Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Florida Coconuts and a Raw Soup


In a previous post I hacked into my first young Thai coconut and said I'd share a post about some local green coconuts I was fortunate enough to get. Effortless foraging for this coconut involved watching the tree trimmers cut down the neighbor's coconuts and then mustering up enough courage to ask the man for 6 coconuts.

I used a hacksaw to saw off the stem, then I hammered a screw driver into the top.

Turned it upside down over a strainer and decided to use the coconut water in a simple 4 ingredient raw soup.

Raw Cucumber Soup

by Elizabeth @ rawlivingandlearning.blogspot.com

Water from 1 green Florida coconut (or young Thai)
1 large cucumber
1 sprig of fresh dill
2-3 soaked and pitted Medjool dates
Blend all of the ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
You can imagine how wonderful this tasted on a hot and humid summer day.

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for effortless foraging.