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.

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Perk Up Your Potassium with The Juice Truck and Cocos Pure

CocosPure_UniversalEnglish_PineappleOur friends over at The Juice Truck crafted the perfect pick-me-up for a rainy day:  The Avocado Pineapple. They inspired us to make a version that is easy to recreate at home if you’re not near their mobile truck or storefront. However, going for a visit is definitely worth it!

This tropical inspired smoothie is blended with only six simple ingredients including Cocos Pure Pineapple Coconut Water.

Much like coconut water, Avocado is proven to be a nutritional super food, containing more potassium per weight than your typical banana. One cup of fresh pineapple has 131% of your Vitamin C needs for the day.

Happy blending!

Recipe makes 1 serving

1 avocado, pitted
1 cup fresh or canned pineapple
1 can Cocos Pure Pineapple Coconut Water
½ lime, juiced
*raw vanilla and coconut nectar, optional

Mint Cucumber Refresher

We’re in denial that summer is ending and we are trying to soak up every last moment of summer fun. After spending the day in the heat this mint coconut refresher is the ideal cooling treat.

Makes 1 Serving

1 can CoCos~Pure coconut water, cold
1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks, frozen
10-15 medium fresh mint leaves to taste

In a Vitamix, blend the coconut water, cucumber, and mint leaves until smooth. Garnish with a cucumber slice and mint. Enjoy!

Recipe provided by A Whisk and Two Wands

Vodka CocosPure Cocktail: ZU & Pure

Often we reach for coconut water when we’re making a breakfast smoothie or have just completed an intense workout. But CoCos~Pure is also a fantastic addition to an evening beverage. Give this  a try.

Makes 1 Serving

2 oz. Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka
1 can Cocos Pure coconut water

Fill glass sleeve with ice, add vodka, top with Cocos Pure, and garnish with fresh mint sprig. Enjoy!