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Healthy Thirst Quenchers

The Supermarket around the corner from where I live always has something interesting on its shelves now and then, and this time round it is Coconut Water imported from Brazil. Quite expensive, but thought to try it out as something for hydration, particularly in view of the hot summer months, and must say it works well. It seriously quenches my thirst.

Does taste a little bland, but once one gets used to it just the right thing to have at the end of the day before starting dinner. I also have it just after my work outs early in the morning.

Must say I do miss the taste of citrus though. Citrus always manages to quench my thirst as well as leave a fresh taste in my mouth afterwards. Have also been experimenting with pomegranate juice - freshly squeezed and just as expensive. Really enjoyed it, but probably good to have a variety. Next juice I will try is Goji Berry juice. Supposed to be very healthy as well.

7 blog comments below

No citrus? I feel for you..
Goji berry juice is ok, but pomegranate juice is just too.. too. I get about half a mouthful swallowed and I gotta stop. I know it's really really good for you, but daaaaang.

Dunno about coconut water. Interesting.
onebadpenny on Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:27 am
I think you would like coconut water. I first developed a taste for it when I was in Koh Samui, Thailand three years ago. I then had the fresh juice directly from the coconut. The juice I'm having now pretty much tastes the same. Can't be as good though as it's no longer in its coconut.
deanhills on Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:34 pm
One word - BEER!!! laugh much better.
standready on Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:11 am
I'm a fan of water myself. What ever happened to lemon? The thing about lemon and other drinks is the requirement of sugar. Somehow I find sugar does the opposite of what a drink is suppose to do and that is remove your thirst?
Bluedoll on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:04 am
I'm not so sure about this coconut water, sounds kind of odd. I've never really had coconut so I can't really imagine water with a hint of it. Also, water doesn't really need help being bland and that's part of the reason I struggle to drink water as often as I should. I have tried putting a slice of lemon in my water and that made things kind of interesting but I fell of that band wagon after a couple weeks; maybe I should start it up again...

As for the Goji berry and pomegranate juice, I can image those having very strong and unique flavours. I have teas that are supposed to be infused with Goji berry and they taste alright. Pomegranate as a fruit is just frustrating since it's composed of a pile of seeds with little sacs of fluid around them. I could never really figure out what it was supposed to taste like because I'd have one little sac of fluid at a time and I didn't want to eat the seeds.
TheGremlyn on Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:03 pm
Ah right Standready. That has to be the healthiest of all. And one could go on a liquid diet with it too. Laughing

TG. I feel the same about the pomegranate seeds, however the juice is not too bad, given that it has a large water content versus citrus for example that is quite concentrated as a juice.

Bluedoll. I like lemon myself. They have a very refreshing lemon juice here in the Middle East made with mint. But lemon juice is probably one of the most popular juices around, as are avocado and mango juice as well. Many of the locals favour a tropical juice that is made of layers of thick juices like avocado (thick green), mango (thick orange), strawberry (thick red), banana (thick beige) and sometimes even a blob of cream right on top of the drink as well. The individual juices are sweetened with sugar as well. Kind'a revolting to me and needless to say not on my list of favourite juices at all.
deanhills on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:37 pm
For some reason I picture a picture a street side table and a good book to go along with one. Smile
Bluedoll on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:06 am

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