The Next Coconut Waters
Like most popular products, coconut water has reached a sort of “spin-off status” that is currently spawning a million different 2.0 versions. Here are five that show the most promise of being worthy of your sips.
With antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric milk is quickly becoming a “cure-all” for everything from the flu to a sore throat. Believers of it feel it can even boost immunity, promote digestive health and speed up healing, thanks to the versatile spice of turmeric. With a recipe that the company claims dates back 4,000 years, Turmeric Golden Milk adds coconut cream and hemp milk to its time-tested mix, making it a bit sweeter than traditional turmeric blends (one complaint that some people have regarding turmeric milks is that they can be bitter). tumericalive.com
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the superhydrating effects of watermelon are now being bottled. Enter WtrMlnWtr, a cold-pressed drink that literally uses just the fruit (there’s not even water added) and a little bit of lemon to deliver a vitamin-rich drink that’s totally refreshing. $72 for 12, wtrmlnwtr.com
Aloe Vera Water
Aloe vera water isn’t exactly new, but the way NoBe is doing it is. The Swedish-born brand offers flavored aloe vera drinks that taste great (some other aloe drink contenders almost have a "slimy" feel), and hydrate your body from within. As an added bonus: The company claims its blend also helps regulate acid levels in the body. nobealoevera.com
Recently, the big-time buzz surrounding birch water seems almost omnipresent. Coined as the “superwater of 2015,” this nutrient-rich drink offers a ton of minerals, antioxidants and even proteins, thanks to sap from the birch tree, a sort of “fuel” that manufacturer Byarozavik claims is good for hydrating and rejuvenating your body. $42 for 12, byarozavik.com
The desert knows a thing or two about dryness, and no one knows it better than its de facto plant of the cactus—and that’s exactly what CaliWater Cactus Water hopes to deliver in its electrolyte-rich drink. The taste is a little bit tricky to explain (it’s fruity-sweet, but also has a blast of herbal, almost earthy-like notes), and the company claims that the prickly pear cactus contains naturally occurring electrolytes, flavonoids and minerals, and actually has less calories and sugars than most coconut waters on the market. $30 for 12, drinkcaliwater.com