If there is one thing I try to do when it comes to my daily routine, it would be eating balanced meals to work for my body type for someone living the vegetarian lifestyle. When it comes to my food, I always try to make it a point to expand my palette and explore cuisines of different cultures. I first fell in love with papayas when I visited Costa Rica… Tamarindo to be exact. I never tasted mangos until it was introduced to me in San Juan. If I could get my hands on some Dragon Fruit, I’d be on happy camper.
Most of these fruits, anyone can get their hands on by visiting their local farmer’s market, Trader Joe’s (where I usually purchase my organic foods), Whole Foods or Earth Fare. I try to stick with natural and organic foods to avoid GMOs, pesticides and all those nasty little man-made organisms. Before cutting or peeling anything, please remember to wash your hands and fruits thoroughly.
Here’s a quick snack for you that can be shared between two people or saved for the day after. You’ll need:
Papaya half (organic, sliced)
1/2 cup of Blueberries (organic)
One Mango (organic, sliced)
One Banana (organic, sliced)
Chia Seeds (optional)
This will end up making a medium bowl of fruit salad. After cutting, store in the refrigerator covered with Saran Wrap.
*FOR BEST RESULTS, KEEP COOL OR REFRIGERATED. I ALWAYS EAT MY FRUIT SALAD BY THE SECOND DAY BECAUSE THE PAPAYAS AND BANANAS GET SOFT. ALSO, THE PIGMENT OF THE BLUEBERRIES WILL DYE THE FRUITS DEPENDING ON THE LENGTH OF TIME ITS LEFT IN STORAGE.