- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup frozen fruit —strawberries, blueberries or bananas
There’s nothing that comes even close. Yes, we’re talking about the taste of fruity coconut water slushes. For one, everyone loves slushes and smoothies, especially during the scorching summers. They provide the much-needed relief from the heat and add a sweet tangy twist to any meal. Furthermore, blend them with coconut water and you get an irresistible drink that will not be forgotten.
The nutritional profile of fruity coconut water slushes will vary depending on the chosen fruit. Coconut water is a very potent hydrating agent and will help restore the lost fluids and electrolytes. Coconut water is also known to lower blood sugar and has antioxidant properties. This means it can fight the disease-causing free radicals which are responsible for causing oxidative stress. Coconut water can also help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
The recipe also inculcates the immense health benefits of fruits. Fruits are powerful sources of several nutrients and are low in fat, calories, and sodium content. Fruits are also rich in vitamin C and folate. Fruits are also an essential part of a balanced diet which can help keep cancers at bay.
How to make Fruity Coconut Water Slushes
The great thing about fruity coconut water slushes is that you get to choose which frozen fruit you like. You can try out a variety of fruits and see which ones work best. You could also add a bit of alcohol to spice up things even more. Adding some rum, for instance, will give your drink a pina colada feel and charm.
You can also use pineapple which goes really well with coconut water. Honey can be added as a natural sweetener to the drink to enhance its sweetness greatly.
Coconuts owe their name to Vasco de Gama’s sailors. It is believed that they called it “coco”. Since the coconut had a husk that resembled hair and took the form of a face too, they thought it looked like a spirit. The glory of the “coco” soon spread and reached England, where the suffix “nut” was eventually added.
Did you know falling coconuts are responsible for the death of 150 people every year? Just to give you some perspective, that is ten times more than those killed by sharks.