Thursday, November 3, 2011

Young Coconuts - The Tropical Drink You Can Enjoy Anywhere

Thanks again to Whole Foods. My obsession with the store continues. For the past few days I haven't been feeling 100%. I've felt like I've had a sinus headache and it has kept me from my active daily routine. I went to my friends at Whole Foods and thought maybe I could find a more holistic cure my pain. Oddly enough this didn't come in the form of supplements or sprays, it was in the form of young coconut.

You've seen coconut water is all the rage now. I don't really like it plain, but Vita Coco and Zico make some tasty concoctions that mix in other fruits and flavorings. The water is known for it's high potassium and antioxidant levels. (one of my fave fitness fact websites) says that coconut water's electrolytes can even replace those found in sports drinks.

I bought the recommended coconut (yes, it was a WHOLE coconut with a straw in it) and toted it home (it's a bit heavy to add to the grocery bag). I sat on my couch and it was an instant vacation in my living room - nutty goodness, creamy and delicious. I really enjoyed drinking this coconut water vs. the packed waters which taste slightly off. I'm not sure if it was the coconut or the 9.5 hours of sleep I got that night, but I did feel much better the next day!


  1. Interesting stuff! I might have to call you the Coconut Whisperer for now on. Does it taste like a Capri Sun?

  2. Capri Sun? The processed juice stuff? No way! This tastes nutty and tropical like a pina colada!

  3. Yum! I wish I had a Whole Foods near me.