The good weather is approaching and, with it, the most refreshing and healthy drinks. And, undoubtedly, when we think of summer, we think of the beach. And inevitably, coconuts go hand in hand with the most paradisiacal beaches. That exotic fruit full of water so refreshing and delicious. Today we bring you a drink for all those of you who love coconuts; we bring you a drink made from coconut water, 100% natural and full of nutrients and vitamins. Join us to see how to make this coconut water juice recipe. An ideal way to refresh and hydrate on the hottest days.
Coconut water juice is nothing more than a drink made from coconut water. In addition, we can include many other juices or fruits to make a complete juice. Coconut water is extracted from the coconuts themselves. And we recommend you to do it this way. Buy a couple of coconuts and use the water inside to prepare this coconut juice. It will be much more natural than if you buy it already bottled.
Coconut water is a drink very rich in nutrients, has very few calories and, in addition, it is attributed a multitude of benefits and properties for our body. So this coconut juice drink is one of the healthiest options to replace soft drinks this summer. Although later we will see what benefits coconut water has for our body, it is attributed properties such as hydration, so important at this time of year, improves digestion and reduces the risk of heart disease. So, take heart and incorporate coconut water juice into your diet this summer, you’ll love it!
But, before we start, if you like homemade, healthy, fruit-based drinks, don’t miss this delicious Raspberries Iced Tea, or Orange and Ginger Kombucha. Two perfect drinks to drink cold and replace soft drinks this summer.
How to Make Coconut Water Juice
To make this juice we are going to use very few ingredients. Although the recipe accepts all kinds of juices and fruits, we do not want to mask the coconut water too much, since it has such a peculiar and pleasant taste.
We will need a couple of glasses of natural coconut water. Depending on the size of the coconut, and taking into account that the ones we find around here are quite small, we may need to buy two. We will also use natural pineapple and a handful of strawberries. When we have all these ingredients ready, we are going to put them in the blender or mixer, and we are going to blend them until we get a homogeneous mixture. If we have used a blender, we can strain the mixture to obtain a smooth drink without fruit pieces (your choice). And we would already have a delicious coconut water juice, very natural, full of nutrients and properties. Do you dare to try it?
Coconut Water Juice Recipe
- 2-3 glasses coconut water
- 100 g Natural pineapple chunks
- 100 g Strawberries
- Let's start by washing the strawberries very well. We remove the leaves and incorporate them into the blender or mixer.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
- Once ready, we can strain the result to obtain a smoother and more liquid juice. Serve well chilled or with ice.
And that’s how simple it is to prepare this coconut water juice. As we said, you can add as many fruits as you want. For example, you can also include watermelon or cantaloupe, two great options because of the amount of water these fruits contain, and that will help you get a delicious juice.
Other options that will also combine very well with your coconut water juice are mango, papaya, orange…
Did you know that you can substitute coconut water for coconut milk and make healthy homemade smoothies with your favorite fruits? As you can see, you have as many options as possible combinations of fruits. The options are endless.
You can also incorporate more or less coconut water depending on the consistency you want to give your homemade juice.
If you have bought the coconut in its natural state, how do we extract the coconut water?
First we have to open the coconut. To do this we have several options. We can simply make a hole in the top of the coconut, either with a screwdriver, a corkscrew, or even a drill if it is too hard. We can also do it with a knife by cutting the top of the coconut.
But remember that the bark of the coconut is very hard. So piercing or cutting it can be a difficult task, so be very careful.
Properties and Benefits of Coconut Water
We have already mentioned that coconut water is a very healthy natural drink, full of properties and benefits for our organism. Its vitamin contribution is very important for our health, besides, it has great properties.
The first, undoubtedly, is its great hydration capacity, since it is loaded with essential electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, magnesium… Potassium is also a great ally to control our blood pressure.
Another important contribution of coconut water is calcium. Which helps our bone system.
It is rich in antioxidants. Therefore, it helps us to keep our cells healthy and young, and to protect us from damage caused by free radicals.
It is also a great ally of our digestive system, helping us to have a good digestion, thanks to the digestive enzymes it contains.
One of the components of coconut water, lauric acid, helps to improve our immune system.
And finally, thanks to its very low calorie content, it is a very healthy drink that will help us lose weight. Therefore, together with all of the above, it is the best option to replace soft drinks.
Does coconut water have contraindications?
Like everything else, although our coconut water juices are the most natural and healthy beverages, it is also possible that they have certain contraindications. Above all, depending on the consumption we make of it. No doubt, you already know that everything in excess can have contraindications. And coconut water is no exception.
For example, due to its potassium content, excessive consumption will increase its levels in our blood, something that is not at all recommended for those who have kidney or heart problems.
Of course, all those with allergies or intolerances to coconut should avoid this drink.
So, can I drink coconut water every day?
As we mentioned before, coconut juice or coconut water itself is healthy as long as it is consumed in moderation. It is true that we can drink it daily, but experts do not recommend drinking more than three servings a day, at the most.
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