Local and Seasonal: Cherimoya Smoothies

I’d always been afraid to buy a cherimoya, until I learned of the plant’s disarming nickname: “the ice cream fruit.” (I love ice cream!) Oh sure, its chartreuse color, whopping size, and close resemblance to a prehistoric cactus had intrigued me, but for a long while I lacked the courage to taste one.

Newly convinced that there must be something exciting going on below the ice cream fruit’s scaly skin, I bought one at the farmers’ market, sliced into it, and found exquisitely perfumed pulp. Depending on the variety of cherimoya, the creamy interior can smell like any combination of banana, pineapple, mango, papaya, peach, and raspberry. At full ripeness, this custard-like ivory flesh is soft enough to eat with a spoon.

Read more about this rare fruit and see the recipe here.


Growing My Own Cherimoya!

I was able to germinate some REALLY cool things this winter, but this by far is my greatest JOY to date. I was able to start three cherimoya trees from store bought fruit.

Thought I almost lost one; at one point one of the seed heads broke off before it could completely emerge from the hard shell. I was devastated, but thankfully didn’t uproot it. Astonishingly, after 1 month, from the tip of the break, the steam actually started pushing out leaves!

Mark Twain proclaimed this to be the most delicious fruit known to men. Fingers crossed and hope they survive. If any one has any growing tips, please do tell. I know nothing about growing this fruit.

“Cherymoya, or custard apple, is a deciduous plant found in the high lying mountainous areas of South America. The fruit is vaguely round and is found with 3 types of skin – Impressa (indented), Tuberculate (covered in nodules) or intermediate (a combination of the first two). The flesh inside the skin is very fragrant, white, juicy and has a custard like consistency. It is said that the fruit tastes like a combination of banana, passion fruit, papaya and pineapple. Mark Twain said in 1866 “ the most delicious fruit known to men, cherimoya”” More Exotic Fruits

and they sell it at whole foods :)

Having these amazing cherimoyas for breakfast. Don’t know how many I’ll have, because I have never had the luxury of a cherimoya monomeal before. But today is the day✨✨My new favorite fruit😍So sad that the season is almost over. Yesterday was leg day and I can barely walk today. It’s amazing what 30 minutes of intense physical activity can do. Through exercising I am learning more and more about dedication. If you don’t give a work out everything you have, if you do it half hearted, it just doesn’t feel as good(like everything else in life). Like yesterday when I did a round of burpees and half way through my head said stop, but I kept going and the endorphins kicked in. I felt so HAPPY. I was fully in the moment. Today I am getting my first ever full body measurement. Exciting! By the way I just wanted to let you know that if you have any questions you can always ask me on tumblr. If you don’t have a tumblr you can ask anonymously. I love helping out! You can find the link in my bio💚 #fullyrawmay #healthy #health #vegan #fruit #fruitarian #food #fitfood#fitfam
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