July 24, 2013

Zola and a Coconutty Recipe

I have a great summertime treat for you to try out today! Through a Sweat Pink ambassador opportunity I got the chance to review some of Zola's coconut water and acai juice. This review is coming a little late because a couple vacations and summertime fun has thrown me behind, and I wanted a chance to try all the products before reviewing. 

I LOVE coconut flavored anything, including coconut water, and drink it regularly.  

My favorite is the Chocolate Zico water, which I would drink everyday if it wasn't so expensive, so I was really excited to try out the Zola products for the first time. The package came  all wrapped up nicely with a pair of awesome neon green shades.


I popped the coconut waters (one with pulp and one without) and the Acai Berry Juice in the fridge because coconut water warm is no good.  My boyfriend has used acai juice in smoothies before since it has a nice flavor and lots of antioxidants and omegas.  This acai berry juice was really good though.  I drank some plain and then mixed the rest with a little club soda for a morning mocktail with my breakfast because I'm fancy like that.

The natural coconut water I drank yesterday after my long run. I cracked open the can and thought the taste was great! I prefer it out of a plastic bottle but the Zola coconut water tasted great! Of course I'm a fan because the coconut water is all natural and it, along with the acai juice, is gluten and GMO free. Coconut water is great after exercise because it is loaded with electrolytes, vitamins, and potassium.  The stats on it are great, especially when it's all natural like Zola!


You can find Zola products at Whole Foods and other grocery stores or online on their website


Well besides loving cupcakes and anything chocolate, I love freezy treats-ice cream, froyo, and popsicles! Summertime is definitely popsicles season so I used the Zola coconut water with pulp to whip up a batch on the fly-and they turned out great! I added fresh berries to the coconut water to make a yummy treat or even a great post-workout snack.  I got those popsicle molds from Target I think, but I also have a cheap set from Ikea that I got early in the spring.  If you don't have popsicles molds I've used small paper cups and popsicle sticks before. 


Check out the recipe below and let me know if you try it out!

Have you tried coconut water before? What's your favorite freezy treat?

Disclosure: Zola provided me with a sample pack of their products through a partnership as a Sweat Pink Ambassador. I received no monetary or other compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.


  1. Thanks for visiting our Pinterest Pin Up Party! My kids love homemade popsicles! Please come visit us again next Tuesday:)

  2. I drank coconut water straight out of a coconut while on vacation! So gooooood and refreshing!

    1. Ah I really want to do that-I LOVE coconut water!