From oil pulling to using it as an alternative to diaper cream, coconut oil may be the current multitasking darling, but let's not underestimate coconut water, which is clearly a force to be reckoned with, as well. Sure, the sweet drink initially seemed to be a passing trend, but health experts continue to sing its praises as a hydrating, electrolyte-packed alternative to popular sports beverages (it has five times the potassium that’s available in Powerade and Gatorade) and even regular H2O.
Now, chefs and celebs -- like ZICO Coconut Water spokeswoman Jessica Alba, who recently co-hosted a cooking demo featuring the product -- are jumping on the bandwagon, noting how the drink is actually a pretty versatile ingredient in cooking.
Here, 6 savory dinner and delicious dessert recipes in which coconut water plays a key role.
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Are there any other recipes you'd like to try that include coconut water?
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