One of Kenya’s favorite treats when we go to the farmer’s market is getting to hold and sip the water from a huge young coconut through a straw. It’s become a bit of a new tradition for us where we buy one and take turns enjoying the clear, light, sweet juice inside and then taking it home to scoop out the soft tender meat later.
Coconuts don’t exactly fit well into lunch boxes, but now you can buy coconut water at your local supermarket from a company called O.N.E. in to-go boxes to pack in your kids’ lunch or just drink at home. I especially love it because it contains less then half the sugar in most juice boxes and it’s rich in potassium and electrolytes which help kids to re-hydrate kids after they’ve been running around.
Go coco-nuts!

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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Hi,
    I just discovered your blog and plan to try some of your recipes soon. My daughter is fourteen months old I want to hold off giving her “juice.” Is it safe to give her coconut water? I personally love it (drank a lot when pregnant). Thanks,

  2. Thanks for writing about this–I looked and they stock these at the store I normally shop at. I can’t wait to try it out with the boys; they’ll love the coconut water!

  3. I’m so happy that you posted this…my 10 year old loves this stuff and takes it to school with him often.

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