This concoction may just be the freshest, easiest coconut smoothie you’ll ever make. It requires only two ingredients: A young coconut and cinnamon. And if two ingredients seems like one too many, the second is totally optional — although I highly recommend it if you’re a cinnamon fan! We blend this up at home all the time and not only is it ridiculously simple to create, it’s also delish, so refreshing and supposedly a good way to reduce blood sugar, if you’re into that.
The only hitch? Cutting the coconut open! Fortunately, with a fair share of trial and error under our belts, we can help with that. In case you don’t have a machete lying around, we suggest the next best thing — a hammer and knife. Check out the photos below for a quick tutorial. Bottoms up!
- 1 young coconut (water, meat)
- Dash of cinnamon
Directions: Crack open the coconut and pour the water into a blender. Then scoop out the meat and add, along with the cinnamon.
All you need: A fresh coconut, some cinnamon and an old (but sturdy!) knife and hammer to crack it open.
Gently hammer the knife into the coconut to puncture the top.
Slice through the coconut and repeat until you’ve cut a square.
Peel open the “lid” you created and scoop out the insides.
Throw the coconut meat, water and a couple sprinkles of cinnamon into a blender.
Dig in! Delish, healthy and ridiculously simple.