I’m a big fan of fresh coconut water. It’s a fantastic way to rehydrate after a workout, a long walk in the sun, or even after an illness. But there’s so much more you can do than simply drink it plain. I get asked a lot, “What can I mix with coconut water?“. My answer? All sorts of things! But I’m going to share one of my absolute favorites with you in this article. Check it out and give it a try for yourself!
The Juice: The Beauty of Blue
Makes 32 fl oz
2 Mature Coconuts – Water & Flesh
2 C Water
2-4 TBSP Blue Spirulina Powder
Crack open the coconuts, being sure to capture the water.
Pour the captured coconut water through a sieve or cheesecloth to remove any shell fragments.
Scrape out the coconut meat, removing any attached shell.
Blend coconut meat, coconut water, and regular water in a blender until smooth
Run the ingredients through your juicer and enjoy!!!
The Details: Why Blue Spirulina?
Spirulina, known as Blue-Green Algae, is one of the Earth’s oldest life forms. Which is cool and all, but why am I using it in this recipe? Besides giving coconut milk a super blue hue, it adds a wealth of health benefits.
Considered a superfood, a tablespoon of spirulina provides 4 g of protein and a significant amount of multiple key micronutrients: Copper, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Iron, Niacin, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese.
It acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, is known to help lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing HDL cholesterol, may help fight cancer (oral in particular), can reduce blood pressure, combat anemia, improve muscle performance, and even reduce blood sugar levels. Because it’s so powerful it has some contraindications, as do many things, so be sure to check those out before you use it.
You can score spirulina in its original green form or in its extracted form, a process that concentrates the amount of phycocyanin resulting in the intense blue color. I prefer using the blue spirulina for its color and neutral flavor, but feel free to experiment for yourself!
Find tons more amazing juices on my recipe page!
The Juicer: Pure Juicer
I made The Beauty of Blue using the PURE Juicer. It’s the top performer in the juicing world!
The PURE Juicer is hands down the best in its class. Why do I say that? I’ve made countless juice recipes on this machine gives me the best yield every single time. When I say best yield, I’m talking about 30-50% more juice! Getting this much more juice delivers you HUGE SAVINGS, meaning the PURE Juicer pays for itself over time.
Studies also show that the resulting juice gives the highest levels of nutrient extraction that other countertop cold-press juicers. How does the PURE do it? Thanks to its two-step extraction process that includes a powerful 2.5-ton press. This technology unlocks the full potential in every piece of produce you run through it!
The PURE is an absolute workhorse constructed of food-grade stainless steel backed by an amazing 12-year warranty. What’s even more awesome about the PURE its ability to make far more than juice. You can whip up sorbets, nice cream, nut milk, baby food, cauliflower rice, and even grind coffee!
I absolutely recommend the PURE Juicer for those serious about home juicing or light commercial users. It’s an excellent investment in your health!
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