Coconut water giveaway! (+one more coconut water recipe)


In case you weren’t following along, a few weeks ago I participated in a recipe contest with coconut water, sponsored by VitaCoco.  (I created 5 recipes, and added a bonus one below since it’s #WorkoutWednesday – a recovery smoothie!)  While the winners of that still haven’t been announced, VitaCoco is generously offering one of my readers a free case of VitaCoco Pure, shipped right to your door!  There are only 2 steps to enter:

  1. Comment on this blog entry below to tell me which of my 5 recipes you’ll try first
  2. “Like” the post on Facebook here

That’s it!  A winner will be chosen at random from everyone who completes those two steps on Friday, April 24.  So check out the recipes, listed below, and let your stomach be your guide: all are nutrient-dense, delicious, and warm-weather friendly!

Coconut Water Recipe Contest Submissions by WhyFoodWorks:  

1. Silky Green Gazpacho

2. Tropical Pudding Parfait

3. Coconut Cheesefake

4. Microwave Coconut Risotto

5. Mint Coconut Italian Ice

*Bonus recipe: Raspberry coconut recovery smoothie*



  • 1 c plain coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 c greek yogurt
  • 1/2 c raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)

Blend.  Drink within a half hour of your workout to help muscles repair and build; if you are trying to lose weight account for this as part of your total daily calories instead of in addition to!  This is formulated to have the right amount of carbs and protein for a person who’s 150lbs, and does a combination of aerobic and strength building exercise for 1 hour.  Learn more about recovery foods here!

Good luck!

30 thoughts on “Coconut water giveaway! (+one more coconut water recipe)

  1. Can’t wait to try the tropical pudding parfait!

    I’m loving your blog so far. It’s so interesting to read a little bit about the science behind good nutrition. It makes me that much more motivated to eat healthy! Keep up the good work. :)

  2. I’m planning on making the coconut cheesefake this weekend for a dinner party with some friends! Super excited to try it!!

  3. I recently just found your blog and love all of your ideas! I would definitely try the coconut cheesefake recipe first!! The raspberry coconut recovery smoothie also looks awesome too.

  4. I’ve already made similar versions of the “cheesefake” and italian ice, so I’m looking forward to trying the microwave coconut risotto! It sounds really delicious – and easy!

  5. I’m making coconut cheesefake first, (might change the name to coconut delight, for the unsuspecting family!)

  6. The tropical parfait looks appetizing! I make a recovery shake very similar to yours, so yummy and the coconut water just adds something interesting!

  7. I’m going to make the Silky Green Gazpacho for Alli’s Farm Party next weekend!

    Sarah this blog is amazing, keep up the great work.

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