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What’s sweet yet subtle? Malee Coconut Water! We challenge you to share this review with a friend who has never liked coconut water.
If you’ve ever found coconut water too over powering or not a nice texture you may just enjoy Malee Coco. It is possibly the best coconut water if you haven’t enjoyed coconut water before or if you simply want to sweeten a protein shake. From experience it is definitely is an “upgrade” in a protein shake and helps the powder mix better too meaning less lumps.
This coconut water is available in 1 litre and 330 ml tetra packs with screw top lids for keeping in the fridge for up to 5 days.
What’s it like as a straight up coconut water?
Sweet, subtle and no after taste are the first words that come to mind after tasting Malee Coco. We also consumed it after heavy exercise and it come through with flying colours for hydration and preventing fatigue. There are also no preservatives or added sugar making it a good coconut water choice:
- 100% Coconut Water from Young Coconuts
- Not from Concentrate
- No Sugar Added (only has 5 grams per 100 ml)
- No Artificial Colours or Preservatives
- Non GMO and No Hybrid Coconuts used
- Single Origin
Who can you recommend Malee Coco for?
Everyone! It serves perfectly as a coconut water that anyone can use for hydration, cocktails, shakes, smoothies or as a substitute for water.
Have you tried Malee Coco? Let us know what you think about it below.
We put Cocobella’s Chilled Green Machine Super Smoothie under the spotlight
When was the last time you tasted a smoothie from your local supermarket? During a visit to Woolworths I first noticed the huge bottle of Cocobella’s Chilled Green Machine Super Smoothie staring at me and I wondered what it was and more importantly what it tasted like. I couldn’t resist buying it and couldn’t wait to get it home, chilled and then tasted.
What’s in this “Super Smoothie” exactly?
It turns out the Coconut Water based Super Smoothie is vegan and vegetarian friendly as it contains the following ingredients:
- Coconut water (83%)
- Mango puree (7%)
- Spinach (2%)
- Mint (0.3%)
- Spirulina (.05%)
- Lemon juice from concentrate
- Coconut cream
- Raw sugar
- Citrus fibre
On paper it does look like a potent combination however after first tasting the smoothie it was very surprising! It has a “healthy” taste dominated by mint (even though it’s very minimal?), is thicker than coconut water but still easy to drink. However if you’re a fussy person for coconut water taste you may not like it as much as I did.
Were there any side effects from the Green Machine Super Smoothie?
After drinking half a bottle in a couple of minutes it was evident I did not suffer the side effects of a dairy based smoothie however the taste is quite similar, maybe not as creamy like you’d expect.
It was surprisingly very light to drink and not heavy on the stomach at all, even when you drink half of it in a couple of minutes, oops! I would not advise doing this unless you want to subject your body to a substantial 30 grams of sugar however I did use it as a pre-workout drink!
Used as a pre-workout drink it turns you into a machine – no joke!
Fortunately after drinking half the 1 litre bottle in minutes I went on a 45 minute sprint session and it gave me all the energy I needed to get through the sets.
I felt great during each set (apart from out of breath) and still great after finishing (not lethargic, mentally drained or feeling hungry). Therefore if you use it as a pre-workout drink you can expect to have more energy and feel like you can keep going for longer.
Oddly enough after finishing the workout the smoothie tastes even better than before (probably due to the sugar!) and was very refreshing. It tasted more like coconut water and the over powering mint taste at the start wasn’t so dominant.
The low down on what exactly is in the “Super Smoothie”
The amount of sugar and carbs in the Cocobella Chilled Green Machine Super Smoothie are at the upper end of the scale compared to normal coconut water. However you would expect this after looking at the list of ingredients above that aren’t in coconut water drinks.
Larger nutritional numbers are generally expected for all coconut waters that contain fruit juice or coffee which are higher in sugar and carbs due to the extra ingredients (eg. Coconut water with mango is higher in sugar than straight coconut water by 3 grams in every 100 mls).
How should I drink the Green Machine Super Smoothie to get the most out of it? For a start shake really well!
Since the Super Smoothie stays fresh for up to 5 days under refrigeration we would recommend drinking up to 250 ml a day to get the most out of it. By doing this not only keeps the level of sugar and carbs at an acceptable level each day it also makes it cheaper and more economical than buying the equivalent number of standard 200 ml coconut water tetra packs.
Who would get the most benefits out of it?
We would recommend this smoothie for people on the go who may not have previously enjoyed coconut water. However if you already love the taste of most coconut water this smoothie can be a great addition to your week if you need a hydrating drink pre or post work out.
Have you had the Cocobella Chilled Green Machine Super Smoothie before? Let us know what you think about it below.
H2Coco Coconut Water Cocoespresso
This is a brand new coconut water to hit the market and contains one of our other favourites, COFFEE! Now you may be wondering if these 2 awesome ingredients can combine and taste nice? We were pleasantly surprised how nice this coconut water from Thailand is to drink, just like a cold brew coffee but with all the added benefits of potassium and hydration.
The next step was to try it in a smoothie as we needed some energy before a casual kick about at indoor soccer. After feeling a little bit tired we added it to our usual smoothie blend that fills us up but with a difference. Around 15 minutes after consuming the smoothie we felt the “pump” you typically get after drinking coffee!
