Going through marathon training in the heat of the Arizona summer has put hydration and recovery at the top of my priority list. I used to be someone who took hydrating for granted. I could barely be troubled with carrying water on my runs. Not anymore!
I have been trying various hydration/recovery products lately, so when I was given the opportunity to try Cocogo, I jumped at the chance!
Cocogo is a combination of coconut water and REAL fruit. The real fruit is what sets it apart from the rest of the competition. It is all-natural and gluten free!
It comes in 3 flavors -
-Coconut water + lemon/lime
-Coconut water + Grape
-Coconut water + Raspberry Passion Fruit
Personally, I don't like just plain coconut water, so the natural fruit flavors help mask that taste for me.
I tried the lemon lime first, I knew it would be my favorite. I'm always drawn to that flavor combination, especially when it comes to sports/recovery drinks.
It was more tart than I was expecting, since I'm so used to drinking Gatorade. Reminded me of drinking unsweetened lemonade. It's a good thing that I like things more tart than sweet.
As you can see, Cocogo has an assortment of vitamins, plus Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium - all important things that athletes need! The electrolytes are so important to help fight fatigue and cramping, and help us replenish what we lost during our workouts.
The grape flavor was a huge hit with my son. He gave it 2 thumbs up. It reminded me of a fruit punch a little bit. It would be a much better option for him than Gatorade, so I'll definitely be giving him this again!
Lastly, I tried the raspberry passion fruit. Now that was really a fruity combo! I could even see throwing some fresh raspberries in the glass and serving it over ice. It was quite tasty.
I'm not sure that I can totally give up my sweet sports drinks after a hot run, but this would certainly be a good replacement if you are looking for a natural electrolyte product. It has made me rethink my hydration options for sure. Plus now that I know my son likes it, I'll definitely keep some on hand for him too!
If you'd like to try Cocogo for yourself, be sure to use RUNEATTWEETAZ at checkout for 10% off!
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!