This coconut water recipe is a natural sports drink that tastes so much better than store bought and it’s full of nutritious ingredients – no artificial dyes, sweeteners, or colors with this refreshing watermelon coconut drink.
It’s been HOT here lately. And we all know though that after a hard workout or time spent sweating in the sun, your body needs more than just water. It needs minerals, sodium, potassium…all that good stuff. Enter this cool lime refresher!
My watermelon coconut water is super easy to make and has all the benefits of a sports drink without containing junk you don’t need. You are going to find that this will quickly become one of your favorite coconut water drink recipes ever!
Just look at it!
How To Make This Coconut Water Recipe
One thing I love about coconut water drink recipes is that they can be whipped up in under 5 minutes! Plus, it’s super flavorful, and you can feel good about replenishing nutrients with this drink.
Let’s talk about the easy steps to making this watermelon coconut water drink:
- Place watermelon, coconut water, and lime juice in a blender. Blend until everything is liquid-y.
- Fill a glass with the cool lime refresher and pour in a splash of sparkling mineral water. Serve with some lime wedges.
Watermelon Coconut Water Variations
This is the best coconut water just the way it’s written, but if you want to add in some extra flavors, go for it!
Try this lime refresher with any of these ideas:
- Cantaloupe – Either exchange the watermelon for cantaloupe entirely or make the healthy coconut water drink recipe with half watermelon half cantaloupe. It will be refreshing and flavorful both ways.
- Lemon Juice – You can swap lime juice for lemon juice with this watermelon coconut water recipe.
- Honey – You can add a drizzle of honey to cool lime refresher. Don’t go overboard, just a little taste will bring out a lot of sweetness.
- Cucumber – Adding cucumber gives makes coconut water drink recipes even better flavor! Remove the seeds for optimal texture.
- Pineapple – Anything with pineapple and coconut is going to be amazing! My only advice is that you might want to strain the drink before drinking if you aren’t a fan of pulp. Otherwise, you can drink up! Yum!
Coconut Milk vs. Coconut Water
If you aren’t experienced at using coconut milk or coconut water, you may be wondering what the difference is. I thought I would take a minute to explain the difference, so you know which one to use when making different recipes.
- Coconut Milk – Coconut milk comes from the flesh (white part) of the coconut. It is grated and soaked in water. When this happens, there will be a coconut cream layer on top. The coconut milk is a combination of the coconut water, and coconut milk blended together. This is usually found in a can.
- Coconut Water – You will find coconut water in the middle of a coconut. You can go to the store, buy a fresh coconut, poke a hole in it, and drain the liquid. Then you have coconut water! Or you can buy it prepackaged to save yourself the trouble. This is usually found in bottles or tetra-pack containers in the beverage section.
Benefits Of Coconut Water Drink Recipes
This watermelon coconut water is very healthy! Let’s just talk about the benefits of this natural sports drink for a second:
- 1 cup of watermelon juice has 740mg of potassium
- 60% of your daily Vitamin C
- Contains L-Citrulline -accelerates the removal of lactic acid from muscles that help you recover after a workout
- 600mg of potassium per 1 cup (twice the amount of 1 banana)
- The same level of nutrients as human blood, so it’s very easy to absorb allowing you to rehydrate faster
- Citric acid is a well known fat burner
- Contains about 25g of Vitamin C for the juice of 2 limes
I don’t think it gets much better than that! So the next time you reach for a sports drink, remember that you can probably make your own for a fraction of the cost and know exactly what’s going into it.
How Do You Store This Natural Sports Drink?
You can store this natural sports drink in the refrigerator. It will last up to 4 days, so it’s easy to grab whenever you want some. Shake it before enjoying!
Can You Freeze This Cool Lime Refresher?
Yes, you can freeze this cool lime refresher. You can freeze the coconut water by pouring it in an ice cube tray and freezing. Once it’s solid, take the cubes and put them in a freezer bag. Then you can use them as ice cubes in water, or you can melt them to drink later.
Another option is to freeze the drink in a glass jar, and you can place it in the fridge overnight when you are ready to drink. It will last 1-2 months in the freezer.
More Paleo Drink Recipes
If you love this coconut water recipe, you should try some of these delicious paleo drinks too:
- Homemade Banana Chocolate Protein Shake – So rich and decadent!
- Cinnamon Turmeric Iced Tea – It’s caffeine free too!
- Blender Turmeric Limeade – It’s completely refreshing.
Lime Watermelon Coconut Water Recipe:
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Lime Watermelon Coconut Water Recipe (A Natural Sports Drink)
This coconut water recipe is a NATURAL SPORTS DRINK! Cool lime watermelon coconut water is the natural hydration you've been looking for and takes 5 min to make.
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- 4 cups Watermelon (diced)
- 2 cups Coconut water
- 2 Limes (juiced)
- Sparkling mineral water (optional)
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Place the watermelon in a blender with the coconut water and lime juice. Blend on high speed for a minute or so until it's completely liquified.
- Pour into a glass with ice and top with a splash of sparkling mineral water.
Serving Size: 1 cup
Nutrition Information Per Serving
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What type of coconut water do you use? Because there are alot out there but how do we know which is the best one.
Any type of coconut water will work. I look for one that is raw, organic, and fair trade.
Can you freeze it after you make it or is it not good frozen?
I haven’t tried it frozen, you could freeze it in cubes then blend to make a frozen slushy though!
It seems like this drink very suitable if drunk in summer, fresh watermelon combined with coconut juice and limes …
Making a batch today—-How long do you think its good for in the fridge?
No longer than 3-4 days in my experience.
Jusr made this and it is delicious! So refreshing and light. Didn’t use coconut water but still tastes wonderful.
What a simple, yet delicious looking drink!! I love the look of the watermelon ball garnish— too cute!
Drinks like this just might get me back to running again 😀 Sounds so refreshing!
Wow, this looks like the perfect way to battle this Texas heat! Love anything with watermelon!
It has been so hot here! My daughter pointed out watermelon juice at the store but I declined because of all the sugar. Watermelon is sweet as is! I think she will really love this drink!
Haha! I paid that for the watermelon juice at Whole Foods and had the EXACT same thought. I will definitely be making this. Sounds absolutely perfect.
I love watermelon and lime together! They are such a natural flavor pairing. Stunning photos, too.
Thanks so much Alisa!
I want this badly. I agree on the dehydration part this Summer. I’ve been parched, even if I run at 6:30am. Anyway, this looks like the perfect pick me up. It also looks like the perfect happy hour drink if I were to add a little tequila? Heh.
Oh man, I can’t run in the morning. It’s SO humid! My husband goes around 6:00 a.m. and comes home soaked. I
would much rather run in the heat of the day instead of feeling like I’m running through a swamp lol. PLEASE add tequila! I *may* have already tried that and it’s delicious!