Real Coco Aloe Vera by Taste Nirvana
Do you need a drink that is healthy and will brighten up your day? The first noticeable quality about Taste Nirvana’s Real Coco Aloe Vera was the subtle taste compared to 100% coconut water, as it is a mix between aloe vera and coconut water. It is very refreshing and the taste isn’t as evident as coconut water which is good if you find coconut water too overpowering or strong to drink.
We found it to contain the following benefits:
- A good alternative to 100% coconut water
- Very refreshing and easy to drink
- Contains round pulp which some people like
- Helps you feel more re-vitalised after a work out
- Assists in cooling down the body after a work out
- Low in sugar (only 4g per 100ml)
Real Coco Aloe Vera is recommended if you cannot drink coconut water and need an alternative drink to plain water for feeling better after a gym session or work out. It is also ideal when consumed icy cold in the can.
You have the choice between a 280ml glass bottle or 520ml can which are both very tasty. View more information at the Taste Nirvana Coco Aloe webpage.
During the hot weather this year we have been busy reviewing coconut water after visiting the beach, playing indoor soccer and to simply stay refreshed in humidity.
Our newest reviews are below, check them out:
- Merito Coconut Water – Refreshing coconut water in a can.
- Cocobella Coconut Water – The flagship Cocobella Coconut Water.
- Cocobella Mango Coconut Water – The mango flavoured Cocobella Coconut Water.
- Nakula Coconut Water – Very nice and refreshing coconut water in a can.
- Pure Young Coconut Water – Huge can, massive taste, very refreshing.
H2Coco has a very nice tasting flavoured coconut water with Pomegranate & Acai that is extremely refreshing on a hot day. It is 95% natural coconut water with 4% natural pomegranate puree and 1% natural acai puree which is good considering the sugar content is only a minimal 5.1 grams in every 100 grams.
The taste of this coconut water is slightly sweet with a subtle taste of pomegranate that gives it a unique taste that is actually quite addictive to drink. After the beach on a hot day it definitely can help you feel hydrated again after being exposed to the sun for a couple of hours.
We would recommend this flavoured coconut water to those of you who do not particularly like the taste of straight coconut water but desire the benefits. The 5% flavour is enough to make the coconut water taste slightly different but not enough to be unhealthy like juice can be (high sugar content).
Pure Young Coconut Water is a new coconut water on the market that we tried recently and found it really good for replenishing your body and feeling good again. It packs a huge 500 ml worth of coconut water and is perfect for those of you who just love a sweet tasting coconut water. The result of drinking a full can in around 5 minutes borderlines on hyperactivity if you haven’t had enough water during the day but definitely kept us feeling nicely refreshed. The taste is really good (as long as you like it sweet) and is surprisingly very easy to drink fast.
You can purchase this coconut water from the excellent organic store at My Health Market in Cottesloe Central for only $2.95 a can for a limited time only!
Coconut water can be an important part of your new year depending on what you use it for and how you use it. You could bulk buy it for post work out hydration, take it to the beach to keep you cool or use it in smoothies. There is now a huge range of coconut water available and it’s difficult to know which type to buy. Feel free to look at our reviews to get an idea of the coconut water that might suit you the best, otherwise you can buy to try next time you see it at the shops.
Coconut water is taking the world by storm, particular in warmer nations and it’s not surprising to see a number of businesses move into the coconut water market especially in Australia. In just a few months there are now literally over 3 dozen different coconut water flavours available including organic coconut water flavours that have attempted to capture the smooth, sweet taste of pure coconut water.
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Reviews Coming Soon
We are currently in the process of reviewing the following coconut waters:
- H2Coco flavoured Coconut Water and 1 litre tetra pack
- Oqua Organic Coconut Water from New Zealand
- Oqua Sport Coconut Isotonic Drink
- Life Coconut Water
- Celebrate Health Sport Coconut Water
Never had Coconut Water before? Read this – First but foremost, what is coconut water?
To put it bluntly, it is water from a coconut! Easily mistaken for its creamier brother ‘coconut milk’, coconut water can be found in young green coconuts, usually around 7 months old. The ‘coconut milk’ that everyone is more familiar with, comes from the ripened coconut (when the young green coconut turns into a brown husky coconut – usually what you see in the fruit aisle of your supermarket).
Now, seeing as coconut water is the new and up and coming fad, it was a matter of time before I jumped onto the coconut train and see what all the hype was about so around 2 years ago we started reviewing all the coconut waters available in Australia!
But why should I drink this water from a coconut?
According to Health Mad, Coconut water is the purest liquid second only to water itself. It is choc-full of electrolytes, calcium, potassium, magnesium; everything that is good for you for only around 60 calories per serve. We have also started to documenting our own personal experiences with coconut water when performing exercises such as cardio and weights in the gym. View our latest article called Coconut Water instead of Protein Powder?
So while we can only get our hands on a select number of bottles and varieties of coconut water the Coconut Water Reviews are from our personal experiences and additionally we have started work on the Best Coconut Water webpage however deciding the best coconut water is usually different from person to person. We are also now open to reviewing any new coconut water on the market (get a free review on our website!) so please contact us to find out how to send us samples.
What else can Coconut Water do for you?
We have also found coconut water to be a very useful recovery beverage for consumption during and after exercise. We have proven this by using coconut water with activities such as fitness classes, weights sessions and even long distance running. The main benefits from drinking coconut water are the increased energy levels, better endurance and a faster recovery post workout.