Born and raised in a tropical climate, I naturally gravitate towards fresh and local tropical fruits. The unique flavors of guava, grapefruit, mango & starfruit remind me of a sunkissed childhood spent playing by the seaside. Flavors and scents invoke such strong memories. When I taste these sweet treats of the tropics, I am always left in awe at how majestic nature is — how divine each single raspberry is. Each intricate detail and special flavor woven together to both please our palettes and nourish our bodies. Now that summer is arriving, the fruit harvest is plentiful here in south Florida. Farms and nurseries such as the Fruit and Spice Park are abundant in fresh cacao, durian, pineapple, cherimoya, & avocado. It’s an exciting time of year!
Along with tropical fruit, one of my favorite foods to incorporate into my nourishment program is raw cream (from local grass-fed cows). Learning from the works of Weston A. Price has taught me the value of real milk. Through my personal experience, it has been one of the most deeply transformative foods I’ve ever come across. Today, while busy in the kitchen whipping up treats to take on a vacation to the Keys, I was inspired to create a simple dish using tropical fruit and raw cream. Here’s what I came up with:
- 1 mamey sapote
- 3 cups raw cream (from local grass-fed cows)
- 1 cup wild blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- pinch of sea salt
- vanilla bean
1. Peel mamey and remove pit
2. Add mamey to blender along with the raw cream, blueberries, salt, and vanilla bean seeds (slice open bean to expose seeds, then scrape seeds with a knife)
3. Blend from low to medium for approx 10-15 seconds (careful not to blend too long, as churned cream turns to butter!)
4. Scoop into glass bowl and cool in fridge
This mamey/blueberry custard is simple to make and filled with nutrition to keep you going all day long. Just a few spoonfuls leave you feeling full and satisfied. Hope you have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend! I’ll be laying in a hammock with a tropical fruit drink in hand. 😉
Keep it juicy!