Simple and sweet, this refreshing drink is packed with antioxidant vitamin C and fiber; kiwifruit also provides anti-inflammatory vitamin E and copper, a trace mineral that some research indicates can reduce high blood pressure. Look for electrolyte-filled coconut water (not thick coconut milk) at your natural foods store.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
1 large cucumber (peeled and cut into chunks)
16 fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 cups coconut water
Juice of 1 lime
Several ice cubes
4 teaspoons agave nectar (or to taste)
Cut kiwi in half crosswise and scoop out flesh with a spoon; place in a blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
Recipe Additional Notes:
PER SERVING: 239 cal, 1g fat (0g mono, 1g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 6g protein, 57g carb, 11g fiber, 190mg sodium
Wed, 2012-02-01 20:17