Beverage || Coconut Water

So, have you ever soon these in the fruit isle at the grocery store? They are delicious and super nutritious and you should buy them all the time! Why? For one, new research is indicating that they are a better option than sports drinks for athletes when they need a boost. They are a more natural and potentially more effective way to balance your electrolytes.

I overheard these chicks in a cute little cafe chatting about how to break into one of these coconuts. They were sharing one that the cafe had graciously cracked for them. One chick commented to the other what a dream these are for the dreaded hangover. “But how do you open it?”, one asked. “Guess you just have to come here.”

Truly, no need to go there — just read here.

Jail-breaking Young Coconuts

So we use a vegetable cleaver and a rubber mallet. It’s fairly obvious at this point — cleaver in, smash with mallet. It’s really quite cathartic.

Make another chop to form an “X”.

It should look like this.                   

After you’ve made the slice you want to wedge a knife into the “X” — do this over a bowl.

Now get out your little strainer from 1978 and pour into a glass.

This drink is so easy, refreshing and delicious! It’s even toddler approved!

There are still more things that can be done with the meat inside the coconut — next post.

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About mlssa.perry

In our house we have two main loves, eating, and reading! Hence two blogs to cover them both. The Fresh Svelte Kitchen is a collection of vegan, mostly raw recipes that we love and want to share. G's Top Shelf is an archive of our favourite children's books that grows with 4 year old G as we read more and as his book preferences change.
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