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Coconut Water Just For Kids!

Ever since I spent time in Ghana and tried the fresh coconuts from the street vendors on a hot, sweaty day, I have turned to coconut water for hydration. There’s just something about coconut water that re-energizes your body. Coconut water is low in calories, but full of health benefits like natural electrolytes, potassium and Vitamin C.

My boys are pretty sports-obsessed and right now they are in the middle of baseball season. I’ve been a little weary of buying those sports drinks because of the ingredients, so they have been drinking Vita Coco Kids. There are no artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors or preservatives in these on-the-go drinks and the natural electrolytes provide the perfect alternative to sports drinks and juice boxes.


Vita Coco Kids was even hand-picked by Target as one of their “Made to Matter,” products. The Made to Matter program is a collection that brings together 16 leading natural, organic and sustainable brands to introduce families to new products and make them more accessible.

Besides the Vita Coco Kids being a great on-the-go drink for sports or in lunch boxes, they are naturally a great addition to smoothies. Here is one of our favorite after-school snacks!


Banana Berry Vita Coco Kids Smoothie

3 frozen bananas
1 cup of berries, any kind
1/2 cup milk, any kind
(2) 6 oz. Very Cherry Beach Vita Coco Kids

Blend together and enjoy! There is so much healthiness packed into this after school or sports game snack!


Do you want to win with Vita Coco Kids? Follow Vita Coco Kids on Facebook and Instagram and enter the #HydrationEducation social media photo contest for a chance to win a $50 gift card that will help moms stock up on Vita Coco Kids for back to school! (More info here). A monthly winner will be selected during the months of August and September. Also be sure to check out the Vita Coco Kids Family Hits radio station available in August and September!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Viva Coco Kids via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Three Delicious Overnight Fridge Oatmeal Recipes

Overnight Fridge Oatmeal is all of the rage. It requires no cooking and is left in the fridge overnight, requiring little prep.  It’s perfect for hot summer days when you want a healthy breakfast and something cold to cool you down. Cold oatmeal may seem a little strange, but you have to try it!

Here are three delicious tried-and-true overnight oats recipes!

Iced Coffee Refrigerator Oatmeal
Iced Coffee Oatmeal

You’ve got your coffee and oatmeal all in one! The sweet and creamy Mocha flavor turns the oatmeal into the perfect chocolate coffee summertime breakfast.

Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Sugar Pecans

Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Sugar Pecans

This overnight pumpkin oatmeal is by far the most decadent and delicious overnight oat recipe I’ve made. It’s full of fall flavors and the pecans add the perfect crunch.

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Classic Overnight Berry Oatmeal

This is the classic recipe that started it all. Kids love berry fridge oatmeal and it only includes four ingredients and is SO easy! So when you’re rushing to get the kids ready for school or you’re late for work- breakfast is already waiting for you in the fridge!

Get started and try one of these delicious recipes. You probably already have the ingredients!