During the summer of 2011, I made a change in my diet. I was eating processed foods, meat, and dairy on a daily basis. I now consume approximately 60% raw vegan foods, 30% cooked vegetarian foods, and 10% meat. Give or take. I have energy throughout the day from 4am to 9pm everyday. This, despite the fact that I don't drink coffee and work out 5-6 days a week. Oh, and my lifelong seasonal allergies are now gone. These are recipes I use to maintain my awesome diet.
This is so easy to make, but the most difficult thing is peeling the coconut. There are tools you can purchase to do this, but I don't have any. The first thing I did was drain the coconut by puncturing two of the three holes and save the water for later. I use coconut water for consumption prior to and after any long workouts. Break the coconut and peel. Dry the coconut "meat" in a dehydrator for at least 12 hours. Shred the coconut. I put two cups of shredded coconut into a bowl with 4 cups hot water. Let sit for 2-3 hours. Pour the water and coconut into a blender. Blend. Strain, if desired. I like the coconut milk as is, but you can add vanilla, sweetener, cinnamon, whatever you like for flavor.