This morning I took hold of one and poked its eye out with the pointy end of sharp stick. No foolin’ buckaroos. Next, I inserted a straw, gave it to the kiddo, and stood back as he drank his fill. After that, I drained it’s water — a most nutritious & delicious source of electrolytes and minerals. Factoid tidbit: because it has a similar makeup to our intercellular fluids, coconut water has been used successfully for blood transfusions – especially during WWII.
Alrighty then, now what’s a person to do with an eyeless coconut?
Stick it into a plastic bag, tie off the opening, and smash it to pieces by slamming it onto the sidewalk. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Oh I reckon there are more civilized and stylish ways to get to the “meat” out of said coconut, but hey, this simple method has been proven effective around the planet. Now that you got it whacked to pieces, take hold of the hunks and peel the hairy “skin” off with a sharp paring knife, much like you would peel a ‘tater.
Eat the “meat” as-is, add it to various recipes, or grate & dehydrate it for later use.
You can even make a rawsome green smoothie if ya so desire:
- 1.5 cups water (preferably fresh coconut water)
- Cram blender past the 3 cup mark with greens (garden-fresh spinach & collard)
- Add about 1 cup of frozen blueberries
- Add 1/2 peeled orange
- Add a couple chunks of raw coconut
- Blend again
This post is the beginning of a series where I school ya in the ways of my simple Homemade.Health.Food.Tips.
And yes, I even a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education. Ain’t that grande?