Coconut water is the latest fad. Found everywhere from gas stations to speciality health-food stores, coconut water is taking over our world – one coconut (or carton box or plastic bottle) at.a.time. Why? Coconut water contains five vital electrolytes essential to the human body. These include: calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium. Because of this unique composition, coconut water can be enjoyed by individuals with varying medical conditions. In addition, the rich nature of coconut water helps you feel fuller for longer minus the added guilt as the fat content in coconut water is extremely low. Coconut water can also work wonders on our skin from the inside out – its natural properties not only hydrate dry skin but also help add that naturally beautiful glow we all crave (no pregnancy required) – no wonder so many health products (shampoos, conditioners and creams) contain coconut extract. Moreover, the high concentration of fibre in coconut water helps reduce bloating at the same time as aiding good digestion – double win! Lastly, coconut water is popular for its vampiric qualities. Seriously, i’m not joking. Since it is isotonic to human plasma, coconut water can be used in extreme emergencies to rapidly rehydrate the human body if administered intravenously. It is not uncommon for the drink to be used in poorer, third-world countries to save human lives – need I say more?
1 cup unsweetened natural coconut water
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen blackcurrants
1/4 cup plain unsweetened yoghurt (dairy free if vegan etc)
1 tbsp rolled oats (omit if gluten intolerant)
1 tsp honey (or maple syrup if vegan)
Place all ingredients in a food processor, whizz away until nice and smooth then finish with a combination of your favourite toppings. Happy lazy Sunday y’all!