Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hydrating COCONUT WATER smoothie!

I have been obsessed with coconut water lately. If you haven't heard of coconut water before, its basically a nutritious hydration drink that's very beneficial after or during your workout. The benefits?

1. Carry's nutrients and oxygen to cells
2. Raises your metabolism
3. Promotes weight loss
4. Detoxifies and fights viruses
5. Provides your body with potassium: helps reduce water bloat

Here is a drink recipe that I am OBSESSED WITH.

6 oz coconut water
1/2 cucumber
1 cup pineapple (or mango)
1.5-2 packets stevia or 1.5 tbsp agave nectar
1/2 scoop protein powder (I use the Vega one for this since it adds 2 servings of veggies)

Put into blender and blend until THICK AND CREAMY. Its so filling, delicious, and not to mention GOOD FOR YOU.


  1. I still haven't tried vega protein yet, because it's SO expensive. Is it really good??

  2. Yum! I have never seen this mixture of ingredients before!

  3. Ahh I have! This looks so good Lisa! Btw I was laughing so hard at your comment. YES I saw Vinny describing Ronnie's laugh!! HAHA! SO FUNNY! OR how about when Pauly D got up and made fun of the customers in work. Do you know what I am talking about? If not, so far my favorite moment. xoxoxoxo!!!!

  4. Haven't tried cucumber in a smoothie before, usually it's just spinach. Cool idea!

  5. fyi I love you! Your comment made me smile so big and feel so good! I heart you! You are so beautiful! Now get twitter! lol :)

  6. You always have the best little concoctions. Yummy!

  7. I tried this a while ago (plain) and it just didn't taste very good :( I would love to incorporate it into my diet somehow since those health benefits are hard to pass up! Maybe I'll test it out in a smoothie...Do you have a particular brand you like?