Go CoCo Blog
Jamie's Back: This time with a tropical twist!
17th November 2015.
Coconut crazy Jamie LLoyd is back with a smoothie recipe so nutritious you'll be left feeling fresh for days! Jamie is the industries top man in the known when it comes down to fitness nutrition and exercise, responsible for whipping many of the nations most glamorous A-Listers into shape! Straight from #jamieskitchen, this high potassium coconut water blend not only hydrates but also aids in rapid recovery, weight loss and provides three of your 5 a day! Here's how to do it at home:
1 Mango Diced:
Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre and contains several essential vitamins and minerals. Its' poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds will keep tired skin looking young and well rested. According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukaemia and prostate cancers.
1 Banana Diced:
Banana is a naturally high source of vitamin A and potassium, as well as providing dietry fibre necessary to regulate digestion and prevent constipation. Their probiotic properties increase the number of good bacteria in the gut helping the gut cope with toxins. They also contain high levels of vitamin B which aids in the production of white blood cells. Most of all, potassium is a great reliever of muscle cramps and this smoothie works after evening exercise to prevent the muscles from cramping during periods of lower blood flow when sleeping.
1 tsp Turmeric
Turmeric has long been used in Asian herbal medicine as an effective anti-inflammatory agent. Although very beneficial, much of the turmeric in this smoothie will not be absorbed into the blood stream... but we've got a plan. Adding some black pepper will increase the body's absorption of turmeric by 2000%! Voila!
1 tbsp Plain Yoghurt
Packed with calcium, protein and potassium, consuming yoghurt is a great way to aid in muscle tissue repair and muscle growth.
1 cube chopped ginger
Add some chopped ginger too to boost your immune system and aid in digetsion!
330mls Go Coco coconut water
We all know of the benefits of this potassium rich drupe, but why specifically choose our brand? Go Coco never add any sugar to the product. But how do we get achieve such a great tasting product then? Well, coconuts can be grown all over the world and come in several varieties. This means that the taste can change depending on the crop! We use a Nam Hom coconut from Thailand, a naturally nutty, vanilla-y, sweet tasting coconut with all the health benefits of other varieties. Zero sugar, zero artificial nasties, just 100% pure, natural goodness.
Put your ingredients in the juicer and whiz it all up!
Find more of Jamies recipes using the hashtag #jamieskitchen or finding him @jamielloyd. Head over to his website http://www.jamielloydfitness.com/ to find out more!Read More
Coconut Water Iced Coffee
14th July 2015.
A morning jolt of caffeine is a common vice in the Go Coco office, but when the heatwave hit we found it too warm to put the kettle on. Eschewing espressos and cups of tea in the July heat, we scrambled for a cool way to kickstart our morning. Should we follow the lead of the humid American South and brew up some sweet tea? Or perhaps try our hand at making a rich, sweet Vietnamese iced coffee? After some thought, one of the team hit upon an idea...Read More
Win Two Tickets to the BBC Good Food Show Summer!
11th May 2015.
Read more to learn how you could win a pair of tickets to BBC Good Food Show Summer!Read More
Go Coco & CRUK at the London Marathon
6th May 2015.
Go Coco has partnered with Cancer Research UK this marathon season to provide refreshment for some of the fundraisers running in support of the organization. We provided bottles of Go Coco for runners at the North London Half in March, and recently provided a bottle of Go Coco for each of the CRUK runners at the London Marathon. Read on for the report CRUK after the London Marathon.Read More
A Beginners' Guide to Obstacle Course Racing
30th April 2015.
Laura Try uses Go Coco Coconut Water to stay hydrated as she races through mud and across monkey bars. We asked her to tell us a bit more about the increasingly popular sport of Obstacle Course Racing. She gave us this rundown of the basics!Read More
Go Coco Directors Shortlisted for Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards!
9th April 2015.
Directors Ross Currie and Tracey Hogarth, have been shortlisted for the Scottish Food & Drink Entrepreneur award! The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards have been dubbed the Scotland food and drink 'Oscars'. 2015 saw a record number of entries to the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards with 239 entries in 19 award categories, and we are so proud of our directors for being shortlisted for this prestigious award!Read More
Shaking Things Up At Go Coco
26th March 2015.
We're shaking things up with a new way to Go Coco! New Go Coco Coconut Milk Shakes are 100% natural, American-style milkshakes made from the potassium rich, dairy-free milk of the drupe we're coconuts for.Read More
How to Stay Motivated now the New Year Rush is gone...
3rd March 2015.
March is the perfect opportunity to renew your fitness goals and to make a fresh start. Out with the old habits or excuses for not working out and in with a new, positive outlook and a renewed commitment to becoming healthier, fitter and stronger!Read More
#StillResolved in 2015
29th January 2015.
Share your successes and how you keep motivated with us on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #StillResolved, and we’ll enter you into a draw (full T&Cs below) to win one of two goody bags with Namastatement’s eco-friendly yoga-wear and some Go Coco to keep you well-hydrated and looking snazzy as you keep working towards your goals in 2015.Read More
Jamie Lloyd's 11 Top Tips to Survive Festive Season
24th December 2014.
The holiday season is full of temptations, so we asked trainer and Go Coco fan Jamie Lloyd what he does to survive the festivities. Here's what he had to say!Read More