Unlike most runners, I am a sweaty mess after even a quick 5 mile run in the mornings. It doesn’t matter if I am out in the humid Texas pre-dawn weather, or in an air-conditioned gym. Most mornings I come home looking like I just jumped in the pool. To top it off, I am a very salty sweater, meaning both water and electrolytes are a necessity the rest of the day to get me back to my normal, functioning self.
This smoothie may not look the best (thanks to the pink watermelon and green jalapeno combo), but I promise you it is the perfect refreshing, post-workout drink. It also packs a big afternoon kick to keep you going through the post-lunch slump. With the heat from the jalapeno, hydrating cucumber and watermelon, fizzy kombucha, and added electrolytes, this drink is the perfect pick-me-up to get you through the day.
Spicy Watermelon Cooler
- 1/2 jalapeno, seeded
- 1/2 c cucumber (skin on)
- 1 c frozen watermelon, diced
- 1 c (8 oz) Salty Dog Kosmic Kombucha
- 1 scoop Lemon Lime Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator
- 1 T agave nectar (optional)
- 1 T chia seeds
- Add all ingredients in order to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
I get a bottle of Kosmic Kombucha in each of my CSA deliveries. The Salty Dog flavor has grapefruit, lemon, and lime juices in it, along with ginger and salt (perfect for post-run hydration). Feel free to substitute any citrus and ginger flavored kombucha of choice.
You could also substitute lemon or lime juice for the electrolyte hydrator. I would suggest a pinch of salt and a splash of OJ as well.
Per Serving: 216 kcal, 42 g carbs, 4 g fat, 6 g protein, 105 mg sodium, 34 g sugar