Coconut water is packed with potassium, which is beneficial for post-workout recovery, and the sweet, mild flavor is almost as good as sticking a straw in a real coconut. Plus, it makes it easier to blend acai bowls and smoothies at home. Unlike almond milk, it won’t take away from fruit flavors. Here are our hydrating picks.
This beverage also comes in a chocolate flavor boosted with plant-based protein. Zico Beverages
Coconut water is filled with electrolytes like sodium, magnesium and potassium, which help symptoms of dehydration such as headaches and grogginess. And because many types have little to no added sugar, you won’t experience the sugar crash that could accompany other electrolyte-fueled sports drinks.
If you’re trying to avoid sugary treats, this is a great option. Vita Coco
Pineapple juice is heavenly—but can do more harm than good if you’re watching your sugar intake. Coconut water with added pineapple purée has a similar vibrant fruity taste, with about half the sugar content.
Packed with Minerals
Contains more potassium than a banana. Vita Coco
Most adults don’t get enough potassium; coconut water is an easy way to get more of the nutrient. To up your intake even more, use coconut water as a base for potassium-rich smoothie ingredients, like bananas, spinach and mangos.