Fuel Up Friday

Quick post to get you ready for a weekend of fitness (and lots of humidity). As the weather continues to heat up and you head out to sweat with all of your friends I want to make sure you not only have the proper fuel, but that you are staying hydrated.

Here are a few tips and a recipe to make sure you are properly fueled.

1. Grab a Gundalow Juice for a quick pick-me-up. Great to drink before, during and after your workout. You can order online and have it shipped right to your door or you can find it at gyms and shops around the city.
Here are just a few of the many places you’ll find Gundalow:
– Atwater’s Canton  

– 3 Bean Coffee
– Ceremony Coffee Baltimore
– Milk and Honey Market

– Yogaworks Federal Hill
– REV Cycle Studio
– Maryland Athletic Club
You can also stop by the Fell’s Point Farmers Market on Saturday mornings to pick up a few juices for the weekend and the week. 
Check out the store locator on the website to see where else you can find Gundalow. 

2.  Whether you are headed to the gym, going for a run or just out running errands make sure you have water. I love my BKR bottle. I also love my Nathan hydration pack. It’s perfect for long runs and has plenty of pockets. It also has a double chest strap so it doesn’t shift as well as two-10 oz/300 mL flasks for the front pockets, and can hold a  1.5L bladder. Check out Boston Street Running. They have a great selection and will help you find the pack that’s perfect for you. 


3. Most of you know how much I love Nuun. Stay hydrated during your workout by filling your water bottle with a Nuun tablet. Nuun active hydration contains a superior blend of electrolytes without added sugars plus it is light to help promote the consumption of water.

Each tablet contains:

  • potassium: 100 mg
  • sodium: 360 mg
  • magnesium: 24 mg
  • calcium: 12.5 mg
  • vitamin c: 37.5 mg
  • vitamin b2: 500 mcg
  • under 8 calories
  • zero added sugars
 4I also recently discovered Nooma, an organic electrolyte drink, thanks to my friend Elyza from CorePowerYoga. This stuff is amazing and includes only organic and non-GMO ingredients. I found it at WholeFoods in Harbor East. 
Nutritional information:

5. Post Workout Fuel

So…now you’ve completed your workout, stretched and are ready to let your body recover. This is one of my favorite post workout shakes from Kathryn Budig, an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and author. I found this recipe in her book, Aim True.  I highly recommend you purchase this book for so many reasons. Not only is it a great read, but it has over 80 healthy recipes. I love this one because it includes cherries which are a great add-ins to help reduce inflammation and muscle pain.
Here is what you need for the Cherry Repairer Smoothie:
1 cup canned light coconut milk
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1-1/2 cups dark sweet cherries
1/4 raw almonds
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 teaspoons maple syrup (or honey)
Toss all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 
Drink up!

Be sure to check out your local places for a fresh, post workout juice or smoothie. Some of my favorites are:

Pure Raw Juice in Federal Hill
PlantBar  in Belvedere Square
Liquid Earth in Fells Point
Corner Juice Bar in Canton

Who’s hitting the pavement this weekend for a long? 
What do you use to stay hydrated during summer workouts?
Happy Friday!


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