Coconut meat and yummy eats

How about that title? I saw some coconuts on sale at the store and decided I needed to try my hand at cracking a coconut, drinking the water, and eating the meat. Verdict? So much fun and very tasty indeed.

First, I poked a hole a the top and drained the coconut water. I gave Ryan a sip before I chugged it down. It was SO sweet! The store has labeled the coconut as “EZ-Crack Coconut” but I had a hard time just cracking it open so I asked Ryan to do the honors. He went outside to the crub and cracked it open on the cement.  He came back with this:

Does this not look delicious or what? The next step was taking out the coconut meat from the shell. I tried a flat ice scream scooper, a small knife and much more, but I think the small knife did the job. I cut the meat inside the shell and removed it with the flat ice cream scooper.

I proceeded to peel the back portion of the coconut with a peeler and added some to my morning smoothie. So delicious and tasty. I can’t wait to use this fresh nut!
How do you use FRESH coconut??
This morning I washed some golden raspberries and blackberries and added it to my morning granola with dried raspberries.

So delicious. I then added some almond milk for a complete breakfast!

Can you tell I am liking the berries?

Lunch then consisted of leftovers. We had friends over and I made chicken fajitas for everyone and veggie fajitas for myself. I added some fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, spanish rice, and refried beans. What more could you ask for when it comes to Mexican food?

What is your favorite Mexican food? What kind of Mexican food would you like to see be veganized?