When I’m feeling like my workout made me extra sweaty I love to use juice as a means for helping my body to recover and replenish electrolytes lost while sweating. Red, orange and yellow juices overall provide a good source of electrolytes (mainly potassium and some sodium). Beets in particular are known as a rich source of electrolytes, as one small beet contains about 300 mg of potassium and about 70 mg of sodium.
It’s best to drink electrolyte-rich juices about 1 hour pre-workout as a way to boost electrolytes in the body, but you can also drink them post-workout as a means for replenishing electrolytes lost through sweat.
- 2 beets (beetroot)
- 4 small carrots
- 1 pear
- 2 handfuls of fresh parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried to add post-juicing)
- 2 kale (Tuscan cabbage) leaves
- Wash all produce well.
- Peel the beets.
- Add all produce through juicer and enjoy!
- Nutrition per serving:
Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.