This week we celebrated Vishu, our new year. Vishu is also our spring celebration in a way, with Konnapoo (yellow flowers - cassia fistula) blooming just for this season. It is also a celebration of tropical fruits like jackfruit and mango. Every Vishu we really miss jackfruit since we hardly find it here. This time we were lucky to find some in our Indian grocery store and we got home a big handsome jackfruit :-). After the hectic work of cutting it open, peeling the jackfruit arils off, and separating the seeds, we enjoyed about half of it just like that. With the remaining fruit, we are exploring other different ways to enjoy them. And why not, as jackfruit is very high in Vitamin C, rich in dietary fiber and a good source of potassium, magnesium and iron. In addition, Jack fruit is excellent for your gut and has very good gut cleansing properties. This is a smoothie with jackfruit and mango which are both in season now. So here is something refreshing and healthy for a reinvented 'Vishu-kalam' (Vishu season), enjoy !!
- Jackfruit arils - seeds removed and trimmed - 1 cup
- Mango - peeled and diced - 1 cup
- Banana - 1
- Coconut milk - 1 cup *
- Blend everything together until creamy and smooth.
- This makes 2 large breakfast smoothies.