Coconut Fruit Bowls
This is one of my favorite summer treats! It's simple, delicious, and SUPER convenient! You can enjoy one at home or while you're soaking up some sun by the pool - or even have it to-go and enjoy it at the beach!
What you'll need:
- 1 large coconut
I have received a lot of questions about how to properly crack a coconut. I'll tell ya right now - cracking coconuts is on my list of least favorite things. It's much easier to physically show, as opposed to trying to teach through a written explanation, so I will soon post a video showing how my goofy self does it!
I know many people use knives, tools, machetes - ain't nobody got time for all'a that! I've always had trouble with cracking coconuts with knives and tools (I don't trust myself with a machete), so one day I decided to use a brick and it worked like magic.
Yes, I said a brick. I have brick exterior on my home and I just go outside, hit it hard on the edge of the brick on the spot where I want to make the first initial "crack" (which will be a pretty big one), then hit it lightly with baby taps the rest of the way around. After your large initial crack, the coconut separates itself very easily.
That probably sounded really crazy and complicated - I promise I'm not insane. Maybe it will make more sense once I make a video showing the process. Important note: make sure you drain the water before you crack it open. If not, it'll splash everywhere and you'll waste all of that yummy goodness! To drain the water, simply carve out one of the eyes, or holes, until you've cut all the way through the flesh. Then, I just turn it upside down and let it sit in a cup while the water drains.
So once you're done with all that crazy mess, simply add your fruit inside! Enjoy!
Water bottle: Fiji Artesian Water