South Africans from western descent are not that familiar with young coconuts as these are truly tropical fruits. This was the situation until recently where you can now even find young coconuts in Cape Town to satisfy the needs of raw fooders and others that have fallen in love with this delicious fruit.
So exactly what do you do with the young coconut to make a smoothie or yoghurt.
First you need to open the coconut. Now this does involve you investing in an inexpensive machette Be sure that you know what you are doing cause this is a really lethal weapon. I have seen Mozambican guys that make opening them look like childs play. It takes a certain knack.
The recipe reads
2 cups young coconut meat (2-4 coconuts)
1/4 – 1/2 cup coconut water, (you might need more coconut water to thin the mixture down)
- Place the coconut meat and coconut water in a super blender and blend until smooth. Add extra coconut water if necessary.
- Add the pro-biotic powder and blend lightly ( just enough to mix the powder in)
You now have a stunning coconut smoothie. If the coconut milk and meat was not refrigerated then cool the smoothie off in the fridge before serving.
To make the Raw Coconut Yogurt
Place the coconut cream in a glass jar with a lid and allow to sit at room temperature for 8-12 hours. Stored in the refrigerator will keep up to 1 week.