ingredient spotlight: coconut!
we're nuts for coconuts.
Summer means sunshine, days by the pool (or lake or beach if you're lucky) and delicious tropical fruits. When it comes to summer flavors, coconut is one of the most popular. In fact, in recent years, the demand for coconuts and their by-products almost exceeded what grocery and health food stores were able to supply.
We're big fans of coconut here at Juice Bar, as evidenced in one of our most popular smoothies, the Coco Pro. Creamy and just slightly sweet, it's made in-store from a whole fresh young coconut (juice and pulp), blended with hemp seeds, probiotics and a little extra coconut water.
And it's no surprise, coconuts are so delicious and useful, they are almost magical. In fact, the Pacific Islanders call the palm tree "the Tree of Life" because they use the fruit as the cure-all for any illness. And when it comes to it's (many) uses, coconuts are one of the most versatile fruits; you can drink them, eat them, cook with them, and even use them in your health and beauty routines.
BENEFITS OF coconut
People are drawn to the fresh, tropical flavor of the coconut, but did you know the fruit also offers a myriad of health benefits? Check it out:
Nutrition - Coconuts are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. They also have tons of calcium, potassium, and magnesium, as well as plenty of electrolytes.
Anti-aging - The antioxidant properties of coconut slow down the aging process by protecting the body from harmful free radicals.
Skin Health - Coconut oil is also known to treat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
Shiny Hair - Coconut oil can also help hair to become more healthy and lustrous. It’s a great alternative if you don’t want to use a leave-in conditioner.
Strong Bones - Eating coconuts also supports the development of strong, healthy bones and teeth. It improves the body’s ability to absorb calcium and magnesium. It also prevents osteoporosis. This makes coconuts a good, healthy alternative for those who are vegan or lactose intolerant, but still want to have strong bones and teeth.
come Taste for yourself!
Come in to your local Juice Bar and try any of these menu items featuring coconut
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