Lime in de Coconut Shaker

I put de lime in de coconut, and shake it all up.  I put de lime in de coconut, and I drank ‘em bot’ up!

I poured some for my Mama as she was sufferin’ from the heat.  Now lemme just repeat…

I put de lime in de coconut, and shake it all up.  I put de lime in de coconut, and we drank ‘em bot’ up!

No need to call de doctor … cuz this combo rocked her!

You put the lime in the coconut and shake it all up!  It’s as easy as that!  Holy Heatwave!  We’ve been hittin’ some scorching temps in our neck of the woods!  But no need to fret as I have the perfect cocktail to cool you off.  This is sure to  quench your thirst, hydrate your body and your soul – guaranteed!  Trust me!  Remember, it’s 5 o’clock (and 90 degrees and sunny) somewhere!  **  Cheers!   **

Lime in de Coconut Shaker

Ingredients:

1 Young Thai Coconut (water & meat)

2 Rings of Pineapple, cut into chunks (I used fresh frozen)

Juice of 1 Lime (two if small)

Open coconut, drain water and scoop out meat into Vitamix.  Drop in pineapple chunks, juice lime(s) and add to Vitamix.  Get ready to “shake it up” – blend up in Vitamix until smooth.  Pour into a fancy glass to take you away to your favorite tropical retreat!  ENJOY!

 

Nutty Over Coconuts … why?

Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst.  The juice is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, and minerals to replenish hydration levels in the body.  Coconut water is a natural isotonic beverage, with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood.  It’s the fluid of life, so to speak.  It contains lauric acid, which is present in human mother’s milk.

Coconut water contains more potassium (at about 294 mg) than most sports and energy drinks (117 mg), has less sodium (25mg) where sports drinks have around 41mg and energy drinks have about 200 mg!

Coconut water has 5mg of Natural Sugars where sports and energy drinks range from 10-25mg of altered sugars and is high in Chloride at 118mg, compared to sports drinks at about 39mg.

The Sweet and Sour Benefits of Lime:

It’s amazing how good you can feel by adding some lime fruit to your diet.  I feel very refreshed, cleansed and rejuvenated after consuming a glass of diluted lime juice (I usually squeeze half a lime or lemon in 10 ounces of water).  It also keeps my bowel movements regular which is extremely important for good health.

Limes are acidic in taste but are actually very healthy for you and are actually alkaline. They have an alkalizing effect because they contain high water content and low amounts of sugar. Limes are full of alkaline minerals that are extremely good for your body’s health.  Our bodies are supposed to be 80% alkaline and 20% Acidic.  Therefore, alkaline foods such as limes are generally healthier for you and can balance your blood’s ph level.  Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, folic acid, phytochemical, potassium, flavonoids, and limonene.  The phytochemicals (limonene) that are high in anti-oxidants and have an anti- cancer effects.  In addition to being alkalizing and full of nutrients and minerals, limes increase the production of hydrochloric acid in your stomach, thus enhancing your digestive process and allowing your body to run smoothly.

Hope your Summer has been none other than dipped in delicious!  We’ve been drinking it in!  Letting the glorious sunshine seep into your every pore (and your soul) … indeed the romance of summer – it surely does rule!

Before we kiss Summer good-bye – Drink it in … shoes off … just be!

xo

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