How can you go wrong with fruit?
Unless it’s old and mealy…
I’ve been all about fruit this week. Mom and I went to the Buford Highway Farmer’s Market last weekend. This epic food market just keeps going – we spent nearly 4 hours there! It was filled with foods I’ve never even imagined before.
Like egg fruit (also known as canistel):
This delicious fruit has the consistency of a hard-boiled egg yolk… sounds strange but I SWEAR it’s fantastic. It’s taste is sweet with a vanilla-like.
The inside reminds me of an avocado with its large seed:
After some reasearch I learned that you can use it wherever you’d use a winter squash or pumpkin, and that it makes a tasty milkshake (no word on whether it brings all the boys to the yard).
Naturally, I created a protein-rich midnight snack. This was made much like my Blueberry Cheesecake Fluff. If you can’t find egg fruit, this would also be good with pumpkin or butternut squash. This is one thick, creamy vanilla pudding.
Egg Fruit Cheesecake Pudding
- 1/2 C egg fruit
- 1/2 C no salt cottage cheese
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 tsp butter extract
- 1/4 C unsweetened almond milk
Put ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
Top with your favorites – I made a coconut fluff from equal parts coconut flour mixed with almond milk and sprinkled cacao nibs on top.
No access to egg fruit? I have another fruity creation!
For lunch this week I took my no salt turkey deli meat and made a fruity salad with it. Mixing it up with Greek yogurt added a terrific tangy creaminess. This was strangely complimented by a “sweeter” combo of blueberries, cardamom, and nutmeg.
Nuts and Berries Turkey Salad
- 3 oz no-salt deli turkey, shredded
- 2 T Greek yogurt
- 1 T coconut vinegar (any white vinegar would work here)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 C berries
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