ZICO (pronounced z-ee-ko) Coconut water tastes great and is incredibly healthy! Not only that, it’s one of the best drinks to hydrate the body. It also helps the body rid itself of toxins and aids in digestion. For a delicious & nutritious post-workout shake, try my “Pina Colada Protein Power” concoction, it’s perfect after a tough workout.


PINA COLADA Post-Workout Shake
8 oz coconut water
1 serving of vanilla protein powder
1 T crushed pineapple
½ banana
½ cup blueberries

Blend all ingredients with ½ c of ice and enjoy!

Health benefits of Coconut Water:
• Low in Carbs
• 99% Fat Free
• Low in sugars
• More nutritious than whole milk with less fat and no cholesterol.
• Better for you than orange juice as it is much lower calories.
• Contains more potassium (about 294 mg) than most sports & energy drinks (117 mg).

Chocolate SignatureZICO Coconut Water comes in a variety of flavors including Pineapple, Mango, Pomberry and their newest flavor Chocolate!  ZICO Chocolate contains 110 calories per 14 oz serving but that’s way less than a chocolate shake so, it’s a great healthy alternative! I made another great post-workout shake using new ZICO Chocolate that tastes like an Almond Joy candy bar…YUMMY!

ALMOND JOY Post-Workout Shake

7 oz ZICO Chocolate Coconut Water
7 oz water
1 serving vanilla protein powder
1 T almond butter
1 tsp dark cocoa powder
½ tsp Stevia

Blend all ingredients with ½ c of ice and enjoy!

Run, don’t walk to your nearest Sprouts or Trader Joe’s for a case of ZICO and try one of the recipes above today!

xoxo Fit Chica