Cooking with Coconuts!
Young Thai Coconut are very delicious and flavorful. After opening your coconut, the meat can be eaten as is or can be prepared for a delicious meal.
We have provided just a few of many ideas and uses for coconuts:
Coconut meat can be shredded or grated using a grater to use as a topping to your salad.
The coconut juice can be drank straight after draining the coconut, or can be used to make a smoothie. A favorite is the
1 mango - peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 1/2 frozen bananas, slicked
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup cold water
4 cubes ice, or as needed
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
Merely blend mango, bananas, coconut milk, water, ice, sugar, coconut extract, and lime zest in a blender until smooth.
Found on Making Healthy Choices, the Coconut Wrap is becoming a favorite.
These are great to use as a tortilla or soft taco shell. Consider it a the sweet version as a crepe idea.
The possibilities for fillings and serving ideas is limitless. Use your imagination!
Ingredients for basic wrap:
-flesh from Young Thai Coconut
-small amount of coconut water (if needed)
Yes, that's it. It's so simple.
1. Using a stainless steel spoon, scoop the meat out of the coconuts and place in a blender.
2. Blend on high speed and only add a small amount of coconut water if needed to assist in blending.
You are looking for a thick pudding consistency.
3. Pour this thick mixture onto dehydrator sheets with the solid liner, not the mesh sheet, and dehydrate for about 2-3 hours.
4. To make circular wraps pour the mixture onto the dehydrator sheet like you would pour pancake batter into a pan.
Or you can fill the entire sheet with the mixture, spread evenly and score into 4 square wraps
5. Be sure to stop dehydrating when the wrap is still pliable. If dehydrated too long it will become crispy and will crack when you try to use it as a wrap (if this happens to you simply enjoy as a cracker or chip type snack instead).
There are countless possibilities to the number of recipes that can be found on coconuts. And don't worry about waste.
What isn’t used easily biodegrades, nourishing the soil: no waste, just compost.
Learn more about the health benefits of coconuts.
Learn more about the health benefits of coconut milk.