Coconut Drink for Endurance Athletes, Coconut Drink for Runners
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Coconut drink for endurance athletes is a healthy drink which has umpteen nutritional benefits. Healthy coconut drink for runners is a sugar-free natural drink. Learn how to make coconut drink for runners.
To make coconut drink for athletes, cut open the tender coconut and pour the coconut water in a mixer jar. Add chopped coconut meat (flesh) and blend it till smooth.
The tingling flavour of coconut water along with the pulpiness and soothing flavour of coconut meat combine beautifully in this coconut drink for runners to delight your taste buds and refresh your senses. Once you have combined the coconut water and coconut meat, the Coconut drink must be had immediately.
Coconut drink for athletes is a wonderful drink for endurance athletes post workout as it gives a lot of energy for long workouts. It gives you the necessary (Medium Chain Triglycerides) lost through sweat in the workout. This is needed to maintain heart and muscle function. It is best suited for athletes training for more than 60 to 90 minutes.
This is definitely not a substitute to a protein shake, but coconut drink for endurance athlete definitely hydrates you very well. Since it lacks a key electrolyte sodium, some athletes add a pinch of salt to it too.
Coconut water contains less calories than some other sports drink, but it has less protein. So you cannot rely on coconut water for muscle mass. You can add coconut meat to make coconut drink for runners. You will gain some MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which get directly used up in the form of energy rather than being stored in the form of fats. This also makes you feel a bit satisfied.
Try and have the fresh coconut water from tender coconuts, rather than buying the readymade tetra-pack as the later might contain extra calories by way of sugar.
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- Combine the coconut water and coconut meat in a mixer and blend till smooth.
- Pour equal quantities of the drink into 4 individual glasses and serve drink for endurance athletes immediately.
Coconut Drink for Endurance Athletes, Coconut Drink for Runners recipe with step by step photos
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Coconut Drink is a post-workout drink for endurance athletes and runners.
This drink lends 38 calories. 1.3 g protein and 6.7 g of carbs.
It provides the necessary potassium which is lost by of sweat which is 300 mg per glass.
Though it's not a substitue to portien drink, it helps maintain water balance in the body.
It is best suited for athletes training for more than 60 to 90 minutes.
It's totally devoid of empty calories by way of sugar.
Being rich in potassium, this coconut drink is considered nourishing for heart disease and hypertension. The limit should yet be decided by the dietitian.
Diabetics too can have this drink in small quantity occasionally. Some studies reveal that it helps improve insulin senstivity, but remember it has natural sugar (fructose) which in excess quantity can lead to a surge in blood sugar levels. So the amount and frequency of consumption of this coconut water is best decided by your diabetologist or dietitian.
For coconut drink for endurance athletes | benefits of coconut drink for endurance athletes, first you need to buy good tender coconut. The whole coconut is green coloured. This type is 90 to 95 percent water. Choose coconuts that feel heavy for their size, having no cracks and avoid those whose circular indented eyes are damp, moist or moldy. Shake the coconut. It should slosh with liquid and sound full. To extract the water and meat, place the tender coconut on a flat surface.
Now for coconut drink for endurance athletes, prefer this type of big sharp knife for cutting the top part of the coconut.
Now for healthy coconut drink for runners the coconut is to be sliced from the top.
Cut the top portion of coconut at an angle as shown. Continue the same procedure till you cut open from top and remove the husk and the hard shell gets exposed.
This is how the coconut looks like after the entire hard shell has been cut off.
Tap gently on top using the tip of the sharp knife. May be a couple of taps are required to open the coconut shell.
Discard the top shell and open the coconut to get coconut drink for endurance athletes.
Invert the tender coconut over a glass and collect the coconut drink. This is coconut water from tender coconut. For coconut drink with coconut meat, you will need 2½ cups of coconut drink. You can chill this coconut drink for half hour if you wish to enjoy a chilled coconut drink with coconut meat.
Now remove the soft flesh from the inside of the coconut using a spoon. The roadside vendors usually use a portion of the husk or hard outer covering of the tender coconut itself to remove the soft flesh. You can make use of round big spoon for the same. This is the soft flesh, also called as coconut drink or malai. For nariyal ka paani with malai, you will need ½ cup of chopped soft malai.
Add the coconut drink into a mixer jar.
Add the coconut flesh to it.
Blend in a mixer till you get smooth drink. The mixture should be uniformly blended. This is how coconut drink for endurance athletes looks like after blending.
Pour coconut drink for endurance athletes into individual glasses and serve.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per glass
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