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Can we juice the meat of coconut

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Posted by WJS on 5 years ago

Following on from my last post in regards to the low calories of the juices falling well below 1200 calories. I am on occasions buying coconuts to drink the juice only from because I can't find coconut water here so was wondering if it is advisable to juice the meat.

I would imagine this would increase calories. But I don't see anywhere on the site where it used or where it says it is OK. Can someone please advice if it is a bad idea? Not only health wise but also for weight loss? Thank you.

This topic contains 4 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Claire Georgiou - ND 4 years ago.

Replies To Can we juice the meat of coconut

  • Danmcn61

    5 years ago

    I eat dried coconut meat all the time. You don't need a dehydrator, but it helps. I don't know about actually juicing it but it seems to me that the meat would really clog the moving parts of a juicer and you wouldn't get much out of it. I like to just drink the fluid from a coconut and then chop up the meat into small chunks and let them dry. You can combine them with nuts, seeds, raisins, etc...and make a really nice trail mix.

  • WJS

    5 years ago

    Thank you Danmcn61. That sounds lovely after I finish my juice fast. I was curious if it is allowed on juice only fast. But perhaps because it wouldn't juice well as you say is the reason it is never used in one of the recommendations. I don't want to give it a try until I know though.

    I think I need to add calories to my juices which fall well below 1200 calories! I mostly drink green and that makes them even lower. Just don't want to slow my metabolism and also go into starvation mode because I need to lose more weight.

  • Cat the Grape

    4 years ago

    I have the meat from two whole coconuts and not sure what to do with them. I found a great smoothie recipe on this site that calls for the meat of one whole coconut, the juice of one coconut, 1 cup fresh berries, 2 tsp honey, and ice. I don't want to waste this fresh coconut (I worked too hard to open it!) so I may try out this recipe for my "purple" dessert juice. Calories were around 420.

  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    4 years ago

    Dear WJS,

    Coconut meat will not juice but it can be eaten when you are doing a juice/eating reboot but avoid this if you are completing a juice only reboot!

    If you want to increase the calories add more sweet vegetables such as beets, carrots, pumpkin, winter squash and sweet potato and fruits.

    Enjoy!

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