It’s summer! Do you ever get tired of the same old foods? Let’s put a bit more joy into our abstinent food plans! How about some dragonfruit? Have you ever tried this? It is a large, strangely shaped red fruit with sweet flavored pulp. Here are pictures.
Here is a professional view:
And this is what it looks like in my kitchen:
Dragonfruits are rich in vitamins and minerals, and they are a good source of fiber, protein and essential omega fatty acids. It has three different antioxidants and it is an anti-inflammatory. They contain a surprising number of phytonutrients, and it is unusual because it is also a source of other nutrients like calcium, iron, and phosphorus. Other known benefits of dragon fruit include boosting the immune system, promoting quicker recovery from wounds and bruises, and reducing the risk for respiratory problems.
Just slice it up, scoop out the interior with a spoon, and enjoy it as it is. You weigh and measure it like any other fruit. The fruit is soft and juicy, and what looks like seeds are not hard or crunchy. In a word, it is delicious.
Why am I devoting all this space to one weird fruit? Because I want you to consider three things as you follow your abstinent food plan: enjoying the foods you eat safely, adding variety, and enjoying the foods that God and Mother Nature planned for us.
I will say this many times in the coming weeks, “food is the most intimate experience we have in our lives: more intimate than sex or having a baby – because the food we eat literally BECOMES the cells of our bodies”. What you ate for dinner last night now has the opportunity to become your eyes, your lungs, your liver, and your heart. I want to talk more in this blog about giving your body the foods it needs to be really, really healthy and strong.
Please let me know what you think of this; share it with anyone you like, please, please comment, and have a lovely week.
Blessings to you,
p.s. – Please let me know if you have tried dragonfruit and how you liked it.
p.p.s – July 20 is the Third Saturday Support Group, and we are going to talk about the process of recovery with one of our friends in recovery.