So in all the classes I’ve been going to lately I keep hearing about how AMAZING coconut water is for you: all-natural, super-hydrating, nutrient-packed, potassium-stacked, mega-electrolyte. It is also extremely close in makeup to human blood plasma. They use it as the intravenous fluid is some countries. So it is super good for us.

You need to get the young thai coconut and shave down the top a bit so you can pry it open easier….

How to open a young coconut

Once you shave it down and start to expose a bit of the brown, or the layer starts to look thin, grab a cleaver, or edge of your knife (careful though cause it could break the knife. use a crappy one if you want.

Start jabbing around the top, kinda like “connecting the dots, la la la la, connect the dots la la la la! ha. Once you’ve hit a sweet spot and the “lid” is loose, then it’s time to pry it open..

How to open a young coconut

There we go baby! Ow!

How to open a young coconut

I dumped the water into a bowl..

young thai coconut

Then with a cheese cloth, nut bag or the toe of some (new) nylons, drain the water into the glass  (all the “bits” will be gone if you strain it. You could still drink it with a straw right out of the coconut though..

The taste? Not bad. I am getting more used to it the more I drink it. Kinda sweet, kinda salty, kinda coconutty…

Then with the back a spoon, pry out the meat.

“Filet” the meat so there is no brown chunks on it.

I had no motivation to make anything fancy with the “meat” so I decided to make fake “beef jerky” with the meat. I had heard of a recipe for it. So I googled it. I found that really you can put ANY spices on it (if you marinate it- even better) But I just tossed it into a bowl of soya sauce, salt, garlic salt, onion bits,worcester sauce, poultry spices and dehydrated it all day.

young thai coconut jerky

I put a bit to much salt on it, but Mike LOVED them.

coconut "beef" jerky

Day 2 of my yoga challenge! I went in the mid afternoon to kinda take a break (and I slept in for the morning class…ha)
I am doing makeup for a friend’s wedding tomorrow….SO I will do yoga in the am….

Next time you walk by that lonely coconut in the grocery store, pick one up and have some fun!

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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One Response

  1. Chrissy on 16 Oct 2011

    I never realized it was so hard to open one of those…of course I’ve never thought to try :)

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