Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Healthy Sip: Zico Coconut Water

Coconut water has been floating around the health & fitness community for awhile and I have to admit, when I first tried it a few years ago, it was not love at first sip. I thought that the aftertaste was funny, the cloudy color creeped me out and I just didn't enjoy drinking it.


Danica recently shared her love for Zico coconut water with me and it didn't take her long to convince me to believe in second chances. I picked up the chocolate flavored Zico at Trader Joe's and I have been highly impressed!

Coconut water is best known to be a natural source of hydration, providing especially good benefits after a hard workout. It contains electrolytes to help you recover and is also packed with potassium. This would be a great option for pre-workout energy kick as well. Per my California sister's recommendation, I like to drink my Zico as a mid afternoon snack with a scoop of vanilla protein powder over ice. It's delicious and adding protein makes it filling, too. This morning after my workout, I mixed up 1/2 cup chocolate Zico with 1 heaping scoop of protein powder and a cup of unsweetened coconut almond milk. It was the perfect post workout fuel and it was nice to not have to pull out the blender. 

Check out the Zico website for benefits, products and recipes! (I just spotted a few Zico cocktails I'm dying to try, too!)

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are now on board! Zico is such a wonderful brand too. I remember when they sent me a ton of samples for my little ole blog! The chocolate one is great for making smoothies.

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  2. I just recently tried coconut water. I love it. I'm going to try it out after my race this weekend and see if I can tell a difference.

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