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In my opinion, one of the most powerful super foods to help with both hydration and alkalinity is the Young Thai Coconut.

Young Thai Coconut water is the most incredible pure water containing one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man. Forget the Gatorade! This amazing water, or milk as referred to by some, is nearly identical to blood plasma. When we drink this coconut water it's as if we give ourselves an instant blood transfusion. Consuming young coconuts is preferable to the more mature brown coconuts because in their young stage of growth is when they are most health enhancing.

The meat of the young coconut contains lauric acid known for its beneficial anti-microbial effects. As with the meat, coconut oil doesn't contain trans fatty acids, and most of its saturated fat consists of medium-chain fatty acids, which is great news because this good fat gets digested and assimilated more easily, is less likely to be stored as fat and can actually help you burn more fat. In addition to antiviral and antibacterial properties, natural coconut fat helps normalize body lipids, protects against liver damage, and most importantly, improves the immune system’s anti-inflammatory response. Good saturated fats such as these also contain micronutrients and vitamins that are vital to metabolism. Young coconuts can be found in most health food stores and Asian Markets or you can find them online.


Coconut water is an isotonic solution, so it helps replenish the fluids and minerals lost by body after exercise. In fact, many people prefer coconut water after their workout to commercial electrolyte replenishing beverages. For people who are trying to lose weight, coconut water increases the rate of metabolism, thus aiding weight loss. And for those suffering from a hangover coconut water will aid in curing hangover symptoms.

Coconut water is the very stuff of nature, biologically pure, full of natural sugars, salts, and vitamins to ward off fatigue... and is the next wave of energy drinks, only natural.

Did You Know?
Coconut Water contains more potassium (at about 294 mg) than most sports drinks (117 mg) and most energy drinks.
It has less sodium (25mg) where sports drinks have around 41mg and energy drinks have about 200 mg!
It contains 5mg of Natural Sugars where sports and energy drinks range from 10-25mg of Altered Sugars.
It is very high in Chloride at 118mg, compared to sports drinks at about 39mg.

In our RFR Kitchen you'll find many recipes that contain coconut flesh as well as the super nutritious and hydrating water. Many raw desserts contain this ingredient, so be sure to check it out! Do you ever buy young coconuts? What do you usually do with the meat?
If you cannot find young Thai coconuts near you, we suggest trying young Thai coconut water here. No, it is not technically raw because it has been pasteurized, but it still contains most of the health benefits, nutrients and is equally as hydrating as the fresh water.  The ease of using this coconut water is certainly a viable option if you are not focused on being 100% raw. The other brands that we've tried and recommend are Vita Coco and Zico.

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I love coconut water...I dont get these often unless I go out of town, where I can buy them....but when I do, I pick up several.....and I unashamedly drink the whole coconut in one sitting!! : )
yum - I want one right now!
I usually put the meat into a smoothie or use it to make a raw coconut curry - which I put on veggies & kelp noodles. sorry, no particular recipe to share - I just mix curry powder & coconut together and add in spices
I order 1 case a week from my local grocery store. That way I can have 1 a day- sometimes 2. I drink the water- sharing a bit with my 3 year old and then we save the meat for smoothies!


Chia Coconut Custard Shake

1 thai coconut, meat & water
1 TBSP chia seeds
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 TBSP raw honey or agave nectar
a generous pinch each of cinnamon & freshly grated nutmeg

Put all ingredients into a high speed blender and combine until smooth and creamy.
Was disappointed yesterday that Whole Foods didn't have any and the produce guy said he tried ordering, but his supplier didn't have any to get. He's hoping they'll get some next week. Penni's Chia Coconut shake is one of my favorite things. A couple of weeks ago, I had extra shake and decided to mix it up with cacao powder, leftover almond pulp and some crushed nuts... I think I used almonds or pecans, and dehydrated them into cookies. They were good! Jimmy said I should add a little ginger the next time I do it.
I LOVE young coconuts. I usually take a drink of the water upon opening, then I save the rest to either mix with chia seeds, or use for a smoothie.

I usually just get a spoon and eat the yummy awesomeness inside! :) Then I save the shells! :)
what do you do with the shells you save?

Suzanne said:
I LOVE young coconuts. I usually take a drink of the water upon opening, then I save the rest to either mix with chia seeds, or use for a smoothie.

I usually just get a spoon and eat the yummy awesomeness inside! :) Then I save the shells! :)
I haven't made anything with them yet. I do stained glass and lampwork, and I love wind chimes. Sometimes I make whimsical hanging things...incorporating stained glass etc....that's what I have in mind for my shells. I cut off all the outside husk I can. I'm going to see if I can polish them up some. I have some coconut jewelry that I've purchased on vacation in the Dominican Republic, I love the look of polished coconut shell. I see no reason that I couldn't do that! :)

Tracey Crider said:
what do you do with the shells you save?

Suzanne said:
I LOVE young coconuts. I usually take a drink of the water upon opening, then I save the rest to either mix with chia seeds, or use for a smoothie.

I usually just get a spoon and eat the yummy awesomeness inside! :) Then I save the shells! :)
I also wanted to mention that the once dried the young thai coconut shell can be used to add to firewood quite successfully. I believe it was my friend in Hawaii that said they use it for firewood there all the time!

Suzanne said:
I haven't made anything with them yet. I do stained glass and lampwork, and I love wind chimes. Sometimes I make whimsical hanging things...incorporating stained glass etc....that's what I have in mind for my shells. I cut off all the outside husk I can. I'm going to see if I can polish them up some. I have some coconut jewelry that I've purchased on vacation in the Dominican Republic, I love the look of polished coconut shell. I see no reason that I couldn't do that! :)
Tracey Crider said:
what do you do with the shells you save?

Suzanne said:
I LOVE young coconuts. I usually take a drink of the water upon opening, then I save the rest to either mix with chia seeds, or use for a smoothie.

I usually just get a spoon and eat the yummy awesomeness inside! :) Then I save the shells! :)
My favorite drink in the world is one Thai coconut water, heaping teaspoon of coconut oil, I warm it up so it is liquid, a little bit of the coconut meat, not a lot.Three large organic mejool dates, remove pits, handful of raw almonds, aprox. one teas. of pure organic vanilla, pure water and some ice to make it really cold. Mix up in good blender, to die for!
Does Young Thai Coconut taste different than the brown ones? I had my 1st raw brown coconut yesterday and decided there was a reason they sell it sweetened unfortunately. I'm great with all of the greens though!!
I think there is a substantial difference in taste. Also the young coconuts are much more nutritious and health giving!


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Does Young Thai Coconut taste different than the brown ones? I had my 1st raw brown coconut yesterday and decided there was a reason they sell it sweetened unfortunately. I'm great with all of the greens though!!

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