Well, there are basically two reasons this drink HAD to be born. One - I was able to find lots of young Thai coconuts on my travels recently and did some fun, yummy, healthy experimenting. Two - the name. Enough said.
For those of you who've never used a young Thai coconut, please don't be intimidated. You can often find them in health food stores and they're relatively easy to open. However, I will warn you - once you've tasted their fresh, electrolyte-rich, rejuvenating coconut water you may never want to buy packaged coconut water again.
How to open said magic fruit? All you'll need is confidence and a very big knife. Towards the top (say, 2 inches down from the peak), jab with your knife. You may have to do this a few times til you break the surface. Continue to do this all around the top in a circle til you can remove the top. From there, you'll pour out the water and then spoon out the freakishly tender coconut meat (with, yes, a spoon). And be sure to sample a bit of the meat before you blend it up...it's heavenly!!
- The water and flesh of one young Thai coconut
- 3 cups EACH: baby spinach, frozen (or fresh) pineapple chunks, and frozen (very ripe) bananas
Place all of the ingredients together in a blender. It'll look a little something like this:
Next, blend very well. Serve immediately. Enjoy your healthy paradise! : D
GF/SF/R/Green (according to the health guidelines in my books)