Have you tried Zico Chocolate Coconut Water? It tastes pretty amazing, but it can get expensive and then there’s the packaging…I’m not a fan of plastic bottles and individual serving sizes. I also prefer to avoid sugar and opt for more natural sweeteners like maple syrup. So, I came up with my own version that tastes just as amazing. This Copycat Chocolate Coconut Water is seriously delicious, chocolatey, creamy, naturally sweetened, and perfect for staying hydrated on a hot day. And is it getting hot out! The high was 93 degrees here yesterday.
Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer, that means more time spent outside and hotter temperatures. It’s vitally important to stay hydrated as the temperatures rise and a great way to do that is by drinking coconut water.
Now plain water is always the best way to hydrate after enjoying time in the sun or exercising, but sometimes you want something a little different. That’s where coconut water comes in handy. It’s a great option for replenishing potassium levels after a long day outdoors or a vigorous workout. It’s also a good source of vitamin C which is great for the skin especially after being out in the sun.
So, next time you’re spending time outdoors and want a delicious way to cool off and hydrate, try this Copycat Chocolate Coconut Water. I think you will really like this!
If you try this or any other recipe, let me know how it turns out! Leave a comment below or snap a pic and tag it @weelittlevegans on Instagram so I’ll be sure to see it!
- 8 oz plain coconut water
- 2 tablespoon canned coconut milk full fat or lite
- 1 heaping tbsp cacao powder
- 1-2 tablespoon maple syrup I like grade B.
- pinch of salt optional
Combine all ingredients in a blender, Nutribullet, etc until throughly mixed. Refrigerate until cold and serve.
I have only made it once now, and it wasn’t bad. I will be adjusting next time because it was WAY too chocolatey for me (and I love chocolate). I used Hershey’s cocoa powder. I’m going to increase all other ingredients and do a level scoop of cocoa powder. We’ll see. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Chocolate Zico water disappeared ):
Thanks for trying the recipe and leaving a comment. I use a raw cacao powder so maybe there is a difference in chocolaty-ness between that and Hershey's. And everyone's tastes are different. Hope you enjoy it more with the tweaks you plan to make 🙂