New Food Friday- June 20, 2014
New Food Friday is a weekly post that coincides with one of the items on my bucket list; that is, to try one new food or recipe a week for a whole year.
I was struggling to find new foods (there are plenty I want to try, but it’s a matter of budget and finding recipes) and thought, “how the heck am I going to do this for a year” but then I looked up a ton of recipes and now I am good for a few weeks! So many creative things on Pinterest; I cannot believe how long it took me to join!
I have been making a TON of smoothies lately but I pretty much stick the to same few recipes. As a liquid base, I only ever use Almond Milk. However, I wanted to change things up a bit, so I decided to get some coconut water. I only ever tasted coconut water one time in my life. After a 7 mile race downtheshore because that is what they were handing out at the finish. I did not love it.
However, coconut water is VERY good for you! And for me 🙂
Here are just a few things coconut water is good for: boosting hydration, facilitating digestion, reducing blood pressure, regulates circulation, keeps the kidney stones away, treats bloating and has anti-aging properties to help keep skin healthy and glowing! Oh, and for you beer guzzlers or winos, it is also the KING of hangover remedies! You can thank me later!
I had more than enough reasons to give coconut water a second chance and in the smoothie and since all I could taste was the fruit, it was delicious!
I only just now realized I have a Proctor, not an Oster. Haha.
1 container of coconut water
1 cup strawberries
3/4 cup Chobani 0% plain Greek yogurt
This filled my cup completely with a little extra. It was very tasty, although a little on the thinner side than I like. I will be tweaking the water/yogurt ratio in the future.
Fat- .6, Sugar- 37g, Carbs- 56.5mg, Protien- 19.3g, Fiber-5.2g, Sodium- 140mg
Please Note: Nutritional information estimated based on brands I use and/or calculations using nutriondata.com and sparkpeople.com. Data may not be completely accurate and yours may differ. You should not refer to this data as being exact but as a figure. I do not take responsibility for the inadequacies of the nutrition calculator used. This data is provided for general reference only.
In other news, my Vitamix came today!!!! I could not be more excited! If you have any recipes you would like to share, I am all ears 🙂