Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Minty Coconut-Lime Energy Drink

Can I just tell you that I love having fresh produce?  I get a basket of fruits and vegetables every week and split it with my brother.  Most of the time we'll get extra add-on packs, as well.  Both last week and this week we got a tropical pack add-on...this definitely is helping us get through the end of February in Utah. ;)  In that tropical pack we had an assortment of amazing produce, including a coconut, a pineapple, mangos, lemons, limes, mint leave, vanilla beans.... Anyway, when I opened up my coconut (to make coconut chips) I saved the coconut water, and figured I'd put it in a smoothie or something.  Well, that something was the next day...I was exhausted by dinnertime, and I mean totally beat.  I get up at 4:30 everyday, work 8 hours, along with fitting in making breakfast, lunch, and dinner for my family and running them wherever they need to be...sometimes, by the evening, I'm just ready to be done.  Well, I didn't have the option of being done yet, and had the though, I just need a nice drink to perk me up....well, this is what happened, and it worked.  It perked me up and I made it the rest of the day. :)

Minty Coconut-Lime Enery Drink
6-8 fresh mint leaves
Coconut water from one coconut (~1 cup coconut water)
juice from one lime
1 packet stevia powder

Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a glass, and crush them to release their oils.  Add rest of the ingredients and mix well, and enjoy!

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  1. This sounds like the perfect refreshing summer drink! YUM Thanks for kicking off a great party this week! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    We have a giveaway this week! GFF will be live on Thursday night at 7:05 eastern! Let's get this party started!!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  2. It may be a refreshing drink but energy drink contains caffeine and other stimulating ingredients I guess.

  3. Thanks for the recipe of such wonderful energy drink in green. It looking so healthy.
    Green drink