JACK UP YOUR JUICE
You don’t need protein powder to make the ultimate summer smoothie By Kayleen Schaefer
Fun fact: Jackfruit is the world’s largest treeborne fruit. And with 20 grams of protein per half- half-pound,pound, it’s a great replacement for chalky- chalky-tasting tasting powders. Flavorwise, the jackfruit lives somewhere between mango and banana— meaty but sweet. Plus, it’s packed with metabolism- revving vitamin B and muscle- soothing potassium. New York’s Juice Generation is blending jackfruit with chia seeds, frozen banana, and young Thai coconut water (plus optional agave syrup) in a drink it calls Tropical Jackfruit ($ 10), available in June. Juice Generation founder Eric Helms says, “One of my store managers, from Bangladesh”— Bangladesh”—where where jackfruit is the national fruit—“fruit—“hadhad been asking me for years to use it in our stores. He finally finally brought in a 10- 10-pound pound jackfruit for me to try, and its flavor flavor and consistency blew me away.” <BW> <BW><BW><BW><BW><BW><BW><BW><BW><BW><BW><BW>
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