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