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Fresh Young Coconut Smoothie

Using just one ingredient you can make a delicious and nutritious dairy free and nut free smoothie.
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, No Added Sugar, Nut Free, Preservative Free, Refined Sugar Free, Soy Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 whole Fresh Young Coconut


  • Open tip of coconut. (See how to prepare a young coconut). 
  • Drain coconut water into a glass, set aside. 
  • Using a metal spoon, scoop out inside flesh of coconut. 
  • In a blender, pulse coconut water with coconut flesh until smooth. (I find my Vitamix does a brilliant job of this smoothie )
  • Serve chilled. 


How to prepare a fresh, young coconut:
  • To remove the coconut water from the inside turn the coconut upside down and pierce the base with a sharp knife several times to create a whole.
  • Alternatively, you can pierce a hole in the top of the coconut, just to the side of the tip using a ‘Coconut Tap’ (available from health food stores) or a clean screw driver and hammer to pierce the shell. Once hole is made, turn coconut upside down resting on a glass and drain the liquid. To open the top turn the coconut on its side and using a very sharp knife or clever make 4 energised incisions at the top point as you rotate the coconut. Carefully use the blunt knife to lift the lid you have just cut. Use a spoon and scoop flesh out.
  • Alternatively you can use a coconut opener that you can purchase from speciality kitchen shops or health food stores.
Make It Personal:
Recipe Tips:
  • For this smoothie you must use a young coconut (it will either have the hard green outer or if removed will appear white, not the dark brown husk of a mature coconut) and not a mature coconut (with brown hairy husk).