Halloween Recipes with Coconut Water

Halloween isn’t just for treat-hunting kids. The adults get into the swing of things too with costume parties and adult spooky drinks. Here’s a few tasty ones that include coconut water.

Witches’ Brew

2 oz pineapple and cranberry juices mixed together

2 oz. CocosPure coconut water

2 oz. Malibu coconut rum

Pour over ice into frosted glasses. Drink immediately!

 

Bloody Mary

Minty Watermelon Thirst Quencher_no credit1 cup fresh coconut water

1 cup sliced strawberries

3 tablespoons agave nectar or honey

1 shot of white rum (optional)

Blend water, sweetener and strawberries in a blender. Pour over ice and top with rum. Pour a bit of strawberry syrup down the side of the glasses to look like blood. More recipes here.

 

Creepy Eyeball Martini

15343659779_89e15d9d74_b4 oz. vodka

3 oz. lychee juice

2 oz Solerno blood orange liqueur

2 oz. CocosPure coconut water

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add in all the cocktail ingredients, shake well and divide between two martini glasses. Take a couple of the lychee fruits and put blueberries in them to make the “eyeballs” either sink a couple into the drinks or skewer and rest on top. Serve drinks chilled. Read more recipes here.

Do you have a favorite Halloween drink recipe? Don’t keep it a secret. Pass it on to us and we will make sure to post it. Remember that by adding coconut water you make all that alcohol healthier (in moderation, that is).

 

contact-us

Coconut Water Weight Loss Smoothies

Do you like smoothies? We do too. They are easy to blend, they taste great and they can use up all those left over ingredients in your refrigerator. Our Cocos and Cocos Pure coconut water are excellent for weight loss smoothies since they are very low in calories and have an excellent natural sweet taste without any added sugar, additives or preservatives.

We’d like to introduce you to a couple of websites where you will find a lifetime supply of yummy smoothies with coconut water.

On this site https://www.pinterest.com/explore/coconut-water/ you will have not only the pictures but the recipes as well. All you have to do is click the picture, then the “Visit” button. What could be better than all the cool recipes in one place with inviting pictures as well?

Kokomo Detox

Kokomo DetoxHere’s one that we often use called Kokomo Detox. I try to make it once a week, and I’m able to use kale that is so good for you. It is a bright green color – very healthy and delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pineapple (or pineapple juice)
  • 1 cup Cocos / Cocos Pure coconut water (it is 100% pure – not from concentrate)
  • 2 cups kale

 

Directions:

  1. Just blend and enjoy 🙂

 

Iced Coconut Coffee

Iced Coconut CoffeeHere’s another favorite of ours: cold brew iced coffee made with coconut water. By brewing the coffee cold, it loses the bitterness and acidity and tastes just wonderful over ice.

Here’s how to make it:

    1. Put coarse ground coffee beans in a French press or glass bowl.
    2. Add cold Cocos / Cocos Pure coconut water (it is 100% pure – not from concentrate)
    3. Refrigerate for 12 hours
    4. Strain out the beans or push down the French press plunger.
    5. It will already be sweet from the coconut water, but adding a small drop of cream is heavenly.

 

 

 

This website has great ideas for weight loss smoothies as well: http://www.superskinnyme.com/how-to-make-a-weight-loss-smoothie.html It really is effective to drink smoothies that are high in protein and vitamins when you are on a diet.

 

Cocos / Cocos-Pure Weight Loss Smoothie

Cocos / Cocos-Pure Weight Loss SmoothieThis is one of our favorites. It is so versatile because you can mix and match whatever you have in your fridge at the time.

Here’s how to make one:

      1. Use thickeners such as chia seeds and frozen fruit
      2. Use Cocos / Cocos-Pure as a low fat base. Skip the juices as they are high in calories.
      3. Add a good quality protein powder. One scoop is enough.
      4. Then add one tablespoon of high quality fats such as avocados, nut butters or flax seeds
      5. Go easy on the sweeteners. Use Stevia or other natural sweeteners. Flavor with green tea, ginger or cinnamon instead.
      6. I like to add some unsweetened cocoa powder as well. What could be better than a chocolate drink without the calories?

