As you are learning from my last recipe I Am Nuts About Coconuts, I am really loving coconuts these days. I continue to enjoy the fresh coconut water . It so delicious and refreshing.This is also a terrific choice on the go.
When I am creating recipes, I often need to have extra on hand because much of the fresh coconut meat is gone before I begin. You will always find coconut water, milk and shredded coconut on hand here in our home. How fabulous that it is so healthy too!
Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals
The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil
Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose
Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots
Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems
Functions as a protective antioxidan
On a recent visit to The Raw Food Institute to visit my mentor, Lisa Wilson, I was fortunate enough to arrive in time for lunch. A wonderful raw food chef Steve Stewart and his wife Chris were preparing the menu. As luck would have it, Steve had an amazing Coconut Thai Soup.
On April 21 st, Nevin and I celebrated our 21 st wedding anniversary and I wanted to make a special celebration dinner.
We began with Steve’s Coconut Thai Soup.
In preparation for this post, I searched for some variations to share but they all had either chicken and/or sugar. My personal health journey has taught me that sugar is a no – no so I am offering this for your enjoyment. Now with the warm weather approaching, I know this will be a regular at our table. Each meal is its own celebration.
COCONUT THAI SOUP
Ingredients Coconut water and meat form one young coconut
Note: if you do not have a fresh coconut use coconut water and shredded coconut.