If you’re looking for something fun to try this summer, get yourself to the market and cut open a jackfruit. Michelle Dudash, Registered Dietitian, Chef and Creator of the 4Real Food Reboot, shows us how:
1. Jackfruit Smoothie
Sip the true essence of jackfruit in this refreshing smoothie. Almond butter adds creaminess and staying power with protein. Jackfruit is naturally sweet enough that you don’t even need to add sugar or honey.
2. Ricotta-Stuffed Jackfruit
These stuffed jackfruits are sweet and creamy enough to serve as dessert. You can enjoy them right away with a fork-and-knife wrap them individually and freeze, nibbling on them as a frozen treat. Pull them from the freezer a couple of minutes before biting into.
3. Jackfruit BBQ
If you eat mostly vegan or vegetarian find yourself jonesing for the taste of pulled pork, you are in luck. With jackfruit BBQ, you get the sauciness and meatiness you crave but without the saturated fat and cholesterol. Unfortunately, it’s low in protein and iron compared to meat, but high in vitamin C. I enjoy eating eat the shredded fruit inside a 100% whole-grain bun with pickles and coleslaw tucked inside. Or try it inside a lettuce wrap.
To learn more, visit www.michelledudash.com.