So I mentioned yesterday that I was terrified of my box of coconuts. My fellow blogger and friend Kim reassured me that it's not as scary as it seems and she does it all the time. So having been reassured, I set out to open my very first coconut. But not before I watched a video on You Tube of a girl opening one at least seven times.
Here goes nothing!
First, I put the coconut on a cutting board, grabbed a knife, and said a prayer.
Then I cut off the white woody stuff to get to the round coconut inside.
He looks cute bald, huh? Funny how when I personify inanimate objects, they're always men.
Then I jammed the knife into his head, pretending he was my arch-nemesis. I think I killed him.
Then I wiggled the top of his head off. (Where is all of this violence coming from?)
I popped the top off, and the water came all the way to the top! So incredibly delicious, and per 100ml, there are 294 mg of potassium in coconut water! That's 1,000 mg of potassium in the 1.5 cups of water in this one coconut! That's like eating 3-4 bananas! That white stuff is the young coconut meat, it has the consistency of a thick custard, I'd say.
That's the water! In the blender!
Then I threw in the meat, along with 1 cup of frozen mango...
And made a coconut mango smoothie!!! So good. Serves 2!
I'm just going to be sitting here drinking some more coconut water in preparation for tomorrow. Wish me luck!