This coconut water is so refreshing, it’ll make you go “ahhh”.
When I first tried coconut water, at a gas station halfway through an 8 hour drive to Connecticut, I was not a fan. If you’ve had coconut water before, you know it’s a bit of an acquired taste. You taste a sip expecting it to taste like coconut milk or coconut flakes, and are instead left with a flavor completely different bouncing around on your palate.
If you’re not a fan of coconut flakes, this could be a good thing for you. However, if you’re a fan of the classic coconut flavor, this new, unexpected taste may take some getting used to.
While my first experience with coconut water wasn’t the best, the next time I gave it a try, after chilling it in the refrigerator for a couple hours, I fell in love.
Unlike water, which I typically have to drink an entire glass of before feeling very refreshed, coconut water gives you a quenched feeling after just one sip. Plus, it pairs perfectly with other flavors, such as pineapple, orange, or even vanilla! Have you seen those fancy coconut-pineapple waters in the grocery store? Well, what if I told you that you could make a super-refreshing fruit-infused version of that homemade and for much cheaper?
And the recipe is just a scroll down away! 😉
This recipe is incredibly refreshing, and super customizable. Not a huge fan of lemon? Switch it out for more orange slices, or go another direction altogether and replace it with raspberries. Looking for a stronger fruit-flavor? Refrigerate your fruit-infused water overnight, and you’ve got yourself a drink even more delicious and refreshing!
But don’t blame me when you drink it all in less than 30 seconds because you can’t get enough! 😉
Super Refreshing Fruit-Infused Coconut Water
- 1.5 c coconut water (12 fl oz)
- 3 clementine or 2 orange slices
- 2 lemon slices
- 2 strawberries, sliced
Add sliced fruits to a large glass, then add coconut water. Let sit overnight in the refrigerator for a stronger fruit flavor, or enjoy immediately for a light fruity taste.
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 servings)
Nutrition information will vary depending on how much of the fruit juice diffuses into your coconut water and whether you choose to eat the fruit. Therefore, nutrition information calculated just including the coconut water.