Coconut Green Smoothie!
  • 1 young coconut
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  1. Step 1: Crack open your young coconut with a cleaver. Many people like to "shave" the top off, but I like to make the traditional "box" opening that I saw hundreds of times in Asia. Look here! I did it in 4 clean swipes. I wanted to brag just a tiny bit, to make up for my rather abysmal young coconut opening demonstration video! :) If you want to see, check it out HERE.
  2. Step 2: Pour the coconut water in your blender. Spoon out the meat and add to the blender as well. Because of the shape of coconuts, you may want to get a spoon with a handle on a diagonal like the one I have here. I love this spoon! This one did make it back all the way from Thailand with me one trip. :) But they sell them in Asian markets and I've seen them in Chinatown for $0.70. Very useful!!!!
  3. Step 3: Blend the coconut water and meat on its own until smooth.
  4. Step 4: Add 3 cups of baby spinach, or 3 huge handfuls.
  5. Step 5: Blend and serve! That is it! Young coconut and spinach. It needs nothing else at all. I love simplicity sometimes. There is no need to complicate this smoothie or add anything else.
Recipe by Solluna by Kimberly Snyder at