coconut cracking

today, i purchased my first young coconut to see if fresh coconut water tastes different than the canned or boxed kind - which is probably a rhetorical question becuase obviously it does - it is soooooo much better!

after starting to hack away and being unsuccessful, youtube.com came to the rescue.  check out this super helpful (and informative) video:

i also am going to test out the coconut fresh in one of my green smoothies (details to come).