Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vita Coco coconut water review


The lovely folks at Vita Coco did not kindly send me some of their coconut water to review, nope...I actually forked over some moolah at Whole Foods for some of this the other day. I had read a few reviews here and there and they were all favorable so I decided to give it a try. Being pregnant has really cut down on my choices of beverages since I'm not drinking much caffeine or artificial sweeteners and of course alcohol is out, so....what's a girl to drink?? I've been drinking water, some juice and the occasional gatorade or iced tea but I'm always open to new things.

How was the coconut water? Great, I really liked it. Don't confuse it with the thick and creamy coconut milk that goes in pina coladas, coconut water is clear and thin just like water with a mild coconut taste.

Nutrition info: 8.5 ounces for 45 calories and 11g sugar and no protein. It is a potassium powerhouse with 515mg (15% rda) per serving. I know some people are using this as hydration for runs, but for me I don't think it would provide enough electrolytes on a long, hot run since the sodium content is low at 30mg/serving.

I will definitely be buying this again, and trying out some other brands to see what my fav is.

13 comments:

Marlene said...

Glad you liked it! A friend of mine has been using this exclusively for months now. I am not a fan of coconut flavor myself, so it's not for me.

Anonymous said...

Awesome review on coconut water. It is so good for you and refreshing. I recommend trying Zico brand coconut waer because it tastes way better! They have delicious flavored varieties that don't add colors and sugars like the vita coco brand.

Kristin said...

I love coconut water too. I think thats the kind I get, whatever is cheapest! It's great for you and has more potassium than a banana :) Plus you gotta love an energy drink that doesn't have chemicals and crap in it.

RunToTheFinish said...

I use coconut water in my smoothies sometimes for a little extra nutrition benefit. I have heard it is wonderful for post run recovery

kilax said...

We ended up with some coconut water and I am anxious to try it! A coworker of mine says it's a great recovery drink.

Alisa said...

Sounds delicious! I know a few people that have replaced their gatorade with coconut water. I'm certainly tempted but it's expensive!

Ali said...

I love coconut anything ... add a little rum ... wait that's not running related.

I've heard it is a great recovery drink.

Jess said...

Huh, I've never even heard of it. I don't like coconut, but glad you found a delightful drink to enjoy! It does seem as though when you're pregnant, it's nothing but a giant list of things you can't eat or drink. And if you breastfeed, that list remains pretty much the same.

Lacey Nicole said...

i like this but it has to be really cold... i don't LOVE it but it's pretty good for a choice. i totally hear ya on the pregnancy beverage thing! my coworkers have all been pregnant and they go thru the same thing! they also avoid herbal tea. can you drink green tea??

kristen said...

I have heard great stuff about this!! I want to try it. Anything that's a potassium powerhouse.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I cut out coffee when I was pregos...I told myself I would not go back.. Hmmm..that didnt last long.

I am not a fan of coconut..I wonder if i would like it?? Does it taste more like water or coconut?

Ceara said...

Smart move drinking this during your pregnancy! It has so many health benefits, I'm sure your baby will benefit from it too! I like Vita Coco the most out of all the brands on the market, it tastes great and makes me feel awesome. It's definitely worth every penny.

suzrules221 said...

100% natural with no fats or preservatives makes this drink truly healthy. The electrolytes also make it a great form of hydration. I also like how it comes in so many flavors - pineapple is my favorite!