Hope y’all had a happy Thanksgiving. And to my international friends, hope your Thursday was swell. I savored the day with my boyfriend’s family over in New Jersey! The food was a surprise (interesting Dominican dishes), but everything else felt right at home (laughter and hugs).
I noticed that while everyone enjoyed the holiday, many friends didn’t have a great time the morning after. And with the mulled cider, eggnog, and coquito flowing, who can resist enjoying a holiday libation? So here’s another drink, but more on the healthful side.
I borrowed this recipe from Don’t Mess With Mama, and as she explains it, electrolytes are basically salts. When a person heavily exercises (sweats) or “expels fluid,” he or she loses these electrolytes. This juice is meant to be a replacement for Gatorade (which isn’t great for you anyway), and I think it’s tasty for just a nice juice in general. Whether you’re dehydrated from energizing or enjoying spirits, I highly recommend this flavorful, hydrating drink.
So what’s in this elixir? The main component is fresh citrus juice full of Vitamin C. The drop of honey also has a significant source of the vitamin, but it’s mostly for flavor. (I don’t know about you, but I can only handle so much tart lemon at a time.) Versus the salt, which it there mostly for health benefits rather than taste. Also, in place of two cups of water, I recommend trying VROU. They’re a tasty multivitamin drink for women (sorry, gents!), conceived right here in NYC.
I had the pleasure of meeting VROU founder Kathryn at 3WCircle, and I was smitten by her enthusiasm and great company. Along with starting a company focused on keeping women healthy, she also partners VROU with the nonprofit Girls on the Run NYC. Try visiting the site and not breaking out in a grin. In addition to helping a great cause, all their tastes pretty darn delicious. They have three flavors to try, and my fave was the Pineapple Mint. So when you see this drink at the store, I hope you enjoy it.