Have you ever attempted to crack open a young coconut at home? Well, let me tell you...it is not an easy, or necessarily safe, task. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably remember my mini-coconut massacre last week that resulted in a few choice words, a butcher knife, and a morning spent hacking away at an innocent little coconut. The chorus to "Love Lockdown" by Kanye West floating through my head mingled with frustration and coconut resentment until I finally succeeded in opening it 30 minutes later.
To reward myself I blended up a Coconut Date Breakfast Smoothie. Sweet and sticky dates, fresh coconut meat, almond butter, coconut water and cinnamon. It's so simple, so exotic, and worth learning how to open one of those suckers.
Photos by Leah Bergman
Coconut Date Breakfast Smoothie
1 cup coconut water
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼-1/2 cup coconut meat
2 tablespoon almond butter
Hand-full of ice
1. Blend all ingredients except for the ice in a blender until combined.
2. Add ice and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Note: Here's a a look at the proper way to crack a coconut. No hacking required. Stay safe my friends.
it's likely that i would have rewarded myself with money. lol. also, definitely making this asap. i have everything...minus the actual young coconut but i don't think i'm up for the job. haha.
jacquelyn | lark&linen says
haha you're amazing! I loved that instagram photo last week. Glad all the headache was worth it 🙂
I've never tried a date but that baby coconut looks delish Leah!
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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says
Yum! I've heard good things about date shakes - must try!
Marissa @ Where I Need to Be says
I love fresh young coconut - and dates - in smoothies. Those things can be impossible to get open. If you ask at the store, sometimes they'll do it for you 🙂
Elana Stir&Strain (@elanabean) says
I was wondering what was going on with your coconut photo! I've been on a smoothie kick lately and need to add this to my routine. It will be a nice change up from all the cashew milk bases I've been drinking.
Ha! Yes, that coconut photo was a complete massacre...all for a smoothie.
Definitely going to try this! Yum!
Thanks Clare! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 🙂
This looks and sounds amazing!
Thank you Jess! It's so sweet and delicious. I love this breakfast smoothie.