Have you heard about coconut water yet? It’s all over the place from your favorite Thai, raw or vegan restaurant, to your local smoothie joint. I’m in love with it because it tastes amazing and the health benefits are equally as amazing (did I mention it’s amazing?)Â So where does this water come from? The coconut water derives from a young green coconut, and is taken before the “meat” of the coconut grows.Â I love it after or before a workout to help replace electrolytes, but it’s also fat free, low in calories and loaded with potassium. I have been getting ONE coconut water or Vita Coco (which can be found at most groceries or amazon.com). But there are many other brands that make coconut water.
The Drink: Green Smoothie with Coconut Water
* 3 cups of organic baby spinach
* 3 cups of coconut water
* 1 organic banana
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. It’s packed with potassium and electrolytes…so enjoy for your health!
* Speak Up: Have you tried coconut water yet? Would you ever try this green smoothie?
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