my long 8 and 10 mile runs.

The other big secret - freeze your bananas before you add them! Super Frosty!

Just LOOK at that texture. Dee-lish!

Peeeee Esssssss... I'll be running that RELAY a week from today! Woot!


  1. Freeze your banana's. That is the best tip ever! How long do you put them in there? Do they last longer?

  2. Yum! Love a good protein shake!

  3. Laura, I usually go through them in a week or I can't speak to how long they last in the freezer (I would guess for at least a few months), but they freeze overnight. I just peel them, break them in half and put them in a ziploc once they start to spot up (like they're ready to be made into bread). So Good!