I want to share a short story with you of how this Raw Superfood Drink was created.
A few years back when I was still living in NYC, I was walking towards Washington Square Park to do some errands, and at the exact second I walked up to the park a medium-sized, moss green van pulled up.
A few young guys in their early twenties, floppy jeans and baseball hats opened up the trunk and started pulling out cases of coconut water. “Hey miss, want a case of coconut water?” asks one of the dudes. “A whole case?? Um, sure?
I could go home and drop them off I guess.” I shrugged. I had heard of the brand before and knew they were all natural- though I had never purchased them before. “Good, take two cases!” So I got loaded up with 2 mango flavored pure coconut water, I turned and went the block and a half home to drop them off. Then I turned to walk back directly the same way… “Wait miss— you have to take another one, ’cause there is the other flavor too!”
Okay, skip ahead to now, 4 days later. In TOTAL, I received 3 cases of the coconut water that was blessed to me by the universe. I mean, what are the chances to walk by the truck at the same exact time they were giving them away. There was la 10 minute window there, because those dudes were obviously giving them away by the case to get their sample-giving job done with. :)
Well it’s all good because some force in the universe wanted me to share these coconut waters with you! Granted, I use to go to Chinatown every single week and get a case of 9 young coconuts, so I usually never buy packaged coconut water.
But since I had them, I popped a few of the freebies in the fridge, and over the next few days I’ve had a few- when I was wanting something yummy to drink, especially before and after yoga.
I must say that nothing is like a fresh coconut, but the packaged ones taste pretty good and are not sweetened, and put the idea in my head to share with you that that are a super convenient option!
So this is an excellent option for people that are extremely busy and where it isn’t possible to go shopping for fresh produce every week.
Not everyone lives near a Chinatown like I used too! So instead, just buy a bunch of packaged coconut waters at the market next time you get a chance, and keep them in your fridge. Buy a pound of organic spirulina powder to keep in stock.
Then, you can make the following drink whenever you get home from work, to give you quick energy to help you motivate to go to yoga class, do yoga at home, or go to the gym, etc. You can even have it as a super fast, easy breakfast.
- 1 full glass, natural, not artificially sweetened coconut water
- 1 heaping Tbs. of spirulina powder
- Blend. Enjoy!
Coconut water is packed with potassium and electrolytes and also helps build tone when you are doing strength-based activities, like practicing yoga, etc.
Spirulina is 67% green algae protein, and it also contains Omega 3 fatty acids, all the essential amino acids, Vitamin B12, over 2000 enzymes, and lots of iron and magnesium!
You’ll also be amazed at how tasty it is.
Note: This doesn’t have the filling fiber of my Glowing Green Smoothie, and is not meant to replace it in the long term! Just an add on and emergency drink.
Raw food can be easy. And even if you don’t go to the store every few days for produce you can stock up- EASILY- on these two items and make The Raw Superfood drink whenever you want!
There is no reason not to. Happy Blending!
Have an awesome day,