Coconuts are AMAZING!
From Coconuts you can get water, milk, oil, butter, vinegar, amino’s, flakes, and cream. I bet there is even more, but that is just off the top of my head.
In this post, I am going to walk you through how to take a coconut from the store and get an awesome Snack and a big serving of Coconut Water out of it.
All you need is:
– 1 Coconut
– 1 pointy knife
– 2 plastic bags
– 1 spoon
– 1 Dog (optional)
Find the ‘Eye’s’ of the Coconut. Carefully use your knife to find which eye is softest – it will be obvious.
Once found – dig out the eye – create a decent size hole (a little smaller than a dime).
Turn the coconut over and let the water pour out into a glass. Set this aside.
Smell the coconut – it should smell somewhat sweet – if it is musty or moldy, your done. It’s no good.
Place the empty coconut into the plastic bag. I recommend doubling up the bag so it doesn’t break through.
Find a nice concrete patio (or garage) and give it a good slam. If you are too light with the slam the coconut will bounce right back at you.
It should crack in a few pieces.
Ensure the Dog approves (optional).
Break the bigger pieces into smaller ones by bashing them into the ground.
Now spread out your pieces and grab your spoon.
Start prying the coconut meat off the hard shell.
There will be a layer of brown that will stay with the meat – I like to keep this on. It gives it a nuttier flavor.
You can take the time to scrape it off, but I am too lazy for that.
Once all of the hard shells are removed, rinse off the coconut meat.
Pat everything dry with a paper towel and store in an air tight container. Make sure to keep it refrigerated.
Strain the coconut water and store in the refrigerator.
For $1.89 and about 10 minutes of work, you got a bunch of refreshing ‘Fat’ and Fiber snacks as well as 1.5 cups of Coconut Water!