I recently received a case of Vita Coco coconut water.
I love coconut water and could drink it every day. If you’ve never had coconut water, it’s not nearly as strongly or intensely flavored as coconut milk.
Think water, that’s slightly sweet, with just a hint of coconut flavor so even if you don’t “love” coconut (we need to work on that though) you will probably still enjoy coconut water.
It’s so refreshing and has many benefits.
In this post, I recounted some of the many benefits and little factoids about coconut water.
For instance, coconut water is identical to human blood plasma and is a universal donor.
In the Pacific War in the 1940s they used coconut water as blood plasma infusions for the wounded soldiers when human blood plasma was in short supply. Food trivia at its finest.
These individually portioned cartons are perfect for me and come in handy to toss in my purse or into lunches.
Some of my favorite ways to use coconut water other than just drinking it include:
Coconut Water Sports Drink (vegan, GF) – aka, Natural homemade Gatorade because of all the wonderful electrolytes and rebalancing properties of coconut water.
Coconut Milk Kefir (vegan, GF) A three ingredient countertop recipe that uses coconut water, coconut milk, and a starter. You don’t have to “do” anything other than put the three ingredients in a bowl on your countertop and wait for fermented fun times to ensue.
Coconut Water Champagne Fruit Punch – Coconut water is great for rebalancing the body and replenishing electrolytes because it’s high in potassium so after heavy exercise, heavy exertion, or heavy drinking, coconut water is fabulous.
Drinking coconut water with your wine or champagne is what I like to think of as good preventative medicine.
If you’re a coconut fan in general, here are all my coconut oil, coconut water, coconut recipes
If you’d like to enter to win a mixed case of Vita Coco coconut water, comment below:
1. What’s one of your favorite beverages other than water? (links welcome)
Have you ever tried coconut water (or any form of coconut) and did you like it? (coconut recipe links welcome)
2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow @AverieCooks and and then tweet the following:
“I’m thirsty & entered to Win a Case of Coconut Water in the @AverieCooks @VitaCoco Giveaway http://tiny.cc/sdpxcw”
3. For extra entries and you must leave a separate comment for each:
or post this Giveaway on your blog
Contest ends Friday, April 20, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. residents only.
P.S. The KitchenAid 7-Quart Stand Mixer Giveaway is still going on until until Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – it’s almost over!
Comment below to enter the Vita Coco Coconut Water giveaway!