Smoothies featuring young thai coconut

Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut SmoothieThis chocolatey coconut smoothie is sure to tickle your taste buds and bring a big smile to your face :)

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill coconut smoothie recipe. It features a favorite choice food of mine – a young (Thai) coconut.

Recently I’ve been picking up one young coconut a week to blend into a special smoothie on Saturday mornings. That is if I can pour the coconut water into my blender before my girlfriend and I gulp it down.

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Lemony Coconut Smoothie

Lemony Coconut SmoothieThis is a refreshing and satiating smoothie featuring what I consider a delicacy. Young coconuts, also referred to as Thai coconuts, are not always easy to come by where I live and can be a bit pricey. Consider yourself lucky if young coconuts are native to where you live.

When I do get my hands on this choice food I usually guzzle the coconut water immediately after opening. It’s full of electrolytes and very hydrating. Perfect after a run or workout.

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The Numerous Health Benefits of Coconuts and Coconut Oil

Coconut OilOne of the tastiest of all superfoods is the delightful coconut. Whether you eat the meat of the fruit, drink the water or milk, or use the oil, you can get some serious health benefits and even improve your appearance with this tropical food.

One of the striking and unusual features of the coconut compared to other fruits is the amount of water it contains. This water has provided important hydration for people for thousands of years. In addition to the water in the young fruits, people have always eaten the meat, or the white part of the fruit. The milk, which is the juice made from the meat has also been consumed.

One of the most important and most commonly used byproduct of the coconut today is the oil. It is used extensively both internally and externally, and perhaps most commonly consumed for weight loss and increased energy. Coconut oil is comprised primarily of medium chain fats, which the body uses for energy as opposed to storing as fat.

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Young Thai Coconut Smoothie

Young Thai Coconut SmoothieWhile picking up produce at my local food co-op yesterday I noticed something out of the ordinary on the extras table – a dozen or so young Thai coconuts. It was a first for the co-op and a treat I hadn’t had in a while; so naturally I grabbed one.

Young Thai coconuts our best known for their delicious electrolyte rich water, but also contain a little meat. You can make coconut milk blending the water and meat, which is perfect for smoothies. Here’s a few of the health benefits of young Thai coconuts.

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