June 25, 2014
Have you seen these little weirdos at the market... they're lychees, they're tropical and they're delicious. Red when first picked, they turn brown after being chilled but that doesn't affect the fruit inside. Lychee contains vitamin C, 72mg per 100g compared to the 53mg in oranges. So roughly 9 lychees is the daily requirement of vitamin C. Use your hands or a small knife to peel back the hard skin and then peel the aromatic fruit inside away from the seed. A perfect snack on the beach or at the cottage. Eat them as is or add them to smoothies, salads and desserts. Cool Lychee Smoothie Makes 2Ls 1 leaf of organic kale 1/2 head organic leaf lettuce 9 lychees, peeled and pitted 4 mint leaves 1/3 organic cucumber 1-1/2 organic apple 2 cups filtered water 1 tray of ice Blend all ingredients except ice until smooth. Add ice, blend again then share with a friend.