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Five Ways to Incorporate Coconut Water into Your Healthy Lifestyle

Jewel Osco Registered Dietitians


Oct 24th, 2017

You’re sure to have noticed the wide variety of coconut water at your local Jewel Osco and have heard it hyped up in the media.  But, you might still be wondering how it differs from regular drinking water.  ZICO® Coconut Water contains 5 electrolytes: potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus, that help keep you hydrated.   It’s also low in calories and cholesterol free.  Aside from being a great beverage, coconut water can also be used in your daily recipes to add nutritional value and boost sweetness naturally.

Check out these five ways to incorporate ZICO® Coconut Water into your healthy lifestyle!

Sports Drink Replacement

Coconut water is the perfect replacement for sports drinks that can be high in sugar and calories.  With as much potassium as a small banana per 8 fluid ounce serving and a small amount of natural sugar, coconut water is a smart choice for replacing your electrolytes after exercise.

Salad Dressings

The mixture of coconut water, olive oil, lemon juice and your favorite herbs is simple combination for a different twist to your homemade salad dressing.


Follow these three steps to create a delicious frozen treat!

  • Blend together fruit, coconut water and lime juice.
  • Pour into popsicle molds.
  • Freeze and enjoy!

Cocktails or Mocktails

Enhance your favorite festive beverage by replacing mixers like soda and juice with coconut water to cut back on calories and sugar.


Up your smoothie game with the addition of ZICO® Chilled Pineapple Mango Juice Blend!  Try the Tropical Sunrise Smoothie below!

Tropical Sunrise Smoothie


¾ cup ZICO Chilled Pineapple Mango Juice Blend

½ cup frozen mango

½ cup frozen raspberries

¼ cup plain yogurt

¼ inch piece ginger, peeled

1 tbsp flax seeds (optional)

Combine all ingredients ina blender and blend until smooth.

nutrition facts: 160 calories, 2g fat, 35g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 5g protein

Recipe Courtesy of

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