Im on Crack!

25 Aug

With my new lifestyle change I am discovering new things to add to my diet. Now that I have been eating mostly Paleo for 3 months now I have lots of new cravings. I mostly crave fruit and when I’m not craving that I crave vegetables. I try to save money by buying whats in season and right now Mango’s are in season so I bought a couple. Mind you I have no idea what they taste like in the raw and I have never cut one open. I didn’t realize you needed a chainsaw to get one open! I think everywhere I put the knife in I hit something really hard. I thought no wonder people don’t eat them you need a stick of dynamite to get the fruit out.
The next day I consulted my face book friends on a mango eating lesson. My friend Jessica at work was nice enough to give me a personal lesson. She explained where to cut because there is a big pit in the middle. In the end it was much like cutting a avocado. And let me tell you the taste was orgasmic! They are so sweet and the texture is like ice cream but not cold. YUMMY!

I went to the store and bought 2 more tonight and thought I would do a little research on Mango’s. I found a great website “All about Mango’s that has great info and Mango recipes. I also found out that Mango’s are an excellent source of Vitamins A and C, as well as a good source of Potassium and contain beta carotene. Mango’s are high in fiber, but low in calories (approx. 110 per average sized mango), fat (only 1 gram) and sodium. Mango’s are a good staple for your daily diet.
I’m really happy about my Mango discovery! I hope the Mango season lasts a long time. I think I am going to try a Mango recipe.

Happy Eating!!

2 Responses to “Im on Crack!”

  1. moonbeam August 25, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    You are cracking me up!!! Your taste buds have changed, sister. I shared mango with you and my pops about a year ago and you both nearly spit it out!! Glad that you have found the mango-love, it's pretty fantastic.

  2. Paleo Jen August 27, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    Those pictures are making me hungry! I'm gonna go make a mango smoothie!

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