Coconut Pineapple Basil Smoothie

During your travels to Costa Rica, enjoy this healthy and refreshing tropical infused smoothie. It’s pineapple and basil will awaken your taste buds, while the coconut water will quench your thirst!

Coconut water contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes.  It has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink. Ounce per ounce, most unflavored coconut water contains 5.45 calories, 1.3 grams sugar, 61 milligrams (mg) of potassium, and 5.45 mg of sodium compared to Gatorade, which has 6.25 calories, 1.75 grams of sugar, 3.75 mg of potassium, and 13.75 mg of sodium.

Coconut Pineapple Basil Infusion


½ cup of coconut water
1 cup of ice
1 cup pineapple
6-8 basil leaves
option – freeze coconut water to make coconut ice


Blend until smooth
Filter to remove any remaining chunks or fibers
Garnish with fresh basil leaf
Serve fresh from the blender, or serve over ice

Buen Provecho from the kitchen of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa.



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