After a grueling workout, try these tangy Dill Pickle Popsicles to help you rehydrate. Packed with electrolytes, high in vitamin C, low in calories, and high in calcium, pickle juice is the ultimate ingredient to combat muscle aches.
Rehydrate with Dill Pickle Popsicles
After a workout, you lose electrolytes from sweating. When electrolytes get low, cramping can occur. Not having enough fluids in your muscles when you sweat intensely can result in serious dehydration and cramping. According to a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, dehydrated men experienced faster relief from muscle cramps after drinking pickle juice. This is why athletes have been drinking it for years. These Dill Pickle Popsicles are a fun and quick way to help you rehydrate after that workout!
- 2 large dill pickles
- 1 cup pickle juice
- Blend all ingredients in a blender.
- Pour into popsicle molds.
- Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
- Eat after a workout or run.
Home Chef Tip: The first time you make these, you may want to dilute with half water and half pickle juice.
Not a big popsicle fan? Here are a few other ways to add pickle juice into your diet:
- Add pickle juice to a cup of water after your workout to replenish your electrolytes.
- Pickle juice is a great meat tenderizer. Use it on steak and pork.
- Add pickle juice to potatoes when you are boiling them to give them a nice zing.
- Poach fish with pickle juice.
- Enjoy a Pickleback which is a shot of pickle juice after a glass of whiskey to alleviate that morning hangover.
- Add pickle juice into your homemade Bloody Mary Mix.
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Disclosure: The author of this article is not a trained medical professional, nor a dietician. All of the information in this post is based on research, doctor recommendations, and personal experience.