Coconut Water Refresher

 

Summer is finally here! I know this because I’m gravitating towards anything coconut flavoured. But the sun is also out, which is another teeny-tiny MAJOR clue that we’ve entered summertime. Could Britain really… actually… be having nice weather? Good lord.

 

Coconut Water Refresher

 

Quick!

Don’t waste any time!

Grab your pitchers and grab your BBQs, and let’s make the most of this while it lasts!

 

Coconut Water Refresher

 

So coconut water huh? This is really a ‘thing’ now. As I weep into a receipt of £7.38 for two 1 Litre cartons of the stuff, I’m asking myself – WHY?! It’s water… From a coconut…

Feeling broke and cheated, I had to investigate to see what all the fuss was about and to make myself feel better. In my research, I found some pretty ridiculous health benefits of coconut water. For those who don’t know, let me enlighten you…

Coconut Water Refresher

 

Coconut water:

Boosts hydration, better than sports or energy drinks

Regulates blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

Aids weight loss

Facilitates digestion

Improves skin appearance and ageing

Is rich in nutrients, particularly electrolytes

Can be an effective hangover remedy

Ok. I’m sold. Where do I sign up? 

 

Coconut Water Refresher

 

So after this overwhelming research, I decided to make a summer drink in honour of my new found coconut water ally. We’re on the same page now.

This lovely refresher is inspired by my love of mojitos, but you’ll find no alcohol or refined sugar here. It’s all natural, completely fresh and super hydrating for those sunny afternoons.

 

Coconut Water Refresher

 

This pitcher is perfect to make up when entertaining friends, whether you’re hosting a small garden picnic or an epic-scale BBQ .

I recommend using either innocent or Vita Coco brands, as they use only 100% pure coconut water. There are cheaper brands out there, but these are likely to contain added nasties, like fructose, flavourings and stabilisers.

I hope you enjoy this coconut refresher! Don’t forget to #heartandbowl if you make this – I’d love to see!

 

Coconut Water Refresher

 

Coconut Water Refresher

Makes: 1 large pitcher

Coconut Water Refresher

Ingredients

  • 1.5 litres coconut water
  • 10 mint sprigs
  • 3 limes, quartered into wedges
  • ½ cucumber, cut into thin strips
  • ice cubes, to serve

Instructions

  1. Muddle 4 mint sprigs and the juice of ½ lime in a pestle and mortar.
  2. Place remaining mint, cucumber and lime wedges into a large jug or pitcher. You can squeeze the juice from the limes before adding them for an added citrus kick.
  3. Top up with coconut water, and stir in the muddled mint and lime mixture.
  4. Finally add the ice cubes to serve.

Notes

For a stronger flavour, leave the pitcher in the fridge for at least 2 hours to let the water infuse. Add the ice cubes upon serving.

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