A simple, elegant addition to a thyroid diet.
This is a great snack idea as much as a unique add-on to salads.
- An old (as in mature, brown) coconut
- Pre-heat the oven to 350F or 175C.
- Punch 3 holes in the “eye of the coconut” with a screw driver.
- Pour out the coconut water into a glass and taste it – if it has a foul taste, the coconut is gone and cannot be used. The coconut water is highly nutritious; full of electrolytes and potassium.
- Wrap the coconut in a towel or a kitchen cloth and pound it with a hammer to crack it open.
- Use a knife to lift the coconut flesh away from the shell.
- If it’s too hard to separate the coconut flesh from the shell, pop the coconut into a pre-heated oven for about 30 min. This makes the separation much easier.
- Slice the coconut into thick pieces, trying your best to maintain the same thickness for each piece.
- Lay it out on parched paper, pieces well spaced out so they don’t touch each other too much.
- Roast for 20-30 minutes or until brown in color.
Coconut slices make a fabulous snack, especially for people who are on the Thyroid Diet, but not only. You can also toss the slices into a salad; they add crunch and a unique flavor. Yum!