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Post Workout Melon Berry Smoothie with Electrolytes and Vitamin C

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post workout melon and berry smoothie

Summer is here and that always makes workouts more challenging. I am a long distance runner, and this summer my training involves many long runs in the heat in preparation for fall marathons and ultra marathons. I am doing my first 50 miler this fall! An important part of exercise is staying hydrated, replacing electrolytes lost through perspiration, and  refueling after a workout. I find that a great way to do that is to add Emergen-C to a post-workout smoothie.

Emergen C Watermeoln and berry smoothie

Emergen- C comes in a variety of flavors and contains 1,000 mg of Vitamin C for immune support.  It has more Vitamin C than 10 oranges! It also contains electrolytes, which are great after exercise to replace electrolytes lost through perspiration. It also adds 7 B vitamins to naturally enhance energy.*

emergen c nutrition information

For this smoothie recipe, I picked up a box of tangerine Emergen-C at Walgreens. They also are offering a June promotion in which you can buy 1 Emergen-C 30 count box and get 1 Dasani 1 Liter free. That came in handy since I am using water in my recipe to keep the smoothie light.  I choose a combination of watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberries to provide some good post-workout carbohydrates, yet still keep the smoothie light and refreshing. The fruit selection, especially cantaloupe, is also high in potassium to add to the electrolyte mix. This smoothie has a whopping 1078g of potassium! I love that for after a run! This also is a fairly low calorie smoothie. It has a fair amount of carbs to help you refuel but it is diet friendly.

emergen c smoothie tutorial

Making the smoothie is easy. If using the Nutribullet, fill your cup with a selection of watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberries (about 1 cup each).  Add a package of Emergen-C in your favorite flavor (I used tangerine), and add about 4 ice cubes. Then add water to fill line and blend.  If using a regular blender, I listed ingredient amounts in the recipe box. I actually have taken to using my Nutribullet Rx like a standard blender, using the pitcher instead of using the cups.  Emergen-C comes in individual packets, so one box will give you enough for a lot of smoothies. You can also mix it with water and drink it on its own.

Emergen C

The smoothie comes out quite frothy, which I love in summer. Emergen-C has a bit of fizz to it, and the use of ice makes it extra frothy. It has a light refreshing flavor that really tastes great after a run, outdoor workout, bike ride, or really anytime that you have been working up a sweat and want a refreshing healthy drink.

berry melon smoothie

You can buy Emergen-C at Walgreens. I found it at the start of the Vitamin aisle.

Walgreens emergen c location

As you can see, there was quite a good selection.

Walgreens Emergen c

Don’t forget that in June, when you buy 1 Emergen-C 30 count box, you can get 1 Dasani 1 Liter free at Walgreens. Here is the full recipe:

Post Workout Melon Berry Smoothie with Electrolytes and Vitamin C
Recipe type: Smoothies
Cuisine: Post Workout Smoothies
Prep time: 
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Serves: 1 large cup
A post-workout smoothie recipe with vitamin C, electrolytes, and B vitamins for rehydration after exercise.
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1 cup cantaloupe
  • 1 packet of Emergen-C tangerine flavor (or flavor of choice)
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Water to the fill line (or 1 cup)
  1. Place ingredients in the Nutribullet or blender
  2. Add water to the fill line (or 1 cup water)
  3. Blend until frothy
  4. Garnish with fresh strawberries
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 large cup Calories: 211 Fat: 1g Saturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 43g Sugar: 37g Sodium: 94mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 2.2g Cholesterol: 0

Buy Emergen-C at Walgreens. What do you do stay hydrated in summer?

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease


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