Coconut Water Smoothies? Absolutely!

What could be more refreshing than a nice cool glass of coconut water? It’s delicious, refreshing and healthy, but are you ready for what this "special water" really has to offer? Check it out below!

What is Coconut Water?

Excellent question! Coconut-water is the clear liquid found inside a young coconut. Yes, it actually comes from a coconut, it is not just water flavored with coconut, but actual coconut-water! Pure unadulterated coconut-water comes loaded with potassium and antioxidants that help you stay hydrated and refreshed.

But the cool part is that kids love this type of water. So, ditch the soft drinks/sports drinks and turn them on to something that is good for their body!

Coconut-Water Nutrition Facts

So, what does this special water have to offer? Let’s see…

Potassium – water from coconuts is an excellent source of the electrolyte potassium. Athletes often drink coconut-water for its potassium; because, it helps  prevent leg cramps, muscle weakness, and a variety of other ailments that comes with playing sports.

Antioxidant Rich – coconut-water naturally contains antioxidants, which helps to prevent the damaging effects that free radicals have on the body.

Improves Digestion – coconut-water not only has a hydrating affect on the body, but also hydrates the digestive tract. When consumed, the nutrients in the water are readily absorbed by the digestive tract thus hydrating the colon.

Quick Energy Fix – coconut, actually encourages the body to produce energy. A lot of athletes and physical fitness trainers will consume coconut-water for its energy and electrolyte properties.


Coconut Water Smoothie Recipes

Watermelon Coconut Smoothie

2 cup watermelon

Squeeze ½ lime, take the seeds out

1 cup coconut-water

2 to 3 mint leaves

1 cup ice

Directions

Blend in your blender until smooth and enjoy!


Coco-nut Orange Smoothie

1 orange, peeled and seeded

1 cup fresh pineapple

1 cup coconut-water

½ banana

1 cup ice

Directions

Blend in your blender until smooth and enjoy!



The Ultimate Green Smoothie

¼ cucumber, or 1 small cucumber

1 kale leaves, large

2 to 3 mint leaves

1 avocado, pitted and peeled

1 cup coconut-water

1 banana

1 cup ice *optional, if your banana is frozen

½ tbsp honey

Directions

Blend in your blender until smooth and enjoy!


Just the Basics Smoothie

1 cup frozen fruit, of your choice

1 cup coconut-water

Directions

Blend in your blender until smooth and enjoy!


Peachy and Sweet Smoothie

1 cup coconut-water

1 ½ peaches, pitted

2 to 3 large strawberries

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 cup ice * optional

Directions

Blend in your blender until smooth and enjoy!

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