You love it Straight Up or in a smoothie, but have you tried these clever (and delicious) ways to enjoy your fave Raw C Coconut Water? Read on and be inspired by dietitian Millie Padula’s top ideas…
Coconut water is incredibly versatile and can be added to some of your fave
dishes for an extra element of flavour – yes please to more ‘coconutty goodness’ –
and an additional nutritional boost – think hydration, electrolytes and essential
1. Use coconut water in your next nourishing soup
Coconut water adds a whole new dimension to soup! Use it to create a wholesome broth by adding garlic, ginger and a salt-reduced stock of your choice. Alternatively, you can add it as your liquid of choice when blitzing your chunky vegetable-style soups.
2. Add coconut water to your porridge
To make the most deliciously creamy winter porridge, combine 1 cup of traditional style rolled oats with 1 cup of coconut milk and 1 cup of coconut water. Talk about a match made in heaven! Finish with your favourite toppings – we love caramelised banana, chia seeds, toasted coconut chips and a spoonful of nut butter – yum!
3. Poach your fruit in coconut water
Traditionally, seasonal fruits (think apples, pears and rhubarb in Winter and peaches, nectarines and berries in Summer) are poached in regular water. To switch it up for a coconutty update, all you need to do is simply place your fruit in a large pot and cover with coconut water instead! You may wish to add a touch of coconut sugar and some lemon peel for extra sweetness and zest. Serve on top of your porridge (see above) or with your favourite yoghurt.
4. Pop coconut water into your next curry
It goes without saying that coconut is an imperative flavour in all good curries. So next time you need to add an extra dash of liquid to your Rogan josh, massaman, rendang (or any curry for that matter), make it coconut water.
5. Add coconut water to homemade sauces
We’re partial to a good homemade sauce here at Raw C, especially when it’s made with nutritious ingredients and a variety of herbs and spices. Our current obsession is satay sauce which we make by combining peanut butter in a saucepan with a dash of coconut sugar, soy sauce, sriracha, coconut milk, cumin powder, curry powder and coconut water to make it smooth and creamy. Enjoy with your favourite meat or fish or use as a dipping sauce for veggie rice paper rolls.