The One with the Coconuts

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to receive H2Coconut water from the lovely Sweaty Betty. Lo and behold when the delivery arrived - to our delight - we were presented with both Pure Coconut Water and CocoEspresso (coconut water with a shot of coffee). To be completely honest, I was a little skeptical with the combination of the latter; surely it would just be a glorified long black right? We found it to be surprisingly refreshing; the coffee wasn’t overwhelming and there was a hint of creaminess despite the lack of dairy. But what could we do with this coconut water? Well of course we could do the obvious and just, you know...drink it. However, here at TGWATW we love experimenting and creating recipes. Below are two recipes, each using the different types of water. Talk about the perfect dish for summer!

Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

Please forgive me for the use of the word ‘smoothie’ despite the lack of yogurt in these bowls. We thought frozen bananas are the perfect substitute ~

Ingredients

1 frozen banana

150 mL H2coco pure coconut water (depending on desired thickness)

2 tbsp vanilla whey

1 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping:

2-3 handful of fresh blueberries

Dark chocolate

Small handful of crushed almonds

Method

1. Add banana, coconut water, vanilla whey and vanilla extract into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Place in bowl

2. Top the smoothie with blueberries, dark chocolate and crushed almonds

Cacao-Vanilla and Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

2 frozen bananas

150mL CocoEspresso water (depending on desired consistency) 

1 tbsp raw cacao powder

1 tbsp vanilla whey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp honey

For the toppings

Grated dark chocolate

Fresh strawberries

Crushed pistachios

Method

1. Add the bananas, cocoespresso water, cacao powder, whey, vanilla extract and honey into a blender and blend until thick and creamy in texture

2. Top with your favourite toppings!

I found the recipes super simple, and the best part? You can pretty much add anything you want! The coconut water is a lighter alternative to milk, which makes it perfect for the warmer months. Come at me summer!

- stayc.

Angela LiuComment