How to open a coconut

Project: C.H.E.K your health

Guest blogger Charlie de Demko

Opening a coconut. Easy, right? Not to the uninitiated, it isn’t.

The good news is, I’ve noticed that provided you’ve got the right tool for the job, anything is possible.

Rewind six weeks – when we C.H.E.K. newbies received our first taste of morning goodness in a glass, ie the breakfast smoothie with fresh coconuts (pulp and all), raw organics eggs and fruit – Gus ‘The Man’ Rickard demo’d the perfect coconut opening technique … four well-aimed chops and voila!

Right. My turn. Stand back …

As you can see, the above clip is aptly titled: How NOT to open a coconut.

Bloody amatuer!

Being the creative genious that I am, however, my frustration gave birth to the ultimate of solutions.

Early the next morning while hacking away  with a dodgy hammer, I thought “f*ck this!” and marched to the shops in my jim-jams, I waited impatiently, in the street for the hardware store to open.

With the words of my Dad echoing through my head – “Son, make sure you’ve got the right tool for the job” – I demanded to be shown their range of choppers.

With the destination in mind, I left with my new, shiney axe – or a hatchet at least  –  and got to work.

Now, I don’t profess to have mastered the art but I will tell you this … when I returned to that coconut, there was only one winner.

See a finely tuned warrior in action below …

You’ll be pleased to know there have been no fingers lost, yet. Always a bonus.

I’ve also found an easy way to eat a breakfast I enjoy with all the nutrients and proteins to keep me going till 12’ish.

Click here for ingredients to make your own Momentum For Life Organic Smoothie. 


PS You can also check out Gus’ 10/10 cocunut crack here:

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