For my Central American & Nicaraguan friends:
STAR APPLE SEASON!
Aren't these gorgeous??! Star apples (Chrysophyllum cainito) are related to sapotes and sapodillas. The fruit is round and the size of a regular orange. Depending on the variety, the rind can be green with white pulp, or it can have a purple rind with pulp of the same color. It can be eaten fresh, or it can be used to produce jellies or marmalades. The rind should always be removed as it contains high levels of latex. The inner part of the seed is also edible but I don’t suggest it for smoothies as it’s hard to grind.
Gracious Living Star Apple Smoothie (raw, vegan deliciousness!) 1-2 star fruits (without skin and pits) 1 tbsp tahini (sesame seed butter high in calcium & protein) Handful unsweetened, shredded coconut Raw honey to taste Cinnamon Cardamom 2-3 cups water or unsweetened coconut milk 1 cup ice Blend until creamy and smooth. It will come out a beautiful shade of purple. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Vegan fun!
*For my friends that don’t live in the tropics: TRY BLACKBERRIES or BLUEBERRIES instead. You will get the same colour. (Or just come visit!)
You are what you eat. You are what you think. ~Gracious Living Lifestyle XO