As the school day comes to an end, and the kids have endured a hot day at school, I always like to make them a cold drink to cool them down.
A slushie is one drink that they enjoy and most of the time I use apple juice as a base. But when I attended the Bloggers BBQ I came upon another alternative that I could use and it sounded much healthier.
Cocobella Kids Coconut water is a healthy coconut water drink for kids made from 70% coconut water, 30% fruit juice and nothing else. It comes in two yummy fruit flavours, Apple Berry Breeze and Tropical Island. A few days ago I was very grateful that Cocobella sent me some Cocobella Kids coconut water to review. I couldn’t wait to try this out and use it as a base for the kid’s slushies.
Here are my kids Mango and Apple Berry Slushie!
- 1 1/2 cups of frozen mango
- 8 fresh strawberries
- 2 cups of ice
- 3 x 200ml of Cocobella Kids Apple Berry Breeze Coconut water
- In a large blender, blend frozen mango, strawberries and one of the 200ml coconut water.
- Add 2 cups of ice and blend.
- Then add the other 2 of the Apple Berry Breeze coconut water. Blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
My kids loved the slushie and slurped it up with happy faces. They enjoyed this recipe better with the coconut water than when I used the apple juice. I sneaked a couple of sips before I handed it over to them and was very happy with the taste, very refreshing! The coconut water is naturally rich in minerals (especially potassium) making it a great source of hydration and fuel for normal growth and development in kids. I have even put a Cocobella Kids coconut water in their lunch boxes to help their little bodies cope better on those hot days. The coconut water comes in a great 200ml size tetra pak (BPA free) and fits well in their lunch box.
Cocobella Kids contains 50% less sugar than leading kids fruit juices. They have no added sugar, no added colours or flavours and no additives or preservatives; they are a great healthy drink option for the kids.
Cocobella Kids retails for $3.49 per 3-pack in Woolworths supermarkets nationally.
For any other information, they have a website cocobellakids.com.au
There is nothing better than keeping my little monkeys hydrated!