Welcome to another Fruity Friday Adventure!
When I first saw saw this fruit I was instantly intrigued – it’s a Pawpaw fruit.
Now a Pawpaw or as I’ve seen it referred to as “the poor man’s banana” is a funny little fruit. And honestly from the pictures above not too appealing to the eye.
But you know me, it sounded exotic so therefore I needed to give it a whirl on the old the ole taste buds train.
According to Wikipedia this fruit is actually native to North America. Not so exotic after all. Hmphh!
Another fun fact: It is said to almost ripen to the point of fermentation soon after picking this fruit.
Now how does one eat it you ask?
Start by cutting it in half.
Then take a spoon and scoop out the insides.
Be careful of the small seeds. I took a big bite and was surprised that there were several of those little seeds hiding in the fruit.
The Pawpaw had a similar texture to eating a mango. Kind of squishy and slimy. The flavor was also similar to the mango, but a little bit more blah…It was hard to distinguish an exact flavor.
Would I eat a paw paw again? Well you’d think a fruit with a double name would be doubly as awesome but I would have to say NEGATIVO on that. I would be okay without ever eating this fruit again.
I’m not into blah-like fruits. And was it cute? No. No it wasn’t. So it get’s a double no from me.
Have you ever eaten a Pawpaw? What is your impression of it?
In fitness related news…
I hit up another sweet sesh of J. Alabama’s Body Boot camp last night. LOL, the name keeps getting longer as the workouts get harder and harder (just like my abs!)
Seriously though, he is being so patient with me and supportive as I am learning the ins and outs of weight training.
And he never leaves the gym without me doing an intense ab workout. That was ALWAYS the first thing for me to “run out of time for”. Weird that I was complaining about my squishy body the other day.
So there you have it.
In one week’s time I have participated in the following fitness activities:
- 2 J. Alabama Boot camp sessions (weight training)
- 2 miles ran
- 1 personal training session (circuit training)
- 1 Fight fit class (Cardio contact kickboxing class)
I have one more fight fit class on the books tonight and will be attempting a REAL run with friends tomorrow morning!
No wonder I felt EXTREMELY exhausted all week.
I guess the November 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Challenge really sparked something in me.
What sparks your motivation in fitness? A race, a particular goal or event, a clothing item???