Make your own Coconut Water

Make your own Coconut Water.  Make a big batch for everyday or for parties! So good for you!  via Nest of Posies

If it involves, water, pastels & a beverage, count me in!

An offer for chips & dip will get me out the door in a hurry too!

But there’s something about drinking i c e  c o l d, pretty water filled with fruit that makes it taste so much better.  Yes, I guess I should mention also really good for you too.  But remember I’m a visual person, and if it’s pretty,  I’ll eat or drink it.  Whether it’s good or bad for you.

Last year, I started experimenting with Coconut Water before it was all the “rage”.  I even blogged about my favorite FIZZ drinks combos to cut calories & enjoy during the summertime months.

But if I don’t feel like making my own Coconut Water, I get it by the case from here.  It tastes GREAT! It’s perfect because it comes straight to your door & you don’t have to break a sweat going to the grocery store.

How to Make Coconut Water!  So good for you.  Make a big batch for parties or everyday via Nest of Posies

But if you want to make your own Coconut Water, it really is pretty simple.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Coconut Water:
A corkscrew or hammer & nail
1 or 2 coconuts
filtered water
sea salt
local/organic honey (if possible)

I have tried a few recipes, but this one is probably my favorite because she breaks it down so easily in her post.  Obviously, for a larger batch you would double the recipe, which is what I typically do at our house.  But head over to Eat Nap Play to get the full details.

Perfect for parties or family gatherings!  Make your own Coconut Water via Nest of Posies

My kids drink it up!  I honestly had no idea about the nutritional & good for you value of drinking coconut water until last year.  They love it with fresh fruit (yep, me too) & you know how kids are…they’ll stick their dirty little hands in the cup, just to munch on the fruit.   But in my book, that’s okay too.

Make Coconut Water for Kids Parties via Nest of Posies

How to make Coconut Water vie Nest of Posies

 They say drinking coconut water will help reduce food cravings.
Well…to be quite honest, I guess I need to drink more of it, to see that benefit.  ;)
But it really does taste great along with keeping you hydrated in these hot, hazy, summertime days!

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Comments

  1. Awesome post and blog you have here! Beautiful colors in that water! YUMMY!

  2. This is a great idea for that July 4th bbq/picnic, esp since the store-bought stuff’s pretty expensive.

  3. How delicious! And beautiful, too. I’ll definitely be making this one soon.

  4. Hi Kellie,

    I love how you added berries to the coconut water! I’m going to have to try this next time I make it. Thanks so much for sharing my post. I’m so glad you like the recipe! ;)

  5. This is really pretty! We drink coconut water pretty frequently here in Costa Rica, but it’s the kind that’s just the water straight from the coconut, not jazzed up with sweeteners or anything. Love the idea to prettify it with fruits, whether or not I decide to add extra flavorings. Thanks for sharing. I’m visiting you from Tidy Mom.

    • you are so welcome! thanks for stopping by! i like the water straight from the coconut as well, but my kids like the the honey added in. have a super weekend!

  6. I have always wanted to try this, maybe I will finally attempt now:) We would love for you to share at our new Super Summer Saturday party here: http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/06/super-summer-saturday.html

    Thanks!
    Julie

  7. What a great idea and it looks so refreshing and perfect for parties too !

  8. This sounds amazing1!

  9. Kimberly Holly says:

    This sounds wonderful and I love anything coconut. I am diabetic and checked out the coconut water in the store and it had sugar in it. I wonder if making it at home can cut some of the sugar.

    • hmmm…i’m not sure about that. we add honey or agave to our mix. which i know is sugar, but people in our family who have diabetes say they eat agave in moderation. sorry i can’t help you more. maybe google to see???

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