Tropical Coconut Cooler

Ola! I am back home, in Dubai for a few weeks… It’s great to be back and spend time with Famalia again Yay! And hence, I won’t (at least try not to) complain about the weather here. For the Readers who aren’t sure of Dubai’s weather ATM – It’s flaming hot!! Close to 50 degrees some days. But however I’m so happy to be home and have decided that I will enjoy this humid, dusty, warm and sweaty weather without whining 🙂

With that intro and for the sake of survival I came across the trend of using Coconut water to avoid dehydration. Surely, some of us don’t like the raw ‘tasteless’ taste of Coconut water, but it has a 1000 benefits and is super refreshing. I have listed some of its benefits, so you don’t have to Google right away (or some of you maybe already know) –

#1 Prevents Dehydration

#2 Natural Energy Drink

#3 Highly Nutritious

#4 Reduces risk of Kidney Stones

#5 Facilitates Digestion

#6 Reduces Blood Pressure

#7 Suppresses Appetite – Aids Weight Loss

And hence, I decided to make a drink with Coconut water yet tweaking the taste a little. It was an experiment that turned out really well. So here goes:

The Tropical Coconut Cooler: 20150620_190402 (2)

Ingredients-

  • A Jar full of Coconut water (Can be fresh or canned/bottled)
  • 1 Bowl of Mango Cuts (Bite size/ or thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Lime Juice
  • Handful of Mint (Chopped or used as is)
  • Sugar (If needed)

Note: Make sure you don’t use higher quantity of Mint than Mango. Let the drink be Mango flavored.

Method-

Mix in all the ingredients well. Sugar can be added if you like the drink sweeter. And if you’re adding Sugar stir until it dissolves. To let all the ingredients give out their respective flavors, leave the jar in the fridge for an hour or more before serving.

Serve the drink cold after giving it another stir once out. You can either drain the mint or let it float. The portion can serve up to 6-7 short glasses.

Hope you’ll enjoy the drink. It’s super easy to make and is an instant refresher. Happy Summer! 🙂

~ Shahana

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