 

Do you have any favorite recipes? Let us know and we will gladly post them on our website.

contact-us

Coconut Water Smoothies

smoothie-recipes-using-coconut-water_500x333pxCoconut water is a rich liquid full of vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese and zinc. It is also low on sugar, making it a great alternative to the usual soft drinks. In addition, it mixes well with other ingredients to form great smoothies. Coconut water smoothies are the best!

Remember, our Cocos-Pure pure coconut water is without added sugar, preservatives, chemicals or additives.

Cocos-Pure is a great ingredient for smoothies as it is a versatile mixer. Here’s a great resource with pictures. It includes over 50 different coconut water smoothies including high protein smoothies, tropical smoothies, detox smoothies, anti-inflammatory pain relief smoothie and finally a section called “smoothies for everything” such a weight loss, belly buster, muscle building and the energizer.

Smoothies are easiest to make with a blender. Just place or pour the ingredients in and turn on the machine. It’s so fast and nutritious – great for people in a hurry. It’s also a wonderful way to use greens or other ingredients you might not like to eat raw or plain. I myself don’t care much for kale, but mixed into smoothies the taste of kale blends well with pineapple juice, fruit and of course coconut water.

Want more recipes? According to HelloGlow.com, “We’ve talked about the best vitamins for beautiful skin before, but here’s a quick refresher in case you missed it. As we age our skin loses its elasticity, it can start to look dull, those darn age spots might start popping up. Number one important thing to do is stay hydrated. Here are some awesome beauty smoothie ingredients to keep your skin happy and glowing……. This smoothie uses a coconut water base that is not only rehydrating, but a good source of magnesium and potassium, as well as smaller amounts of Vitamins C and B. It’s an excellent way to replenish electrolytes.” The recipe calls for frozen mango and strawberries with fresh carrots and coconut water. I have found that frozen strawberries and mango need to be chopped first before adding to a smoothie. Otherwise they won’t blend and add that thickening quality.

Whatever you like to add, just experiment and discover some awesome combinations on your own. Who knows. You may grow to like coffee in smoothies or how about a chocolate coconut smoothie? The important aspect is to start with fresh, organic ingredients and then build from there. That includes the coconut water produced by Cocos Pure. It’s free of GMOs, food additives and harsh preservatives. You’ll like the taste plain or mixed into one the thousands of smoothie recipes. Try it – you’ll like it.

button_tryitnow

Coconut Water Benefits You Might Not Know

CoCos-Pure_464x467pxYou may know that coconut water from a young coconut with a green husk is full of vitamins and minerals. Besides it tastes great. Not every food or drink that is good for you tastes as good as coconut water. In a previous article I spelled out the coconut water benefits. However, according to Allison Martin writing for Lifehack , there are other benefits you might not know about, and I suspect you’ll never find them in a medical journal or even a newspaper. Here are some of them.

 Coconut Water Benefits You Might Not Know

  1. Weight Loss Aid – Coconut water is low in calories but it suppresses your appetite with the full nature of the liquid.
  2. Skin Toner – Coconut water is a perfect natural remedy for skin blemishes and other skin problems. Why buy expensive toners and lotions when you can use something natural?
  3. The Ultimate Hangover Remedy – Next time you overdo it and drink more than your belly can handle, consume coconut water to settle your stomach. It will also replace those essential electrolytes that exit the body if you experience bouts of frequent urination and vomiting.”
  4. Digestive Aid – I have often turned to coconut water after eating too much spicy food or food from questionable sources. It’s been a lifesaver not to end up in bed for a day.
  5. Hydration Boost – During vigorous exercise the body loses vitamin-rich fluids and mineral content. Coconut water is a good replacement and contains twice the amount of potassium and certainly one-fifth of the sugar that most sports drink contains.
  6. Reduction of Blood Pressure – Coconut water is rich in 5 electrolytes present in the body which help reduce blood pressure problems. “These include: calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium. Because of its unique composition, coconut water can be enjoyed by individuals with varying medical conditions.”
  7. Emergency Infusion for Blood Loss – Because coconut water is compatible to human blood, it can be use in emergency situations to hydrate the body until blood transfusions are available.

