Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a deep passion for tropical fruit - especially coconuts! Coconut is actually a big part of my diet, from coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut butter, to coconut water!
I'll never forget the first time I tried coconut water straight from a young Thai coconut 😱 It surpassed any coconut experience I've ever had, and left my tastebuds surprised and excited! It was refreshing, crisp and clean tasting, with a perfect sweetness...I can still taste how delicious it was! (cue Justin Timberlake: "Can't Stop the Feeling!")
The only problemo was that sometimes when you find something sooo good, other things may seem to not measure up! Every time I tried regular bottled brands, they always seemed a bit of a let down.. Either they weren't as sweet, or weren't as fresh-tasting - and believe it or not - for many of them, I could actually taste the bottle they came in (eww!). The cans taste like metal, the bottles like plastic - man, I was really missing the real thing!
Then one day, I came across a bottle of Harmless Harvest coconut water, America's first fair for life, fair trade, organic coconut water made from Thai coconuts! The bottle caught my eye immediately, with two hands holding a green coconut - which right away made me think of the fresh young coconut that I fell in love with that starry Miami evening :p
So there I was about to try yet another coconut water, hoping it would taste at least close to the amazingness I remembered, and no joke - I was in such shock with my first sip. It seemed too good to be true... I had to try it again!😋 Sweet and clean and like it was rehydrating every cell in my body, I'd finally found it, and I didn't have to cut down the coconuts myself to get it! Needless to say I was hooked!!
One of the coolest things about Harmless harvest is that some of the bottles contain PINK liquid, which is what happens when antioxidants in the coconut water react to light (so cool, right?!) This is 100% natural and not caused by any artificial colors or additives.
And by the way, if you're more of a sports drink fan, coconut water is actually packed with health and athletic benefits, such as its high potassium content. One small bottle of Harmless Harvest has more potassium than a whole banana!
Between it's amazing hydration, natural sugars, high potassium, and best of all - delicious taste - I take my Harmless Harvest coconuts waters everywhere! In the studio, during exercise, even on stage while I'm DJ-ing! Funny enough, Steve Aoki is also a big fan of Harmless Harvest, and includes it in his rider just like I do!😁 I actually had two bottles on-stage with me before our show at Seminole Hard Rock, and I shared shared one of my bottles with him!
Ok ok, so now that I've told you all about my love for coconut water and the one brand that I've found to come close to the actual experience of drinking straight from the fruit, what do YOU think? Have you tried it? What's your favorite brand of coconut water?
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