How to Get Fresh Coconut Water

Delicious, sweet fresh coconut water, no purchased coconut water can even compare to drinking it fresh from the coconut.

This is perfect to add to your juice, smoothies, or drink it straight. This is just to get the water, coconut milk is a result of the blending of the meat and water of the coconut. Here are some of the benefits to adding this gem to your everyday:

  • Aides in digestion
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities
  • Aides in hydration
  • Drinking it fresh will contain important enzymes to assist in detoxifying your body
  • High in Potassium
To determine if the coconut water is ready to be drained. Take the coconut in your hand and give it a good shake. If you hear the water moving around in there it is ready! 
Grab your corkscrew and your coconut and the adventure begins! Find the three notches on the bottom of your coconut; one of them was the root connector. This is easiest drill point on the fruit. Take your corkscrew and drill it into this spot. Once you hit the empty area inside the coconut yank  it out. This will clear out any meat and give you a clean hole to pour out the water.
Grab your cheesecloth and just use one layer of the cloth. Place it over a jar or glass where you will pour your water into.
Place the cloth over the top of the opening of the jar or glass. Make sure there is a dip of the cloth into the glass.
Pour out the water from the coconut into the jar. Once this is done, enjoy!

Want to store your coconut water?

If you wish to store the water, you want to be sure to put the water in an airtight container. Coconut water does oxides quickly. You can store it in the fridge for up to one week. If you want to benefit from enzymes in the water drink within 24 hours. If you want to store even longer, pour the water into an ice cube tray. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a freezer safe container.

Onto the the meat of the matter

Now you have an empty coconut. Time to get out the hammer! Find the seam or line on the coconut. Smack it with your hammer till it cracks and can be opened. Break up into smaller pieces. Take a grapefruit knife, as it is more flexible and will bend easily with the curves. Carve out the meat that can be shredded in your food processor.

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About me

Micheale is the foodie nerd behind Crunchy Living. Crunchy Living is an eceletic mix of green living, 100% vegan and raw vegan recipes, oodles of love & seeking wellness everyday! 100% Vegan, Raw and Plant-based recipes.



Anne Hubben
Reply September 14, 2013

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I've always been intimidated by the cleaver method and this looks much more do-able!

    Reply September 14, 2013

    Thank you, Anne I am happy you found it helpful. I have to admit the cleaver method is a little scary haha! Love and wellness!

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