Yipee, the sun is back on! It’s time to kick back on the patio with this tangy and über-hydrating Coconut Shimmy and make the most of these sunny afternoons. It’s fruity, creamy and contains no sugar, soy or dairy – just pure super food goodness from the earth. This Coconut Shimmy is especially good if you’ve just had a work out or a footloose and fancy free night on the town, as the main ingredient is coconut water and just in case you have not heard what amazing stuff this is, take note. Coconut water is the clear liquid from young, green coconuts. It is a natural, isotonic drink with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood, so it will replenish your body back to perfection. Coconut water contains many essential vitamins and minerals, has a high potassium content and is oh so naturally sweet. So, even as the nippier autumn kicks in, this dreamy refreshment will transport you back to that summer holiday by the sea, whilst giving you the bang to get outside and frolic in all of the pretty leaves.
300 mls of coconut water
1/2 a cup of fresh pineapple chunks
A few sprigs of fresh mint
A 1cm piece of ginger
A squeeze of lime or lemon juice
A few ice cubes if you need some cooling
Put all of the above ingredients in a blender and crank it on its highest setting. Serve in the sun with your nearest and dearest.