In the recent years, ready-to-drink coconut water has been made available in the market and has become a very trendy beverage. It is low in calories, fat and cholesterol free, high in fiber, and rich in antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, and minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. It is a great liquid to use in non-dairy smoothies, green smoothies and those that require a natural boost of sweetness.
This pineapple, berry and coconut smoothie recipe is a great post-workout drink as it is a natural way to re-energize after a strenuous workout. It is really refreshing and tastes like a piña colada without the alcohol! As coconut water is rich in electrolytes, this smoothie is also perfect when you are feeling dehydrated.
• 750 milliliters of coconut water
• 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks
• ¼ cup of fresh raspberries
• ¼ cup of fresh blueberries
• juice of ½ lime
• 8 mint leaves
• 7 ice cubes
This recipe takes about 10 minutes to make. Serves 3.
Put all the ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Ideas And Tips:
• If you want a thicker smoothie, you can use frozen berries and skip the ice cubes.
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