Coconut Water – A Confession
Low in calories, naturally fat- and cholesterol free with more potassium than four bananas, and super hydrating.
I wanted to like coconut water. I really did. I really like coconut and the thought of a cool refreshing tropical drink to quench my thirst with health benefits was more than a little intriguing.
Coconut water has been dubbed by many as ‘Natures Sports Drink’. It has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink.
Then my uncle insisted it was the best thing to have on a long bike ride.
I should have realized then and there this was not going to be the drink for me. Physical activity and I do not mix. Some may say I’m just being lazy. But I have 3 little people who I am struggling to keep alive on daily basis all while working 40+ hours from home at the same time. Bike ride. Ha! I’m too exhausted by the end of the day to climb the 12 steps to my bedroom! I digress… I actually got a free sample which if you know me, FREE excites me more than most things in my little world. I eagerly put the tropical flavored water into the fridge and waited… I was like a kid on Christmas! (Seriously, it’s the little things that excite me, this is not an over exaggeration).
I popped that sucker open and took a big swig of…
OH MY GOD! It was an abomination!! What in the ungodly hell was this garbage? Was it spoiled? Did I forget to shake it up???
I choked down what I had allowed to enter my mouth and promptly began to gag. It was disgusting! It tasted like salt, sweat and dirt mixed together. If that wasn’t enough, then the aftertaste kicked in. It was as if someone had somehow bottled the toilet water from my little boy’s bathroom and turned it into a drink. Thinking about it still makes me dry heave. A couple of friends insisted that I was wrong and needed to give it a chance and perhaps try a different brand (you know who you are and should be ashamed of yourselves). If anything, the next brand was worse. Made even worse by the fact that I actually paid for the second drink.
How can something that tastes so foul be so popular? I accept everyone’s taste buds are different. I love things that my husband can’t stomach. Maybe the health benefits cloud the judgement of some… maybe it’s an acquired taste. Not that I could ever gag down enough to acquire a taste for it.
The only way I would try it again is with some crushed ice, coconut rum, and pineapple juice.
So there it is… my confession.
I HATE COCONUT WATER.
How about you?