Coconut Tutorial

Hello foodies!

I've been getting a lot of questions on my coconut bowls lately, so I thought I'd take some time to explain how to crack open these bad boys. 

The water contained in these mighty globes is tasty and healthy once filtered (details below). Drink it straight or add it to a smoothie. I personally love to mix my Vegan Chocolate Shakeology with fresh coconut water for extra hydration. Did you know that coconut water contains the potassium of FOUR bananas?! 

As for the shells, I turn them into bowls...because everything tastes better in a coconut, am I right?! I'm going to start experimenting with different ways to use the coconut meat and will keep you updated. 

 

Step 1: Gather your materials

You will need a coconut, a hammer, a screwdriver, and a marker/pencil

You will need a coconut, a hammer, a screwdriver, and a marker/pencil

 

Step 2: Use the hammer and screwdriver to make three deep holes in the eyes of the coconut

 

Step 3: Empty the coconutwater into a bowl

Shaking and dancing is required ;)

Shaking and dancing is required ;)

 

Step 4: Draw a line around the horizon of the coconut

 

Step 5: Use the hammer to hit the line, spinning the coconut as you go, until it begins to crack 

The best way to do this is to hold the coconut in one Palm while hammering it with the other hand

The best way to do this is to hold the coconut in one Palm while hammering it with the other hand

Step 6: Once it begins to crack, give it a few more bangs until it completely opens

 

Step 7: Strain the coconut water in a filter to remove the debris

Murky coconut water be gone

Murky coconut water be gone

I use a plastic coffee filter

I use a plastic coffee filter

pour into the filter

pour into the filter

look at that debris! 

look at that debris! 

ahhh filtered coconut water! 

ahhh filtered coconut water! 

Step 8: Enjoy your coconut and coconut water

Happy Coconuting!

xoxo,

Ashly