Thus obtaining pure coconut water such as the products available through CocosPure, can be a healthy alternative, a remedy for illness and even an emergency blood transfusion.

 

button_tryitnow

Create Glowing Skin and Hair with Coconut Water

There are so many benefits from coconut water for your health. It’s chock full of vitamins and minerals plus electrolytes like sodium and potassium. It’s a great diet food as well with only 40 calories per serving with low fat and cholesterol content.

However, the benefits don’t stop there. It’s great for you skin and hair as well. According to Namrata Kothari writing for the online publication, Green Tribe, there are seven benefits for you skin and hair.

Anti-aging – Everyone can benefit by drinking and applying coconut water topically to the skin. “Coconut water contains anti-microbial powerhouse called lauric acid that helps protect against skin infections. It also contains protein called cytokines that is responsible for encouraging cell growth and cell activation.”

Fights acne – Applying coconut water topically helps heal the skin. “Coconut water has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties that reduces the risk of acne causing microbial infection and helps in getting a clear and flawless skin.”

Natural cleanser and toner – Coconut water is the most gentle and natural cleanser by hydrating without oil. It regulates the pH balance which is often a problem when blemishes are present.

Protects against sunburn – Apply coconut water after too much sun, let it soak in for 30 minutes and feel the difference. The anti-oxidant and vitamin C properties combat that burning destruction.

Tames frizzy hair – Oil is a bit heavy to apply to the hair but coconut water is perfect and effective for this purpose.

Reduces hair loss – Just massage in coconut water and let the Vitamin K and iron go to work to strengthen hair. “Similarly Iron carries the oxygen to the roots making them stronger and reducing hair fall. Just massage your hair with coconut water and leave it in for stronger hair.”

Treats dandruff and dry scalp – The water hydrates the scalp and soaks into the scalp to treat these common problems without special chemicals or harsh shampoos.

While coconut water is considered safe for everyone and has no recorded side effects, it is better to check with a health practitioner for anyone who is allergic to tree nuts or has high blood pressure. Want one of the best sources of pure coconut water?

 

button_tryitnow

More Coconut Water Benefits

CocosPure Coconut WaterHave you noticed the increase in coconut water products – not just in the health food stores but in the big grocery store chains too? Why the growing popularity? There must be lots of coconut water benefits.

More coconut water benefits

Coconut water is the liquid from a young coconut. Eventually the liquid forms into the coconut meat. If you have ever had a drink served inside a fresh coconut you would find the fresh, slightly sweet juice and perhaps some soft coconut meat (sort of like pudding) that you can spoon out. To find out how much liquid is inside, simply shake the young green coconut and you can hear the amount that is inside.

One time in Mexico we were given fresh coconuts with the tops cut off. The bartender had made a drink with the coconut water, pineapple juice and tequila. I think he called it, “coco loco”. “Loco” in Spanish means “crazy”. If you drink too many you might end up confused or drunk – not sure about crazy.

Anyway, back to the coconut water benefits. Not all coconut water products are the same. I’m sorry to say some are full of sugar, other juices, chemical preservatives and flavor enhancers. It’s a good idea to read the labels before you buy. Better yet, just purchase CocosPure coconut water.

Here are the benefits of CocosPure coconut water:

  1. Only single-origin coconut water is used.
  2. All products are 100% all natural with no sugar, artificial ingredients, colors or preservatives.
  3. They are all gluten-free, cholesterol-free, and fat-free.
  4. One can of CocosPure coconut water contains twice the amount of potassium as a fresh banana.
  5. Coconut water is also a source of calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, proteins and vitamins B & C.
  6. CocosPure has developed a process using low-heat pasteurization designed to preserve the vitamin and mineral content.

 

button_tryitnow

Is Coconut Water Good for Your Health?

CoCos-Pure_464x467pxCans of coconut water are popping up in supermarkets worldwide. This was a product that we saw only in health food stores that has now gone mainstream. Why the changing popularity? Why this change?

Coconut water is the fluid inside a young coconut that eventually hardens into the coconut meat eventually. However, the coconut water is supposedly higher in vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese and zinc than the more mature coconut meat. It’s also low in sugar and calories, making it a great alternative to the usual soft drinks.

