I went to the Asian Market in my area for the first time last week and I found fresh longan berries! During the summer I use Karuna’s Fruity Longan Drink in my homemade Longan Raspberry Peach Popsicles. It’s made a comeback!
I had never had the pleasure of experiencing a fresh one longan berry before. Now that I have, I’m in love with these eyeball looking berries! They are so sweet and have the texture similar to a grape. Just peel and eat around the black seed. I am even more impressed with Karuna’s entire drink line because after tasting a fresh Longan Berry I realize the drink taste exactly like the fruit. This furthers my commitment to this brand. Angela, the founder of Karuna, uses nothing but the highest quality ingredients and is processed in a way where the flavor profile of the ingredient remains intact instead of hidden with a ton of white processed sugar you sometimes find in other fruit juices.
This drink makes a wonderful glaze for the upcoming holidays! The recipe featured below utilizes two of my favorite vegetables; sweet potatoes and carrots. It smells so good coming out the oven so try not to eat it before it cools down This simple dish only requires prepping your vegetables and making a sauce to pour over veggies before you roast them. That’s it! It will take the load off you and become one the quickest dishes you make this holiday season for your family to enjoy.
You can use any kind of root vegetables you desire. Yukon root, parsnips, butternut squash, or even some zucchini (my favorite veggie by the way).
Curved Building Root Vegetables: Root vegetables are the number one source of carbohydrates even more so than grains because they have a higher content of vitamins and minerals and easier to digest. This dish contains up to 42 grams of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are number on to building a curvy figure.
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