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10-22-2006, 08:45 AM
:D I love the coconut water but what benefits will i get from drinking it?
And how can i use the coconut meat in my dishes?
I think i'm hooked on this water. :D
10-22-2006, 09:12 AM
If you search the web, you'll find a list of the benefits of drinking ccH20 but for me one of the most important is that it is very alkalinizing for the bloood. Coconut water is same in pH to human blood.
Some people use the meat to make noodles for asian dishes (see Raw Food, Real World) or you can blend the H20 and the meat for fresh coconut milk.
10-22-2006, 09:39 AM
:D That sounds great, the blood is the life of the body.
Also i don't have that book, how do you make noodles out of coconut?
Do they get soft?
I can't wait to try the recipe. :)
10-22-2006, 12:15 PM
If you get the meat out in big pieces, you just slice it into 1/6" strips...
Also, I just remembered that Vanessa Sherwood who is a member of this board and one of the GreenChefs has a recipe that uses coconut wrappers in Vietnamese Spring Rolls. (You can watch the recipe on the GLiving site.) Anyway, I made it last weekend and it was so simple and delish (my favorite type of recipe). Just blend the coconut water and meat until smooth and spoon it out onto the teflex dehydrator sheet in about the size of a pancake. Dehydrate six hours and you have the wrapper for your spring roll. The wrapper isn't as tasteless as a normal rice wrapper so I am thinking making the wrappers next time just using the coconut meat and water and see how it comes out.
If you like asian fare, I'd definitely suggest trying it.
Oh you can also dehyrdate the meat and shread it for unsweetened coconut (almost all the stuff you buy in the stores has sugar in it...)
P.S. Here's a quote from RFRW re: coconut H20, "Fans of coconut water rave about the beautifying powers ....Internally, the isotonic drink not only restores the body's electrolytic balance, it aids in the function of the gall bladder, kidney, liver, and thyroid.
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