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I need to start drinking coconut water because of its high dose of electrolytes. But I HATE coconut. So I decided to add matcha to it. Everything’s better w/ matcha, right? I took a small sip of it before adding the matcha and shockingly it doesn’t really taste like coconut. It’s REALLY sweet (I can’t believe companies actually sweeten this) and has a slightly off taste I can’t place. Maybe this won’t be so bad because I like matcha lemonade.

Ok… BAD idea. I’m not sure how or why, but matcha made this worse! I had to chug it really fast and gaged when I was done. BAD, BAD, BAD idea. Can someone please give me an idea for a coconut water/matcha combo that won’t make me want to puke?

Meghann M

Maybe add a bit of Orange juice or pineapple juice? I think the citrus would cut the coconut flavor. I haven’t tried it though.

Cofftea

I’m thinking lemon. It already has PLENTY of sweetness to be “lemonade-esque”. Although I’ve already tried once to make it better and failed miserably lol.

TeaEqualsBliss

What about Coconut Milk in foods or Coconut Oil or Butter in others?

TeaEqualsBliss

NOTE: I do know there are differences in the Coconut Milk and Coconut Water…and the electrolytes are not the same in both but just some more coconut options for you that may even be interchangeable with the milk VS the water, too…

Cofftea

Coconut milk and possilbly coconut butter (never heard of coconut butter lol) would actually taste like coconut. I wonder if coconut water is highest in electrolytes of the 3. Will check out the link it see if there’s a way to salvage it. Thanks.

Cofftea

None of those even sound good lol. Also I need to consume a full serving (8oz. so that may be kind of hard if I were to cook w/ it. Not sure if the electrolytes would be damaged w/ heat either. I’m thinking 1 cup coconut water, 4TB lemon juice 1 cup of frozen unsweetened berries and 2tsp matcha… I have GOT to find a cheaper matcha since I go thru so much lol.

Batrachoid

Mango juice is the classic coconut water additive. It actually doesn’t take much to cover the coconut taste. Pomagranate or acai juices are quite stong in flavor and more in line with the nutrition slant of your despairs. Some hemp milk tends to be strong enough too.

Ha, I love matcha coconut water! XD Sometimes I go on extra bike rides to justify a second glass. Maybe you have to Floridan/Hawai’ian?

TeaEqualsBliss

I believe Coconut WATER does have the most electrolytes, I think!! :) LOTS Of other coconut products out there too! But I do believe the WATER is the highest…Have you heard of Ani Phyo? She’s a Raw Foods Cookbook Author…she does a lot with Coconut waters and milks!

Batrachoid

Just the water has high levels of ptassium and magnesium. The milk only has 80-90 mg potassium. Water has about 950-1100 mg.

Cofftea

I’m not REAL big on mango, but a splash may work… or go w/ my idea above and use mango as the froze fruit. Raspberry-mango might be good. I’m not necessarily looking for a classic or ethnic pairing… just something to work lol. I know lemon and coconut is common, but I prefer lime so that’s what I used this morning. And it actully wasn’t bad

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Meghann M

Maybe add a bit of Orange juice or pineapple juice? I think the citrus would cut the coconut flavor. I haven’t tried it though.

Cofftea

I’m thinking lemon. It already has PLENTY of sweetness to be “lemonade-esque”. Although I’ve already tried once to make it better and failed miserably lol.

TeaEqualsBliss

What about Coconut Milk in foods or Coconut Oil or Butter in others?

TeaEqualsBliss

NOTE: I do know there are differences in the Coconut Milk and Coconut Water…and the electrolytes are not the same in both but just some more coconut options for you that may even be interchangeable with the milk VS the water, too…

Cofftea

Coconut milk and possilbly coconut butter (never heard of coconut butter lol) would actually taste like coconut. I wonder if coconut water is highest in electrolytes of the 3. Will check out the link it see if there’s a way to salvage it. Thanks.

Cofftea

None of those even sound good lol. Also I need to consume a full serving (8oz. so that may be kind of hard if I were to cook w/ it. Not sure if the electrolytes would be damaged w/ heat either. I’m thinking 1 cup coconut water, 4TB lemon juice 1 cup of frozen unsweetened berries and 2tsp matcha… I have GOT to find a cheaper matcha since I go thru so much lol.

Batrachoid

Mango juice is the classic coconut water additive. It actually doesn’t take much to cover the coconut taste. Pomagranate or acai juices are quite stong in flavor and more in line with the nutrition slant of your despairs. Some hemp milk tends to be strong enough too.

Ha, I love matcha coconut water! XD Sometimes I go on extra bike rides to justify a second glass. Maybe you have to Floridan/Hawai’ian?

TeaEqualsBliss

I believe Coconut WATER does have the most electrolytes, I think!! :) LOTS Of other coconut products out there too! But I do believe the WATER is the highest…Have you heard of Ani Phyo? She’s a Raw Foods Cookbook Author…she does a lot with Coconut waters and milks!

Batrachoid

Just the water has high levels of ptassium and magnesium. The milk only has 80-90 mg potassium. Water has about 950-1100 mg.

Cofftea

I’m not REAL big on mango, but a splash may work… or go w/ my idea above and use mango as the froze fruit. Raspberry-mango might be good. I’m not necessarily looking for a classic or ethnic pairing… just something to work lol. I know lemon and coconut is common, but I prefer lime so that’s what I used this morning. And it actully wasn’t bad

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