About a year ago I tried COCOZIA Organic Coconut Water for the first time—and loved it. Naturally, I was extremely excited to try the new 16.9-ounce containers I received recently from Epicurex LLC.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve been a drink guzzler. Unless it’s a snifter of brandy (lesson learned the hard way in college!) or glass of red wine, I’m not one to slowly sip my beverages. Because of this, I appreciate larger sized containers, especially after a difficult workout or day outside in the heat.
What I love most about COCOZIA is that it’s 100% natural. It contains no added sugar, artificial flavorings, or preservatives—only 100% organic (USDA certified and non-GMO verified) coconut water.
If you’re new to coconut water, you may find that it’s an acquired taste. I’ve tried a few other varieties (Zico and Vita Coco, primarily) and have found that COCOZIA has the purest taste. It has a light coconut flavor and goes down very smoothly, leaving little-to-no aftertaste (unlike other brands).
Being 36 weeks pregnant and hyper-vigilant about my hydration, I’ve found that these new 16.9-ounce containers are perfect for my lunchtime walks.
I even plan to take a couple containers to me with the hospital to drink during labor (clear liquids are permissible)—since coconut water is a natural source of electrolytes. Although COCOZIA is low-calorie, it will provide some much-needed energy (more so than plain water or IV fluids, which I hope to avoid).
COCOZIA is available on Amazon in both the 11.1-ounce and 16.9-ounce 12-packs. If you’re still on the fence about drinking plain coconut water, I’ve found it to be delicious in smoothies. Below is a simple, tropical creation that is sure to hydrate and refresh.
Banana, Mango, and Coconut Water Smoothie
- ½ large frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup COCOZIA coconut water
- milk of choice (coconut is a no-brainer, but I used almond) for desired consistency
- Add the frozen banana, mango, and coconut water to the canister of a blender. Blend until completely smooth.
- If smoothie is too thick, add a splash of milk to achieve desired consistency, and blend to combine.
- Serve immediately and top with shredded coconut, if desired.
**I received free samples of COCOZIA® Organic Coconut Water to review on my blog. I was not compensated for this blog post, and all opinions are my own.**