Cracked Young Coconut Have you ever eaten a whole coconut? Young Thai Coconuts, are the big green ones, in the city you'll find the green outer layer husked off to make them easier to pack. Found at Asian markets and health food stores, the perfect specimen will be white and not pink, especially on the bottom. Water is filtered in through the plant as it grows and stored within the coconut's hard shell. The living water found within hydrates due to naturally occurring electrolytes and contains vitamin C, iron and calcium. Coconuts are low glycemic and delicious. You'll need guidance to open one of these babies. The cheapest route is a cleaver, they're about $20 at most kitchen stores. I use this method at home, ELove can give you a demo, she taught me. For cleaver free access try the Coco Jack, we use this tool in store and at our events. Scrape out the beautiful meat, enjoy as is or freeze and use in recipes. We also sell whole coconuts at the Goods if you want to try, we can even give you a Coco Jack demo.

We all know staying hydrated is important, but getting our 8+ glasses of water a day can sometime feel like a chore. Why not infuse your water with aromatic mint leaves to make it more enjoyable. By soaking a few sprigs in filtered water overnight you'll get an extra dose of vitamin c, iron and antioxidants while calming your digestive system. Add a couple drops of stevia for sweet mint water and sip away all day. Mint is easily grown in doors year round, and it's really quite refreshing.