I started using coconut water instead of sports drinks last year when I run or work out (I was training for a half-marathon and needed more than water to replenish on my long runs). I was amazed at how much better it was. Fortunately, I like the flavor of it. You can also buy it mixed with juice nectar (guava, papaya, etc.) if you like other flavors, however I find those to be too sweet for my taste. If you're an athlete looking to give up gatorade, I suggest giving the coconut water a try!
No, when the coconut meat is hard it's old. He says it's supposed to be soft, milky and juicy. Like I bought one from the grocery store some years ago and he was like, it's old. It game a little milk and the meat was hard and I thought it was supposed to be that way because my grandmother used them that way. Why would I want to eat that? I'll report back after I return from DR where he's going to show me how a coconut is supposed to look. I kinda don't care since I hate coconut anything...the taste is meh to me. I'd rather leave it out then to add it to anything.
When I think of coconut water I think about that movie Castaway - makes me laugh when I think about it. Hubby told me that the meat in the coconut means that the coconut is old because I ripe coconut doesn't have meat...it's all water. I have yet to see something like that. Anyway, coconut water makes me puke. Yuck.
Mmmm. I LOVE coconut. I am going to the healthfood store today (it's Tuesday; RAW milk PICK-UP day). I think I'm gonna buy that powdered coconut milk. Slightly cheaper than canned. But, I am also leary of anything in cans now, too. I also wonder about the heating up of the milk during the canning process. I am not sure how that applies to the powdered stuff, or to coconuts.
When I was a little girl living in Miami, my grandparents had coconut trees in the yard; and I remember getting them down, cracking them open, and drinking the juice(water) right out of them - DELISH!
Now at the health food store, they want $1.50 - $2.00 for a little can of the stuff! Last night DH and I decided we want to buy some coconut for the water inside, and then we'll grate our own coconut to use for coconut butter and to mix with some of our coconut oil (we buy from Wilderness Family Naturals) to make our own spread!
I'm just saying... Kelley
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