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What Can I Mix With Coconut Water?

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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!

What’s In This Article?

What can I mix with coconut water? Blue spirulina is a tasty, nutritious, and downright beautiful option!

What Are the Benefits of 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 (1).

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.

The benefits of spirulina range from help lower LDL cholesterol to fighting cancer!

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!

Tips on How to Crack a Coconut

There’s more than one way to crack a coconut and I’ve tried them all. For me, the best method is to hit the median line (centerline) of the coconut with a rubber mallet or small hammer. To save the delicious coconut water, I typically do this while holding the coconut over a sieve placed over a bowl or liquid measuring pitcher.

Here at Juicer Test Kitchen, we have a lot of coconut water recipes so are here to help you learn how to crack a coconut so you can get to all that goodness inside!

Now, I admit that I have large hands that make this technique pretty easy for me. My wife, on the other hand, prefers to use a sanitized Phillips screwdriver and hammer to knock out two of the three “eyes” on the end so she can pour out the coconut water first. Then she does the mallet method using a cutting board instead of holding it in her hand. Either way you do it, just take care not to get your fingers between mallet and coconut!

A Juicer That’s a Coconut Juicing Machine!

The PURE Juicer is the best juicer in its class. It give you excellent yield and nutrient extraction. It's also a coconut juicing machine!

I made The Beauty of Blue using the PURE Juicer because it’s a coconut juicing machine!!! Not to mention, it’s the top performer in the juicing world. Why? Read on to find out!

Best of the Best
  • Pros:
    • Best Juice Yield in its Class: Up to 50% More!
    • Significant Produce Cost Savings Over Time
    • Proven Outstanding Nutrient Extraction
    • Makes So Much More Than Juice!
    • 12-Year Warranty
  • Cons:
    • Top Price-Point in its Category
    • Bit of a Learning Curve
    • Larger Footprint
Best of the Best
Pros:
  • Best Juice Yield in its Class: Up to 50% More!
  • Significant Produce Cost Savings Over Time
  • Proven Outstanding Nutrient Extraction
  • Makes So Much More Than Juice!
  • 12-Year Warranty
Cons:
  • Top Price-Point in its Category
  • Bit of a Learning Curve
  • Larger Footprint

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 the 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 than 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 sorbetsnice creamnut milkbaby foodcauliflower rice, and even grind coffee!

absolutely recommend the PURE Juicer for those serious about home juicing or light commercial users. It’s an excellent investment in your health!

Here’s The Recipe!

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Blue coconut milk recipe using blue spirulina.

The Beauty of Blue


  • Author: JuiceFeaster
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 32 oz 1x

Description

I’m a big fan of fresh coconut water, and love to mix different things with it to create delicious combinations! Try this super blue recipe and taste how good it can be!


Ingredients

Units Scale

Instructions

  • Crack open the coconuts, being sure to capture the water.
  • Pour the captured coconut water through a fine sieve or cheesecloth to remove any shell fragments.
  • Scrape out the coconut meat, removing any attached shell.
  • Blend the coconut meat, coconut water, regular water, and blue spirulina in a blender until smooth.
  • Run everything through your juicer and enjoy!

Notes

Using mature instead of young coconuts gives you a thicker, more milk-like consistency which I really love paired with the blue spirulina. It’s important to run the mix through the juicer to get out any micro shell fragments and squeeze any remaining chunks of coconut meat for the smoothest results. Enjoy

Also, if you’re using the PURE Juicer, be sure to use one of their nut bags to press the mixture. It will make the process go so smoothly!

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Category: Non-Dairy Milk

Keywords: coconut water, coconut milk, blue spirulina

More Coconut Water Recipes

Looking for more ways to get coconut into your life? Try these delicious coconut water recipes!

Post a comment below if you try this recipe. We’d LOVE to hear from you!

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About the Author

Brett leads the Juicer Test Kitchen. Utilizing his 25 years in the juice production and formulation industry, he brings you expert information on the wide world of juicing. From hands-on juicer reviews, tasty juice recipes, and real-world insights, he helps you get the most out of your juicing experience.

Brett not only has a career background in the juice world, but he is also a lifelong juicing advocate who has personally transformed and maintained his health using the magical powers of juicing and raw living foods.

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