I have been a fan of nuun tablets since Barbie told me about them a couple years ago. You just add them to your water, and it adds electrolytes (and other important good stuff athletes need) and a hint of flavor, but without any sugar! It’s a great way to boost your hydration, and we all know I have a hard time keeping my hydration under control. It’s a slippery slope and I’m usually on the wrong side of the slope.
So, I decided I’m cutting out all soda for a while. That means, no carbonated drinks, no high fructose corn syrup. But that generally means no caffeine for someone who doesn’t like coffee. My second day in and I’m jonesing a little for some soda on top of not packing enough food for lunch…it’s a recipe for a bad headache by dinner time. I needed to try to find some kind of caffeine fix. I realized I had one of my favorite English Breakfast Teas in my desk, which is usually good for a caffeine/perk up. But it’s a million degrees outside and I can’t bear to drink hot tea. Nor do I think that particular tea poured over ice would be especially tasty without anything else to add to it, such as sugar or honey. That’s when I discovered:
Instant Runner’s Caffeinated Hydration
1 bag of your favorite black, English Breakfast, or otherwise high octane tea
16-32oz bottle/glass of ice
1 nuun tablet of your favorite flavor
Brew the tea. Feel free to steep a little longer to get more caffeine and flavor, plus it will be diluted in the end. Pour over ice. Add more water if necessary/desired. Add nuun tablet (pushing to bottom under the ice). Wait for tablet to “fizz out” and Enjoy!
This was surprisingly good and I instantly felt better. Necessity is the mother of invention!