I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend - the official "last hurrah" of summer!
We spent a good portion of it at the beach with family.
Long Beach Island, NJ with cousins
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ with Poppa & CandiGram
Overall, though, I'm just not sure where summer went this year. I think in large part it hardly felt like summer because we had so many unseasonably cool days.
Except for this week when it decided it would make a September appearance with extreme humidity and near-90 degree temps! Weather like that makes me want a refreshing smoothie.
Cocozia* was nice enough to send me a case of their organic coconut water for review here on the blog, and so my first thought was to create a smoothie with it.
Personally, I find that coconut water has a bit of a peculiar taste - which is not to say that it's bad, but rather nothing like you would typically associate with "coconut." However, I started drinking it a few years ago because of its supposed health benefits, and grew to enjoy the taste. Cocozia happens to be one of the better ones I've tasted, and I love that it's organic.
Especially because I like to give it to The Mini - she thinks it's juice, and is perfectly content to drink it plain over ice. Sometimes I throw some fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries in it, and she thinks its fancy.
But make it a smoothie, pour it in her Princess cup, and now you're really speaking her language!
Coconut Water Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 1 C. coconut water
- 1 C. plain yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1 C. frozen strawberries
- sweetener, if desired (honey, agave, or sugar to taste)
Place all ingredients in blender, in the order listed above. Blend until smooth. Makes 1-2 servings.
*Special thank you to Cocozia for allowing us to sample their coconut water at no cost. Please note that I did not receive any compensation to write this post, and it reflects my personal opinion.