How’s your fitness goal so far? Can I tell you something really quick before I share my fuzz-free drink recipe? I have conquered two months without consuming chicken and beef. Initially I thought I won’t survive but here I am, alive and kicking and should I say more energized?! Once a week though, I still satisfy my seafoods craving as I slowly transition to becoming a vegetarian. The only difference now when it comes to meal preparation? I cook separate meals most of the time or force my husband go all-veggies, poor guy haha! Like for example today, his dinner was chicken teriyaki with rice while I had roast vegetables (potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli, carrots dressed in olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, crushed basil, and parmesan). If I can’t be inventive enough, I just go to Down To Earth (local health food store here in Hawaii) to pick up some hot dishes to last me for few days.
Ready for my post-work out thirst quencher? You will only need 4 items: a blender obviously, 1/4 cup ice, 1 cup coconut water, 1 ripe mango (slice the sides, cut squares and scoop out). Mix and grind, easy peasy!
Coconut water is dubbed as “natural sports drink”. It is rich in potassium, has less sugar and calories than traditional sports drink, and undoubtedly healthier than sodas! Mango on the other hand is called the “king of fruits” because it offers a plethora of benefits, to include keeping cholesterol in check, aiding digestion, boosting immunity, etc. Mix them both and you have a powerhouse drink pronto!
Feeling some smoothie? try out my strawberry banana (click here for more deets).
What are your fitness goals?
54 thoughts on “Post-Workout Thirst Quencher :: Mango Coconut Drink (Plus My Fitness Goal Update)”
My fitness goal is to get better from piriformis syndrome and my hamstring pull so I can go back to jogging. I've never tried coconut water, but maybe I'll substitute it for almond milk in my smoothies. And I've gotta pick up a mango to add to the peaches. yum
Mahalo for sharing your fitness goal. I'm here to cheer for you!
My fitness goal is to run another half marathon and eventually, a marathon. I was training for a half marathon in March earlier this year when I got pregnant, and my doc recommended I stop. I was a month away from my race and I'd gotten up to 9 miles for my long run. Even after my miscarriage, I let my sadness keep me from achieving my goal and I have, no lie, packed on 30 lbs., and feel awful. I'm still running 3 to 4 miles three or four times a week, but I miss ME and I need to find a race goal, because that's what I need to motivate me. I'm currently looking into what I want to train for, and I'm SLOWLY getting my motivation back while TRYING to get my eating under control and take positive steps forward. You are inspiring, and I was on the fence about my run tonight, but reading this, about your change in lifestyle and your happiness here – it's inspiring. So thank you 🙂
Thanks for sharing your fitness goal my friend. We all have experienced certain events that affected our motivation and drive. I feel you! Like I always tell my friends, the hardest challenge is not the workout itself but the motivation and commitment to do it. What has worked for me so far is to engage in an activity that gives me the most joy and satisfaction(I love to dance so that's my #1 to burn calories). I know you love to run so use that as your outlet whenever sadness strikes. I'm here to cheer for you!
Your roasted veggie dinner sounds so delicious! Way to go you!! 🙂
Right now, I am concentrating on getting to a healthy, normal weight. Down 70 since November, I have a way to go but I am making progress. 😀
That smoothie looks delish. I have to try coconut water.
Wow, that's a milestone Erika! Are you on a special diet or exercise?
I want to try your smoothie! My fitness goals are to get into shape, lose body fat, build muscle. I'm doing it slowly but surely.
Yay to fitness goals. Health is wealth indeed
That looks so good! My goal is to just freaking get motivated
Haha, you crack me up!
I make this smoothie!!! My fitness goal is just to keep pushing myself
that's nice to know Jessica
My fitness goal is to became better at running and hopefully next year beat all my times from this year 🙂
wow that's so inspiring Leelo
Have you seen the life hack of separating the mango peel from the fruit using a glass? It's awesome. I haven't tried it yet (you slice the sides off like normal, but then put the cut edge against a glass and push down. The fruit goes into the glass and the peel comes off.) Quicker smoothie!
Thanks for the tip Nidia. I'm going to try that hack!
I ADORE mangos! Will have to try this recipe!
This sounds delish!
Yum, this is so much better than a sugary sports drink. I'm nursing a tendon tear as soon as it heels I want to get back into working out regularly.
Sorry to hear that! Sending you positive thoughts so you can get back to working out soon! xo
I am so trying this out! I have become a bit of a coconut water fan so I am exc ited!
yesss to coconut water
That sounds super yummy but I get weird with mango that Strawberry Banana one sounds awesome though!
This looks SO good. My fitness goal is to actually start going to the gym! I'm so lazy when it comes to working out lol.
trust me, once you get the hang of it, your body will crave for it 🙂
That sounds delicious! I love everything with mango in it, so i'll def try this smoothie.
This sounds delicious!
I haven't worked up the courage to try coconut water yet!
it tastes gooood!
My fitness goal is to be able to do Zumba 3-5 a week, I just love it.
yes to zumba!!!
My fitness goal is to start by being consistent. I'm not a huge fan of coconut water on its own, maybe I'll try it in a smoothie!
I LOVE Mango!
I love coconut water! I once tried a dark chocolate flavored coconut water and loved it but I can't find it anymore! Bummmmmer! My fitness goal is to get back into jogging everyday! I was really good about it at the beginning of the summer but fell off that train mid-summer.
never heard of dark choc coconut water, that sounds yummy in massive proportion.
Wow, I really don't know if I could give up chicken and beef. I mean, I'm sure I would live but that would be so difficult mind-wise. I give you so much credit – especially since you're still cooking your husband a separate meal!
thanks Carly. my trick is to cook meals that will last him 3 dinners 🙂
I could live without beef (tho I love it), but chicken is something I'm not sure I could live without! Kudos to you for sticking with your plan! I've never had coconut water – does it taste like coconut at all? I'm not fond of that taste.
this particular is a tad sweeter than the real coconut
This sounds FANTASTIC!
Yummy! I love mangos and I love coconut water so here's hoping I like both together!
Coconut water makes me twitchy. I can't stand it. Maybe in a smoothie though!!
That looks all kinds of delicious!
Wowee, that sounds yummy!
Oh that smoothie looks good! Right now my goal is to exercise more often.
Imma need to try some coconut water – sounds so good combined like this!
mmm so yummy! I love coconut water 🙂
Oh yum–reminds me of a virgin piña colada!
Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest
That sounds so yummy and you look adorable with the bangs and your hair pulled back like that!
thanks much. you're so nice
I love coconut water, I bet this is even better!