Coconut water is trending now as an all-natural and healthy sports drink. Higher in potassium than a banana, non-fat, and loaded with electrolytes, it’s a winner so far as thirst quenchers go. It’s also fun to extract with a corkscrew, then doctor up with a splash of other refreshing ingredients!
- Place the coconut on a cutting board or flat work surface. Look for the three dark “eyes” at the bottom of the coconut and choose one to drill into; this can be accomplished with a cork screw or other pointed tool.
- Place punctured coconut on top of a clean, empty glass; let it drain completely. A small coconut makes about ½ cup. (Note: green coconuts are known for containing the most water)
- Use a fresh 12 ounce glass and fill it with the crushed ice, cold water, lemon juice and honey. Add the ½ cup coconut water and give the mixture a good stir. Enjoy!
- NOTE: To break open the coconut and enjoy its meat, place it in a zip lock bag. Take the bagged coconut to an area with a hard floor and bang it against that surface until it splits open.