/Cherimoya bliss

The sweet and delicious fruit called Cherimoya also known as Custard Apple is native to South America.

The inside of this yummy fruit is white, juicy and creamy with a custard-like texture. It tastes like a combination of banana, pineapple and strawberry, convinced to try it yet?!

Be careful not to eat the skin and the black seeds though because they are toxic.

Cherimoyas are like avocados in that they will ripen at room temperature right on your kitchen counter. If ripe, they will give to slight pressure.

Served raw, they are wonderful for breakfast. Simply cut them in half and scoop out the flesh, picking out the seeds.

I love to blend them with a banana, fresh pineapple and vanilla for an amazing tropical fusion experience!

/ Fresh fig mandala

Autumn gave me a lot of fresh figs this year! They remind me of my childhood and my mother’s country Syria, which is unfortunately going through a rough and challenging phase… But I have faith in life and in human beings and somehow I know that the light will always reach the darkest corners.

Fresh figs for me are a subtle blend of soft sweetness that amazes my taste buds each time i bite into them.

I love the combination of figs and apples. When I top it all with a simple banana cream, it’s amazing!

What a beautiful and healthy way to start your day.

❊ Grate 2 medium apples ( I love the slightly sour ones) and put in a bowl;

❊ Use your blender to mix two ripe bananas with a tablespoon white almond butter or sesame butter (tahini) with a pinch of vanilla. Pour the banana cream over your grated apples;

❊ Gently rinse your fresh figs and cut into small pieces. Lay them meditatively on top of the apple-banana mix and create a small mandala in your bowl!