Coconut water has become a staple for me. It is a natural way to replace electrolytes without all the gunk that is put into sports drinks. I use a recipe from Brendan Brazier’s book The Thrive Diet (http://www.brendanbrazier.com/) that mixes coconut water, ginger, lemon, agave syrup and salt for a sports drink during class. I like it, it’s refreshing for me. So, it’s a bit of a ritual / habit.
The last week, my local store has been out of coconut water, so I have been with out for the last 3 or 4 days. The studio sells the small single packs, so I have been making do.
Today, I arrived at the studio this pm to take class and GASP! there were none left in the cooler. OH NO! and I’m still feeling tired and a bit depleted from my overdoing it this week. What to do???? A student suggests trying the store in the same mall we are in. I had been there the night before and all they had was the flavoured kind (which I don’t like). Hmm, maybe I’ll try an emergen”C” – I used to drink those all the time before I discovered the coconut stuff. Ah, the only one we have is Blue something…blah, not tickling the taste buds. So, water, plain ol’ water it is.
Of course I survive the class. It was medium, middle of the road, which I’ll take just fine thank you very much. Perhaps I’ll even break this addiction to coconut water!