Friday, 14 February 2014

Coconut Water Love

(please excuse the eyebrows!)

New York 2010 and I have finally tasted fresh coconut water for the first time. It is the beginning of a tasty love affair at the first sip. I had wanted to try it years before at Notting Hill Carnival but was warned off by the parentals not to try it. This was because I was 12 years old at the time and they didn't want to deal with me if I got a funny tummy.

This had put me off trying it for a long while, so as we walked past a street vendor I thought "why not" and went for it and I have loved it ever since. It was a few more years later until I started seeing it available in supermarkets and my love was reingnited.

It's great on it own and in smoothies, you can also get them in different flavours but I acutally prefer it plain. It's full of antioxidants, an anti-inflammatory and it's detoxifying. Not to mention yummy!

You can regularily find small and large cartons in most supermarkets. I keep a small one in the fridge for when I want to add something extra to my smoothies. It's also really refreshing after exercising, When you are enjoying a sunny day you can sip of this and think of somewhere tropical and some people use it as a hangover cure.

This makes sense as coconut water is one of the most balanced electrolyte source available in nature. This means that it is extremely re-hydrating, as it can help to replenish electrolytes (like sodium and potassium) that are lost through exercise and illness. A serving of coconut water contains about the same amount of potassium as four Bananas. I love bananas but if you can't keep anything down but water when sick, why not give coconut water a try.

All I know is that I love coconut in all it's forms! All hail the coconut! (unless you hate it..... then more for me!)


  1. Ohhhhh love the sound of this Liz, must try it. Only just feel in love with Almond Milk so im game to try another good for me drink :) Loooooooove coconut! :)

    1. I love almond milk as well!, coconut water is higher in cals but has very little fat. Still a great choice if you fancy something different. You can normally find it in the juice section xxx

  2. I adore coconut water, so refreshing and good for you. Makes a great smoothie too x

  3. I like almond milk but also coconut milk, especially in porridge . It seems you can't go wrong wirh nuts!