Mamey Sapote (Zapote) Smoothy recipe:
The Mamey Sapote is indiginous to Mexico, South and Central America, The Carribean, and Southern Florida,USA. It looks like a small football, but when you open it up, it has a beautiful dark brown shiny seed, and reddish-orange flesh. In the Dominican Republic you will usually see the fruit with the spelling of Zapote
When my neighbor gave me one, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to eat it.I remembered not liking the flavor much the first time that I tried it. With my tastebuds, it tasted a little like a mixture between cooked carrots and sweet potato and resembles the texture also. I almost gave it to a friend, BUT WAIT…
It occured to me that just about any fruit tastes most delicous as a smoothy. Lets try it!
You will need:
1 mamey sapote
milk to taste
sugar to taste
1 tbsp vanilla (I prefer white)
1/2 tsp. powdered cinnamon (adjust to taste)
1/2 a blender of ice cubes
Cut your sapote in half, remove the seed, and scoop the fruit out of the skin and put into the blender.Discard skin.
Add enough milk to help the blender move the sapote freely.
Add sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.
While blender is blending, add enough ice to fill blender and blend until smooth.
Prep time: 5 min
Total time: 10 min
Yield: 4-5 (8 servings)
I was right , everything does taste better as a smoothy. I’ve decided I dont like to eat sapote, but I have to say that it’s probably my favorite smoothy so far.