Four coconut water smoothies to quench your thirst

What could be more refreshing on a hot day than a cool, tasty glass of coconut water? It’s healthy, refreshing and delicious! But do you know about all of the benefits that this water has to offer? Allow me to fill you in …

 

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A few amazing benefits of coconut water

  • Coconut water is an excellent source of potassium: Water from coconuts is high in the electrolyte potassium. This is why athletes often drink coconut water, for potassium helps prevent muscle weakness and cramps.
  • Coconut water is rich in antioxidants: Coconut water naturally combines antioxidants, which help prevent the damaging effects that free radicals have on the body, such as the first signs of ageing.
  • Coconut water helps improve digestion: Coconut water not only has a super hydrating effect on the body, but also hydrates the digestive tract. When you drink it, the nutrients in the water are readily absorbed by your digestive tract, which in turn hydrates your colon.
  • Coconut water provides an energy fix: Coconut encourages the body to produce energy. A lot of physical fitness trainers and athletes drink coconut water for its impressive electrolyte and energy-boosting properties.

Now that I’ve told you about some of the incredible benefits of drinking coconut water, I’m going to share four of my favourite coconut water smoothie recipes with you. Sip on these to keep your body hydrated during the extreme Jozi heat this summer!

Four hydrating coconut water smoothie recipes

#1: Green coconut smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 cup kale leaves
  • 3-4 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled

#2: Watermelon coconut smoothie

  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 3-4 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup ice

#3: Orange coconut smoothie

  • 1 orange, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 2 tsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup ice

#4: Peach coconut smoothie

  • 1 peach, pitted
  • 4 frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup ice
  • Stevia to taste

Enjoy!

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