H2O is the absolute best thing for you to drink during class or a performance. Sports drinks contain too much sugar and energy drinks are pumping you full of caffeine and a laundry list of ingredients that you can’t begin to pronounce. But sometimes you are craving something more than water to quench that post plié thirst.
Try mixing it up with cucumber water. In the less-than-5-minutes it takes to prepare, you’ll be feeding your body vitamin K for bone strength, Vitamins A and C for fighting germs, and you’ll be getting a healthy boost of potassium and electrolytes as well!
Prep Time: 5 min Yields: 2 Servings
- One large cucumber-peeled
- 3 cups water
- Slice cucumber in half and scoop out seeds with a spoon, then cut into chunks.
- Put cucumber chunks and water into blender, puree and serve.
Variation: Add a handful of mint leaves when blending for a crisp, cool taste.
Joanie Johnson is a certified health coach (CHC) through the Institute for Integrated Nutrition. Joanie is board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practioners (AADP), holds a B.A. in dance from Slippery Rock University, is a certified Pilates instructor, TRX trainer, professional modern dancer with HT Chen and Dancers, a Julie Morgentstern trained organizer and an all-around busy, motivated woman in New York City. She founded Motivated Nutrition (www.motivatednutrition.net) to educate and motivate movers and food lovers of all ages through individual and group coaching, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, creative movement based workshops, and educational seminars. Joanie believes in everyone’s right to live an active, healthy lifestyle and enjoys sharing her passion of optimal wellness through movement, fun and delicious food!