There are many other benefits to coconut water. According to Dr. Josh Axe, “In certain emergency situations, coconut water has been used for IV hydration due to its high electrolyte content and the fact that it is sterile if used directly from the inside of the coconut. People all over the world enjoy coconut water for its multiple benefits and sweet taste.” (https://draxe.com/is-coconut-water-good-for-you/)

Coconut water can also provide hydration in the case of diarrhea, vomiting or excessive sweating. I remember well one time in another country when I was suffering from some intestinal bug from the food I had eaten. Drinking coconut water right from the coconut was what stopped my problem and saved me a trip to the doctor in a foreign country.

Now we can enjoy the same benefits from canned coconut water. No need to chop off the top of a young coconut! Are all commercial versions of coconut water the same? Given the natural coconut is very good for everyone, what about the canned versions?

The answer is that many of the canned versions are far from “pure”, so please read the labels. Here are a few factors to check for:

  • Use of pasteurization which will reduce the effect of the vitamins and minerals.
  • Inclusion of sugar, added vitamins, even preservatives or other chemicals and additives.
  • Juice from concentrate which lowers the health effects.
  • Most importantly – combination with other juices, such as the drink targeting young children described below.

 

What about the new brand, Cocos Pure? How does it stack up to the other brands? Here are the benefits to choosing Cocos Pure:

  • Single-origin Thai coconut water
  • 100% All natural with no sugar added and no artificial ingredients, colors or preservatives
  • Gluten-free, fat-free, and cholesterol-free
  • High in potassium; one can contains twice the potassium as one banana
  • A source of calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, proteins, and vitamins B and C

Please ask for Cocos Pure at your local supermarket or find it easily on Amazon.com. Just type in “Cocos Pure” in the search bar. Cocos Pure processes its coconut water using a pasteurization process designed to preserve the vitamin and mineral content.

button_tryitnow

Coconut Water Health Benefits: Skin

Coconut water means healthy skin Coconut water means healthy skin

With the popularity of coconut water increasing, it seems people like the taste a well as the health benefits. While the benefits are numerous, today I’ll describe health benefits for your skin. Here they are:

  • Moisturizer
  • Reduces Signs of Aging
  • Reduces Pigmentation
  • Treats Skin Infections
  • Help Reduce Acne

It’s important to note that coconut water tends to lower blood pressure. While this could be a good thing, pregnant women and people on certain medications for blood pressure should consult their doctors before taking coconut water internally. However, this article concerns topical use of coconut water on the skin and thus is safe for everyone. Thanks to Bhavna Panda for her article in stylecraze.com for the following information.

Coconut Water Health Benefits: Skin

Moisturizer: 2 tablespoons coconut water, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey (optional). The water and lemon juice makes a great toner or spread it on as a masque with the honey added. Keep it on for 30 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Lemon juice can dry out your skin, so adjust the amount depending on your skin type.

Reduces Aging: 1 tablespoon coconut water, 2 tablespoons plain yogurt. Apply to your face using a soft brush or tissue. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Use 2 times per week.

Reduces Pigmentation: 1 tablespoon fuller’s earth, 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut water. Apply paste to pimented area. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Use twice a week. Coconut water is rich in vitamin C, known to help remove pigmentation.

Treat Skin Infections: Spray fresh coconut water directly on the infection. it will feel especially soothing if you keep the spray bottle in the refrigerator. Please note that major infections should be treated with medication. Coconut water is best for minor rashes or sunburns.

Reduces Acne: 1/2 coup coconut water, 1 teaspoon honey. Apply with a cotton ball. Wipe off after 10 minutes with a cloth. Coconut water contains antibacterial properties and reduces infections causing acne.

Please return to this website to see more articles about the health benefits of coconut water. Have some remedies of your own for coconut water health benefits: skin? We’d love to hear about them.

contact-us

Some Great Uses for Coconut Oil

CocosPure-Product-Graphics_CookingOilCoconut oil is so versatile that it can be used in cooking, on your skin, as a cleaning aid and even as a medicine.  According to Katherine Kyte writing for Yahoo Style online, there are numerous amazing ways to use coconut oil.  I’m sure there are more, but let’s start with these.

