Mamey Fruit

Let me introduce you to a delight called mamey. The market fruit can be found at a local Hispanic supermarket. It is similar in shape and color to a brown coconut but smooth outside. I discovered this beauty yesterday, although I would wager it’s been around before that without my knowledge. Attempt at humor aside, this fruit is nutritious, with lots of fiber and vitamin C, lots of iron, copper, selenium, calcium, potassium and lots of B vitamins and more. Also, it is low fat. Now, what do you do with this thing? You let it get soft like a mango and peel it then. It resembles the texture of a mango but has two smaller thinner seeds in it, but if eaten alone has a very subtle almondy vanilla taste. To be amazed, use this recipe I used last night. In a blender or smoothie maker, combine the following:
1 mamey fruit, peeled and cored and coarsely chopped
2 dashes of salt
5 t. Vanilla extract or imitation vanilla
2 1/2 c. Milk
3-4 T. Sugar (depending how sweet you like things)
About 4 c. Ice
Blend together. Serves 6 8 oz. glasses. Use less milk if you like to chew your shake or more milk if you want to use a straw. 🙂 And enjoy a healthy vanilla shake that makes you feel amazing and energized and in love with life and make fruit. Perfect for a hot summer day. You are welcome.

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