Lifestyle blogger Kk Antoinette has a new love, and she's telling coconut water to move over....
"What is Cali Water? It's actually cactus water or a 'plant based water powered by the Prickly Pear Cactus super fruit.' Amazon graciously recommended this drink to me and when I saw that it had Prickly Pear fruit in it, I was immediately hooked. The prickly pear fruit has a very distinct maroon/pink color [see below]. While it's prickly on the outside it has a soft edible fruit on the inside. My desert friends and I have mainly used the fruit to enhance our pool side margaritas. The inside of the fruit looks and feels almost like a pomegranate. It also tastes like a pomegranate and raspberries were mixed together (aka killer margaritas and water).
Prickly Pear fruit is an amazing super food. It's packed with antioxidants (great for a detox), it hydrates your body (reduces premature aging), and it tastes amazing! I drank Cali Water after workouts to hydrate my body and the morning after late night adventures (it eliminates under-eye puffiness and helps cure hangovers!). My skin looked clearer, my post run inflammation went down, and my tastebuds were celebrating!
I've never been a big fan of coconut water (unless it's straight out of a coconut) or aloe water (chunky texture? bleh) but I'm 100% hooked on Cali Water. The drink also has fewer calories and sugar than your average Coconut and Aloe waters. The ingredients are 100% natural (which I love), Vegan, and simple. Just water and pureed prickly pear fruit (not from concentrate)."
So there you have it; Caliwater Cactus Water is this trendsetter's plant-based beverage of choice. Have you been flirting with the idea of trying Cactus Water?
All images by Kk Antoinette