I really enjoyed the "chai chia pudding" I wrote about here. The flavor was wonderful and the texture was quite similar to eating dragon fruit! It took me a while to figure out what the texture was reminding me of!
And speaking of dragon fruit...we bought one at our favorite Asian Market two weekends ago and I divided some seeds in three pots - and now I have several baby dragon fruit plants! I'm so excited! I've already decided to put 5' posts in the ground to train them on when they've grown up enough to transplant. This is how they're grown for mass production.
|Stock Photo from the Interwebs|
I've been enjoying my nutri-bullet, making all sorts of concoctions.
Tonight's experiment was a peanut butter smoothie - 1 cup of almond milk, 3 Tbls PB2 (powdered peanut butter), 1 Tbls Cocoa powder, 1/2 a frozen banana. It was pretty darn good. The powered peanut butter is less fattening, but not as peanut buttery. But definitely drinkable. I'll add 1/4 cup oatmeal for a breakfast drink tomorrow.
Check out this gigantic papaya from my second tree:
Holy Moly! I cut it up tonight to put it in the freezer for smoothies - I got two quart bags chuck full of fruit from this baby! Twice as much as the fruit off my other tree.
Freezing fruit is nice because I don't have to use ice when making smoothies. I don't want to kill my new nutri-bullet machine by adding ice. And I've been happy with how things are turning out so far.
My favorite is still my Green Smoothie - 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 orange, 1 banana, 8 pineapple chunks and two handfuls of spinach. It's pretty marvelous.
I'm also a fan of 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 cup mango, 1 cup papaya, about 8 pineapple chunks and two handfuls of spinach. Also pretty darn good!
I'll be posting some exciting developments on the stick pile soon...!!!