  • Toothpaste – Coconut oil has antibacterial qualities that help you fight tooth decay.  Mix 1/2 cup coconut oil, 2 tablespoons baking powder and 30 drops of pure peppermint oil.  Store it in a glass container.
  • Insect Repellent – Mix 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 3 drops of rosemary oil and 5 drops of tea tree oil.  Store it in a spray bottle.
  • Furniture or Shoe Polish – You can use this on metal, granite, wood or leather.  Combine coconut oil and fresh strained or bottled lemon juice.  Rub it on and polish it using a clean, soft cloth.
  • Natural Makeup Remover – Coconut oil is a natural moisturized.  Rub it on with a cotton ball to remove mascara and foundation.  You can also remove bacterial from your brushes by soaking them in melted coconut oil, then washing then thoroughly.
  • Sugar Scrub – a great way to exfoliate your skin.  Combine sugar and coconut oil until it forms a thick paste.  Gently scrub it on your skin, then wash off with warm water.  Do you like body scrubs?  Here’s more some more recipes.
  • Deodorant – Combine 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/4 cup baking soda, 10 – 15 drop of your favorite essential oil (lavender, lemon, geranium or tea tree or common).  Mash them together, then add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and a few drops of vitamin E oil to obtain a smooth texture (add more oil if you need to).  Place it in a glass container and leave it for a few days to harden.
  • Body Cream – Mix together 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup shea butter, 25 drops lavender oil. Place it in a glass container in a pan of hot water until it is melted.  Shake up the container or beat with a whisk until it is slightly fluffy.
  • Cold remedy – Combine coconut oil and eucalyptus oil.  Rub it on your chest.  The aroma will help with coughs and colds as well.
  • Natural Laxative – Stir in  2 tablespoons of oil into a hot beverage or stir in 1/2 teaspoon into an 8 oz. glass of juice several times per day.  Your constipation or digestion problems will be gone in no time.

Remember that not all coconut oil is processed the same.  You want to buy oil that is non-GMO, preferably organic and processed with little or no heat.  You can find great coconut oil at Cocos Pure that fits all.  Why not try it today?

 

contact-us

Benefits of Coconut Water for Sports

p1120526We know coconut water is chock full of vitamins and minerals, but did you know how beneficial it is for extreme exercise such as the top athletes practice? Here is a testimonial of a sports figure who swears by coconut water to not only get him through the most grueling workouts but also for recovery after sports matches.

What exactly is coconut water?  It is the juice from a young green coconut.  If you were to open this type of coconut you would find it full of liquid.  You could also spoon out the coconut pulp which will soon turn into the coconut meat.  It’s the consistency of pudding and just as delicious.  The clear coconut water should not be confused with coconut meat or coconut oil.  It has more potassium than 3 bananas, low in calories, fat and cholesterol.

Here’s what tennis star, John Isner had to say about using coconut water after his 11-hour marathon Wimbledon win.  “It is super hydrating and has kept me going in long matches and prevented me from cramping even in the hottest and most humid conditions,” Isner says.  He mixed it with protein powder for his post-match recovery.

A number of studies have found that while coconut water is adequate for recreational athletes, professional athletes and those who sweat excessively need still more carbohydrates and sodium, and it is necessary for these athletes to supplement coconut water by adding more salt and eating snacks such as raisins or pretzels.  Even John Isner drank coconut water with added salt the night before his matches.

Another benefit of coconut water is that it causes less nausea, bloating or stomach upsets for athletes who are under extreme pressure to preform.  It is easier to digest than the usual sports drinks. I can attest to this remedy as I once found myself suffering from stomach upset in a third world country without good medical care nearby. Coconut water was what got me through it.

Remember that not all brands of coconut water are created equal.  Be sure to find one that is processed with little or no heat and does not contain additives or sugar.  Also, coconut trees can be sprayed just as any other crop, so search for one that is organic.  CocosPure meets all of these criteria, so why not try it today and taste the difference?  Better yet, take some with you next time you hit the gym or the trail.

button_tryitnow