If you are a reader of my blog, you may recall the big news from last week: Moringa got married to a Banana!
They celebrated their wedding party on the tropical beach in Belize, then they consummated the marriage during their unforgettable honeymoon getaway (Moringa was certain to bring along locally sourced, organic honey for the special event – and to spice things up a bit, some cinnamon, too).
Well, folks, we have more exciting news for this week….
Mr. and Mrs. Moringa-Banana are pregnant with twins – baby coconuts!
(awwww, that’s soooo cute!)
We never expected it to happen this soon, … but, well, … that’s life!
Moringa, being the extremely sensitive goddess that she is, cannot help but keep scrupulous records of every event that has transpired since conception.
First, she heard the babies calling to her from the realm of spirit:
“Mom! We’re up here! … We come from a tree!”
Moringa went outside (she lives in the tropics), looked up at the nearest tree, and saw…
Coconuts are not actually nuts; they are the fruit of a tall palm Cocos nucifera with large, spreading fronds.
“Oh, my sweet, little darlings!” she cried out, “How can I get you down from there?”
“Ask Junior!” they replied.
Baby coconuts are very smart, because they are high in saturated fats and therefore nourishing to the entire body, including the brain!
Coconuts are excellent for your health, because they are loaded with many health-enhancing vitamins and minerals. For example, coconuts are loaded with potassium. There are 600 milligrams of potassium in a serving of coconut water, which is 17 percent of the recommended daily amount and more than what’s found in a medium-sized banana.
See, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree in this family! (Daddy is a banana, after all).
Junior, her tall, strapping, native Belizean neighbor, came right over to help Moringa. He was the man who had planted the seed for the moringa tree that now grows in his front yard here in Belize.
Junior got busy right away knocking down the most robust, healthiest-looking baby coconuts for the expectant Momma Moringa. (Daddy Banana was in his office, but since his office is at home, he could look out the window and smile and wave at his wife down below).
Since we are dealing with a goddess, the gestation period is quick and birth is relatively effortless, though there are still some logistics involved. Moringa appointed Junior to be her assistant for the birthing process of the baby coconut twins.
The tops of fresh tender coconuts are usually cut open with a sharp machete to access the goodness inside, which includes both the water and the jelly-like meat.
Junior hacked the tops of the baby coconuts’ heads with a machete (Hey, let’s face it: childbirth isn’t all that pretty!) … Grrr, that’s hard work!
Amniotic fluids (coconut water) spurted out, and their umbilical cords were cut, too. Momma Moringa was hanging in there like a champ!
As a dear friend of the Moringa goddess, I was present for the birth and had the privilege of drinking the fresh coconut water straight from the baby coconuts.
Holding the baby in one hand (the perfect size!), I looked longingly out to sea and made a wish. Sammie the dog joined me.
I took the first sip.
I kept on drinking….
I drank to the last drop.
I was then in an altered state of consciousness where dreams were my only reality.
I had a dream about Moringa and her baby coconuts, and when I woke up, I saw this:
It looked so good, so… I ate it! (Goddess forgive me!)
In case you didn’t know, another health-enhancing product can be derived from this amazing fruit: coconut oil. Watch to find out more!