Foodie Friday – A Look At INVO Coconut Water
It’s no secret if you have been visiting here on my blog, that I’m a huge fan of coconut oil, coconut water and just coconuts in general. I love the flavor and I love the scent but I also love the ingredient in itself as it has definitely been a huge part of my skin care routine, health and overall well being. Recently I was given the opportunity to try INVO Coconut Water. I haven’t particularly heard about the brand before and being a coconut water connoisseur myself, I thought I would try it out. Today I share with you my thoughts on this product, it’s benefitis and whether or not I enjoyed it on this week’s Foodie Friday.
I’m a huge believer in the fact that water is such an essential nutrient for our bodies and drinking its minimum amount each day is a necessity. But, I also know that if this is something new for you – new and innovative ways to drink as much water as you can is definitely a must. Because of this, sometimes I like to mix things up a bit and drink some coconut water that helps to not only provide the refreshment my body needs but also the hydration. INVO Coconut Water is a refreshing and flavorful healthy coconut drink that is not only easy to take around with you but it delicious and will easily become your go-to drink from the instant you start sipping on it.
Since coconuts are 99% fat-free and naturally low in sugar and packed with calcium and magnesium it makes a great drink for every day or after an aggressive work out. INVO coconut water drinks are never heat pasteurized and have 100% coconut juice and electrolytes that help to aid in rapid hydration. This drink is seriously a must for those warm summer days or a nice day out at the beach. It’s available in three great flavors – Pure, Green Tea and Tropical. Because of INVO’s creative cold water pasteurization, your coconut water is kept fresh, clean, delicious and special!
Besides being very refreshing, coconut water contains 5 essential electrolytes to keep you hydrated. It also has as much potassium as one banana which I love. And, an interesting tidbit from INVO is that there is a pink hue in their coconut water which is a result of a natural enzymatic process that causes the polyphenolics present in raw coconut water to turn pink over time.
As mentioned before, the Coconut water goes through a High Pressure Processing to ensure you are getting the best quality product that tastes and is fresh. What is High Pressure Processing or HPP? Well, it is a cold pasteurization technique which INVO has named “cold-crafting”. This process inactivates bacteria, viruses, yeast and molds that are present in all foods – thereby guaranteeing food safety and extending the shelf life of your product. Unlike most juices, which are heat pasteurized, ‘cold-crafting’ only uses cold water under high pressure. Due to the absence of heat in the process, the organoleptic and nutrional properties of the food are maintained, allowing the product to retain its fresh taste and nutritional content, just like mother nature intended it be. Since the INVO Coconut waters are 100% cold crafted, there are no nasties ever added. INVO prides themselves in giving us the true freshly-cracked coconut water experience.
So now that I’ve taken the time to give you the run down on the products, all the technical and scientific information and everything in between; I’m going to share with you my overall thoughts on this drink.
First of all, if you are not a fan of the coconut flavor (I know some people don’t like it), I suggest going with the Tropical Flavor. My sons all love the Tropical flavor though they enjoy them all. It taste like a tropical fruit punch and the coconut flavor is not as prominent, though you easily have a quenched thirst, feel re-hydrated and it’s delicious. If you are someone that loves Green Tea or Tea flavors, I think you’ll quite enjoy the Sencha Green Tea. It’s got a great tea flavor and if you are someone that enjoys a great green tea, you’ll love this particular flavor. My favorite out of the three I tried is the Pure Coconut Water. It tastes just like fresh coconut juice/water that you would get here in Hawaii right off the tree.
Each drink is not only delicious, but really great for a usual Hawaii day. While these are made in Thailand, they are offered at many retailers through out the US and I have been told they can be found at Whole Foods, though I haven’t found them at my local store. Once they are available, I will admit that this will be a staple in our household because everyone loves them.
The INVO Coconut water is gluten free, Kosher and Vegan. And, like most premium food products, INVO Coconut Water requires refrigeration for optimum quality and safety so make sure you do not drink the water if you suspect that it hasn’t been kept chilled. If you are allergic to nuts, while it is extremely rare to have a coconut water allergy, it is best to seek medical advice prior to consuming these drinks since Coconuts are tree nuts. The INVO Coconut Water is a good source of vitamin C& B group vitamins and great after a work out!
My family and I are really enjoy these coconut waters and I highly recommend them. We give these treats a two thumbs up each and all agree they are delicious but great for keeping hydrated. If I were running consistently or on a jog, I would pull for this directly after to replenish my electrolytes. INVO is coming out with some great new flavors which I’m also really excited to try. I think if you are someone that wants to change up your water routine or try something new, this would make a great treat. And, as I mentioned before, it’s great for the whole family.
Have you heard of INVO Coconut Water? Are you a coconut water drinker like I am? Comment below and let me know your thoughts on the delicious goodness.
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