Friday, July 16, 2010

Coconut

So, I love trying new things and there's always something new that people are buzzing about. One of those things is coconut! Coconut milk, coconut water, coconut juice and coconut oil. While I was at my local Fruitful Yield yesterday I picked some up. This morning I had some in my cereal and it was Fantastic! It's creamy and smooth and slightly sweet. So if you're staying away from dairy this is a great alternative and a way to change it up from soy or rice milk. 
There is a lot of valid information about the health benefits of Coconut anything. For more info on the health benefits of  coconut oil check out Barleans. Take note of the healthy fats section!
Coconut Juice
I also tried coconut juice! They were out of coconut water, so I will be back trying that on my next trek. Maybe it is similar to the juice...I'll let you know.
I really didn't know what to expect when I popped open the can of juice and as I took in that first cold sip I was surprised at how good it tasted. Served nice and cold this beverage was refreshing and slightly sweet with an "earthy" element which I enjoyed.
Coconut juice is very high in potassium and is being used more and more by athletes as an energy drink, aiding in hydration and the replacement of electrolytes naturally rather than using typical sport type drinks.
I don't drink pop or sugary beverages. I stick to tea's and water so for the soda drinkers out there, this may take some getting use to. Replacing old habits with new healthier ones doesn't always take place overnight.
Like any change in life....go slow and enjoy the process.
 


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