Here’s something refreshing and healthy to drink. It’s really easy to make, too! I highly recommend it to nursing mothers and those who exercise a lot because we lose water and essential minerals whenever we sweat. The main ingredient of this drink is coconuts, rich in vitamins, nutrients and electrolytes.
Time to make the Coco Chia drink.
1 cup Coconut water
1 cup Young coconut meat
1 tsp Chia seeds, soaked at least 30 minutes in water
1 tsp Natural sweetener like coconut sugar or honey
Handful of berries, strawberries, blueberries or raspberries
Blend coconut meat, coconut water and sweetener of choice then mix in chia seeds. Top with your favorite berries or any fruit you prefer.
Pour in a glass and enjoy on a hot, humid day!
Want to know more nutritional benefits to this simple drink? Mercola says coconut water is —
- Rich in natural vitamins (especially the B vitamins), minerals, and trace elements (including zinc, selenium, iodine, sulfur, and manganese). Vitamins are necessary for the enzymatic reactions your cells need in order to function.
- Full of amino acids, organic acids, enzymes, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.
- Rich source of electrolytes and natural salts, especially potassium and magnesium.
- Light, low-calorie and nearly fat-free, as well as low in sugar but pleasantly sweet—contains about a fifth of the sugar of other fruit juices, like apple or grape juice, as well as containing a little fiber to moderate absorption.
- Rich in cytokinins, or plant hormones, which have anti-aging, anti-cancer, and anti-thrombolytic effects in humans.
Monica Eleazar-Manzano is the co-founder of Flow Retreats, a yoga teacher, health advocate and travel blogger. She shares her healthy finds in her personal Instagram account @monicamanifests.