Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Wholesome Wednesdays: Tropical Blast Smoothie

Hey Paleo peeps! :) Another Wednesday recipe for you all!

I spent the day doing LOTS of cooking: homemade sauerkraut (well that isn't cooked but you know what I mean!) paleo mayonnaise, coleslaw and now chicken drumsticks for dinner.

But the recipe I am sharing today is for a delicious smoothie recipe made from delicious tropical inspired ingredients!

I used the wonderful Koh Coconut Water which is 100% coconut water. You have to be really careful about checking the labels on coconut water as they can often have sugars added or additives and preservatives. KOH coconut water is not from concentrate and is just 100% pure coconut water.

Benefits of Coconut Water
Not to be confused with the creamy coconut milk, the coconut water aspect of is the watery clear liquid from the fruit's centre.

It has lower sodium, higher potassium and less sugar than your standard sports drink, making it an ideal post workout beverage.

Because it is contains such balanced electrolytes, coconut water makes a good hangover cure too (though you should of course always drink in moderation :) )

Try this recipe as a delicious breakfast option or add some protein to it to make an ideal post workout smoothie - rich in antioxidants, good fats and hydrating electrolytes.

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup of berries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup of coconut water
1 avocado
Ice (if using fresh berries)

Blend until smooth.

Tastes like paradise! Now all we need is the sunshine!

Beware of drinking too much coconut water if you are sensitive to sugars as there is quite a few natural sugars in it. Leave it until after a workout or as part of a protein or fat containing smoothie which will slow down the sugars absorption. Avoid coconut waters with added fruit as this hikes up the sugar content.

Check out Koh Ireland's facebook page here to find your local stockist!

I also have 2 litre cartons of coconut water to giveaway to three lucky winners!

Keep an eye out on my facebook page for full details.

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