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Rejuvenating Coconut Water and Mango Smoothie

By Sharda ten Hove on 21 August 2012

It's summer and you need to be sure to hydrate yourself enough. Coconut water is a natural isotonic beverage (contains similar concentrations of salt and sugar as in the human body promoting proper rehydration), it carries nutrients and oxygens to cells, raises your metabolism, is a rich source of manganese, which helps to level blood sugar, detoxifies and fight viruses, treats kidney related issues, controls diabetes, it contains lauric acid which is also present in mothers milk, high in potassium (a very important mineral in the human body for the function of all cells, tissues, and organs) it cleanses your digestive tract and aids in weight loss. Not everyone can have access to the fresh coconut but luckily enough you can buy coconut water at health food stores. Drink it during hot summer's day or after exercising. Here is a fast and delicious smoothie based on coconut water.

Mix all the ingredients in a blender.
Ginger detoxifies, rejuvenates and aids in digestion perfect to start the day with! Ginger also aids in nausea and can be used during pregnancy when women are suffering from morning sickness.

Mango contains poly-phenolic flavonoid, an anti-oxidant that protect against breast and colon cancers. It’s also full of fiber, vitamins, minerals.

Mint soothes the digestive tract and reduces stomach aches. It also slows the growth of many harmful bacteria and fungi.

* You can also replace the ginger by fresh mint in the smoothie if you don’ t like the taste of ginger.

About the author

Sharda ten Hove

Founder, Ethical Vegan, Yogi, Social Activist

Sharda was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Descended from an Indian mother and Dutch father, she received a multi-cultural upbringing during which she gained a broad perspective on life.…  Read full bio