Colorful wildflowers cried out here and there.
The fog rolled over the ocean in the distance.
Looking to the opposite side, SLO City and its ridgeline beckoned.
After this zigzagging hike, the warmish temperatures left me in need of a refresher. I whipped up the following to hydrate and alkalize my weary body. This thirst-quencher (think lemonade stand) offered a familiar cool, sweet-tart finish, and a refreshing way to end any work-out.
2 cups purified water
2 cups ice
Juice of 3 - 6 lemons
4 - 6 tablespoons raw honey
Zest of 1 lemon
Pinch of salt
Strawberries for garnish
Combine all ingredients in blender (except for strawberries) and purée for fantastic results! Taste frothy mixture and adjust according to your own tastebuds. Add more lemon for pucker power; drizzle in more honey for a sugary effect. Serves 2 - 3.
Once consumed, acidic lemons actually produce alkaline-forming properties that balance the pH of the body and combat the buildup of malolactic acid, which contributes to sore muscles in athletes.
Happy adventure hiking! With or without pigs!