Coconut Mint Cooler


I signed up for a half marathon.  Somehow I thought it was a good idea to run 13 miles.  So here it goes.  It’s not til November, but training has commenced (luckily, I run with Allison from Sweet Potato Bites and she keeps me going).

This morning I ran 8.  I’ve noticed I’ve been having some issues with hydration after these longer runs, especially since we’ve been having ridiculous humidity in southern California and I sweat like a whore in church.

I know coconut water is great for hydration, but sometimes, just plain coconut water is boring.  Sometimes you need to get a little bit fancy.  If you’re feeling fancy and dehydrated, I have the perfect drink for you.

Coconut Mint Cooler

Coconut Mint Cooler

4 cups coconut water
Juice of 2-3 limes
12-15 mint leaves

Blend together all ingredients.  Refrigerate until ready to use.  Serve over ice (or with a dash of rum).

Coconut Mint Cooler

I’m pretty pretty much convinced that this would also make a great mixer.  I think it’d go great with rum… like a coocnut mojito! Would you say no to that?

Or if you wanted to keep be alcohol-free, mix with some club soda to give it a little fizz.

Coconut Mint Cooler

Either way, you’ll feel fancy drinking this and knowing you’re on your way to full hydration without any added sugars, chemicals or crazy ingredients.

 

What’s your favorite way to hydrate? 

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7 thoughts on “Coconut Mint Cooler

  1. laksmintari says:

    This looks sooo refreshing! I’m not a huge fan of mint, but I think it’s a clever idea to add a bit of a kick into plain coconut water with lime. YUM! 🙂

  2. Natalie says:

    This is amazing! I’m currently not drinking alcohol for the month of August (I’m going to be such a cheap date for Chef come September 1!). I’ve been trying to create my own “mock”tails to satisfy my need for a fun drink in social situations. This would totally fit the bill! Thanks Karal!

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