Sports drinks are designed to deliver hydration, fast digesting carbohydrates for a source of quick energy, and some sodium to replace some of what is lost in sweat. But you need not rely on techy store-bought versions: making your own elixir couldn’t be easier. You’ll also save some hard-earned cash. This sports drink hack makes enough to fill two standard-sized water bottles. The pineapple juice can be replaced with orange juice if desired.
When the heat is on, cold liquids can promote thirst, which in turn encourages better hydration habits during exercise, and reduces perceived effort by helping to lower core body temperature. When getting ready to exercise in steamy conditions, keep a bottle of this drink in the fridge to be consumed early on and freeze a second filled bottle which will thaw in the heat so you’re rewarded with a chilly drink mid-workout.
Place all of the ingredients in a large jug or jar and stir to combine. Divide among 2 water bottles.
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The delicate flavour of shrimp is highlighted with just a touch of lemon and a hint of mustard, while radish and celery give some fresh crunch to this dish. Eat it in lettuce cups, on top of greens, or served on whole grain bread for a filling snack. Sustainability status Both wild and farmed shrimp can be sustainable depending on where they’re caught and how they’re raised. See our article “Sea Change” for more information about choosing ethical shrimp.
Steaming fish in parchment-paper packets, also known as cooking en papillote , is a classic technique that allows you to cook all your vegetables and fish at the same time in a quick, easy, and convenient way. Flavours of lemon, garlic, and spicy dried chili make this a simple, yet showstopping meal. Sustainability status Wild-caught Pacific halibut has Ocean Wise and Marine Stewardship Council certifications and is fished using longlines, which is a more selective method of fishing that results in less bycatch. Prep party Involve family or guests in the prep and have everyone make their own packet. Once you’ve mastered the technique, it’s easy to change up the ingredients. Make sure you select vegetables that will cook at the same rate as the fish.
Slice, drizzle, and squeeze—there’s little more to this refreshing, flavour-packed sweet-meets-heat melon salad. Mad for melon Any juicy, ripe melon can be used in this dish. Try a variety for a multicoloured dish or heirloom melons for a unique taste and look.