Yes people...I'm talking about coconut water! Coconut water contains 5 essential electrolytes and also has more potassium than a banana! Bonus, there is no added sugar! That sure beats any other commercial sports drink in my book. Research it yourself. I prefer the ZICO brand but that is mainly because they carry it at Food Fantasies, and sometimes (if I'm lucky) Meijer. Coconut water was definitely an acquired taste for me... and I definitely think it tastes best cold. Luckily, if you don't like the natural flavor, they also make a bomb chocolate flavor! Check out this recovery smoothie I made over the weekend with coconut water:
Blueberry Kale & Coconut Smoothie
|Topped it with some unsweetened shredded coconut. |
Mainly did it for the picture, but it tastes good too, duh :)
1 banana (I use frozen)
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (I use frozen)
1 tbs ground flax seeds
1 tbs hemp protein powder
2 cups of fresh chopped Kale leaves
1 cup coconut water (I use zico natural flavor)
agave nectar to taste
Blend that baby up in the blender! If its not thick enough for your liking, add a couple ice cubes!
I'm about to get a little off of my blog topic, but aside from all that drinking and working out I had 2 art shows to go to/ set up for! The first one was an art show featuring a few local artists, one being my good friend Jeff. He does some really awesome bicycle paintings and was recently featured in Bicycle Times! I've got one of his prints hanging in my kitchen and sometimes find myself just admiring his bright colors and the interesting angles he uses. You can check out his amazing work at http://www.jeffveloart.com/. I think I'm going to have my 4th graders do some Jeff Williams inspired art. I can't wait.
The art show was lots of fun!
|Jeff and I at his art show.. he always makes a goofy face.|
Oh, and try some coconut water!!