Coconut water is a great alternative for fruit juices and sports drinks for kids. The sweet, clear liquid is naturally high in potassium and electrolytes, which the body loses through perspiration. Coconut juice and small young coconuts are now widely available in the US and there’s this amazing new tool by Melissa’s, Young Coconut Punch Tool, that you use to quickly make a hole in a young coconut.
Oh.. in case I forget to mention, young coconuts make for a great art project. Imagine how much fun kids can have by painting their young coconut and then drinking from it once they are done. This just sounds too too good and so eco friendly.