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Ingredients

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1 coconut
1 tbsp honey
some mint leaves
1 lemon

Nutritional information

114
calories
28.26 g
carbohydrates
1.71 g
protein
0.53 g
fat
218 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Coconut water with mint and lemon

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 10 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

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There’s nothing quite as hydrating as a glass of fresh coconut water loaded with the goodness of mint and lemon. It requires just half an hour to prepare and is extremely beneficial for health. This summer, battle the scorching heat with the unparalleled magical drink that is coconut water with mint and lemon!

Health benefits:

Coconut water with mint and lemon can be consumed both during summers and winters. This is because it is equally important to stay hydrated in dry weather. Coconut water is the ultimate rehydrating agent. It is packed with antioxidants which will fight the disease-causing free radicals. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut water will replenish the lost electrolyte content from the body. It is very rich in sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, vitamin B and C, and protein.

Coconut water can be consumed to replenish the water lost after exercise. It is also given to replace the fluids when one suffers from diarrhea. The drink has anti-microbial properties as well. Coconut water can also help prevent kidney stone formation. It is helpful in arthritis as well.

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How to make Coconut water with mint and lemon

  • Break a coconut and collect the water in a jug. Scrape all the coconut meat with the help of a spoon. Chop the coconut meat finely and add to the coconut water.
  • Blend in honey, mint, lemon juice, and lemon.
  • Stir well and serve.

Vegans can replace honey with coconut nectar. You can also add a little tequila and ice.

Trivia

The coconut palm in Sanskrit is called ‘Kalpa Vriksha’ which means the tree that gives all that is necessary for living. All parts of the plant are immensely useful. Coconut is believed to be a prehistoric plant. The coconut tree belongs to the palm family. The coconut tree can be both tall and dwarf. Except that the dwarf trees are 20 to 60 feet in height! Because of their water resistance, coconuts can stay afloat over the ocean. Interestingly enough, the Japanese used coconuts filled with grenades in World War 2. These coconut grenades were thrown at the enemy.

You can actually enhance the taste of coconut water by freezing it! Freeze it in the form of ice cubes and add it to your favorite drinks— this way, your drinks are loaded with the goodness of coconut!

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