Ever had a young Thai coconut before? They are available at your local health food store and look like the coconut in the picture to your left. Young Thai coconuts are filled with coconut water, which is not only delicious, but insanely good for you. But do not just take my word for it, lets look at the facts. Here is the nutritional information for 1 cup of coconut water :
Calories Total Fat Cholesterol Carbohydrates 9g (3g from fiber, 6g from sugar) Protein 2g Vitamin C 10% DV Riboflavin 8% DV Thiamin 5% DV B6 4% DV Calcium 6% DV Iron 4% DV Magnesium 15% DV Potassium 17% DV Sodium 11% DV Manganese 17% DV
9g (3g from fiber, 6g from sugar)
|Young Coconut Meat (1 Medium)||Mature Coconut Meat (1 cup shredded)|
|Calcium||17% DV||1% DV|
Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Raw
Makes 2 Servings
Juice and pulp from one young thai coconut
1 scoop sunwarrior vanilla protein powder (optional)
2 handfuls of spinach
1” piece of fresh ginger
handful of fresh mint
1. Add the coconut water and pulp, protein powder (if using), spinach, banana, ginger, and mint to the blender and blend until smooth.
2. Add equal amounts of frozen mango and pineapple until desired thickness is achieved.
3. Sip in your favorite glass and imagine you are in the tropics laying out on the beach!!!