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01-09-2007, 11:44 AM
OK...I just bought one. I want to make something GREAT with it (if I can get it open!)
Maybe some icecream...I think I read that somewhere...or a smoothie....what...WHAT???? I really have NO idea, just that I wanted to buy one!
Now I don't know what to do with it...especially that it cost me $3, and I don't want to waste it on something I will throw away.
When I open it, will there be water, or just "meat"???
01-09-2007, 12:19 PM
water & meat of one young coconut
handful of dates, pitted
splash of vanilla
couple tablespoons almond butter
ice or frozen bananas
sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
Blend it all in a blender until smooth. Add cardomom & freshly grated ginger for more of a chai taste.
01-09-2007, 12:41 PM
The first time is always the "scariest" ... lol :D
Yes, it should sound *solid* ... if you hear "sloshing" then it's not good (at least mine was gross inside).
I used the water and meat in smoothies ... although I tasted the water first as many people say it gives you amazing energy ... it may be an acquired taste though ... :rolleyes:
I love them plain. I buy them from our local Asian market for $1.25 each though so low risk eh? :p
I hack it open like Alissa shows in her video, pour the juice into a glass and sip on it and with a spoon, after opening it a bit more I sit somewhere, often on the floor, and dig the meat out with a spoon....hmmmm yummy... :rolleyes:
01-09-2007, 12:58 PM
Take the young coconut water & scrape flesh-dump in blender & add some pineapple. I guarantee you will have the BEST Pina Colada you've ever had!!!
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01-09-2007, 04:01 PM
Thanks tvillemom for starting this thread.
I've been dreaaaaaaaaming about young coconut ever since reading about all the gorgeous stuff you can make with them. But unfortunately, I've never seen them yet around here. Snif! "The price to pay to live in the boonies", as I often say.
So anyway, the thing is, I'm going to Calgary next week and am thinking of stocking up on them. Does anyone know how long they keep when they haven't been cracked open?
01-09-2007, 04:13 PM
Carmella, do you have a walmart super center near you? That's where I found mine & I too live in the boonies of ND. :D
I made the chocolate pudding, it was pretty good but not my favorite thing by far.
01-09-2007, 04:23 PM
I'm not sure how long they'll keep unopened (mine don't get left for long!), but they do take up an awful lot of refrigerator space. My recommendation is that, if you buy a bunch, open them all, put the water into a big pitcher & enjoy over the next couple or four days, and scape all the meat into measured baggies (maybe one cup each?) for freezing. You may be able to freeze the water too, but I'm not sure of how it would taste or about enzymes being destroyed. Plus, you'll probably WANT to drink it all within several days!
01-09-2007, 04:43 PM
Yes, carmella, I was thinking freeze the good meat from the inside...to use later. I would put it into ice cube trays....and just use what you need alittle at a time????
Thanks everyone else for the info.!!!
01-09-2007, 05:13 PM
another yummy shake with young coconut:
juice and flesh of coconut
a frozen banana
handful hemp seeds
tbs carob powder
its soo yummmy!
01-09-2007, 05:58 PM
Wow! Thanks for the great tips!
I think freezing will definitely be the way to go!
Unfortunately, we do have a Walmart but it has a very small food section (mostly canned stuff). I remember seeing them at Loblaws a while back, before I even KNEW what they were, but haven't seen them since. So, I guess there's hope that they'll carry them again at some point.
01-09-2007, 09:23 PM
Sometimes I blitz the meat with lemon juice and agave syrup and vanilla for a lemon custard...or throw in the blender with fruit for a smoooooothie!
You can chop the top off and just add a straw! After that add a spoon. Some people favour the water over the meat and vice versa I've noticed...
01-10-2007, 03:04 AM
I blend them with fresh pineapple too, like raw jewelry lady. I usually juice about 1/4 of a pineapple, and then blend the juice, the pineapple, the coconut water, and the meat together. It's delicious, and there is enough to save for later.
They are also good blended alone, but it takes a couple to make enough for a meal. Just the water and the meat blended together is an especially good treat after a bikram class, due to the high electrolyte content in coconut water.
01-10-2007, 10:00 AM
Thanks, all these "recipes" sound great!
01-11-2007, 04:09 AM
I usually like the coconut water, except I think it's a little bit more of my mind telling me "it's good for you" rather than really enjoying the taste. It usually has a strange bile undertaste to me. I usually just add the meat to smoothies. It's kinda weird to eat by itself (for me.)
ETA: Oh, and $3??? :eek: I complain about $1.99!
01-11-2007, 08:19 AM
The first time I bought one I just ate it plain - I LOVE the meat.
But one of my favorite things to do is slice the meat into "noodles"
then add chopped bok choy, red peppers and any other juliened veggies
and make a thai "peanut" (I use cashews or almond butter) sauce or a pad thai sauce and mix it all together....
and OH wow - so good!!!
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