Confession. I am addicted to coconut water. I can't stand it plain, but with a splash of pomegranate juice or chocolate, I can't get enough of the stuff.
But apparently I am not the only one who is in love with chocolate coconut water. Chocolate coconut water is sold out everywhere around where I live, even online. So what's a girl to do when she is seriously jonesing for chocolate coconut water? Make it herself.
1 and 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 very warm water (or coconut water)
1 and 3/4 cup coconut water
In a heatproof bowl combine cocoa, salt and sugar. Whisk in the 1/4 cup warm water (or coconut water) until the ingredients are dissolved and the liquid is smooth. Add the coconut water and whisk thoroughly. Pour over ice or chill before serving. You can easily add more cocoa powder for a stronger flavor more sugar if you want yours a little sweeter.
To be honest I was terrified to try this. I thought it might ruin it for me, but it ended up tasting just as good, if not better than the one I buy. The only thing to note is that it does separate a bit when it's in the fridge. Be sure to shake it real quick before you drink it.
Coconut water is not only a great way to rehydrate throughout the day, but it is also a great addition to your after-workout recovery. I also like it as a light dessert after meals.