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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