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Hydration for dummies: aka I love beverages

Friday, Friday, Friday!!!

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Today I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness and we’re talking all about BEVERAGES! You know, for staying nice and hydrated so you can function like a normal human being all day and be able to run like a #bossgirl.
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1. It all starts with breakfast. When I wake up in the morning, I’m usually pretty thirsty but also in dire need of coffee. While my liquid gold is brewing, I force myself to drink at least half of a 24 ounce Tervis. If I don’t, then I know I for sure won’t drink any water until after I’ve consumed all the coffee…which is sad/pathetic because I’m usually not wrapping up my morning coffee routine until it’s almost lunch time (yep. I drink tons of coffee. But I also drink my work coffee super slowly because I’m too busy running around like a crazy person).

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2. When I’m not drinking coffee or water, I’m drinking nuun. That’s just a fact. It tastes delicious, makes water easier to down, and has all sorts of important electrolytes. Basically, nuun is what helps me survive long days at work.

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3. Recovery smoothies for days, y’all. My most recent protein powder purchase was Vega Sport Protein in vanilla

  • 1/2 scoop of protein powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of matcha (depending on how much of a green tea taste you want)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of milk of choice (my current fave is half coconut milk, half almond milk)
  • For a thicker smoothie: add yogurt (LOVE adding Green yogurt)

4. Post-run re-hydration routine almost always consists of Le Croix. Of course I love Nuun and Gatorade as much as anyone else but there’s something so satisfying about the bubbly deliciousness of flavored sparkling water. PLUS I don’t chug it, which means I don’t get a stomachache from drinking too much too quickly.

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5. And last, but certainly not least…WINE. Pretty sure this needs no explanation. Especially not on a Friday. Is it happy hour yet?

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Happy Friday!!! Hydrate well!

♥ Nicole

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12 thoughts on “Hydration for dummies: aka I love beverages”

  1. I’m laughing SO hard at that first meme with the dancing ‘Friday’ girl..LOL
    I love adding a Nuun tablet to La Croix or just plain water, but it was to be ICE cold. I can’t drink it when it’s room temperature for some reason.

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  2. This is exactly how I hydrate too! I need to be better about drinking water before coffee. But I am good about drinking it in the car on my way to work. Like you, I’m all about the coffee until close to lunch time.

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