Friday, May 28, 2010

Sweet Tooth: Jackfruit Shake

Happy Friday All! I hope you had a marvelous week! Any big plans for the weekend?

Today I've got a fun shake to share, featuring a fruit you've heard me talk about before: jackfruit (ice cream, and pudding)!

Jackfruit Shake

This drink is frosty and sweet - perfect on a hot summer's day. Taste the soak liquid on it's own, it's insanely yummy! I've also tried it as a green smoothie by adding a huge handful of spinach. Yum!


1/2 cup soaked, dried jackfruit
(soak it in water for 6-12 hours)
3/4 cup soak liquid*
1/2 large frozen banana
1/3 cup diced frozen mango
1/2-1 cup ice cubes
Stevia, to taste (if needed)

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Flash back... a bit of chocolate and mint in this tart from a dessert post last August

Mint Chocolate Tart

1 cup almonds, ground
3/4 cup pitted, packed dates
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup cacao nibs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a food processor, mix ingredients into a moist dough that presses together easily. Add 1-2 teaspoons water if needed.
Press the mixture into a 6" tart pan. Set aside.

2 1/2 cups cashews
1 cup lightly packed mint leaves
1 cup water
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons agave
5-8 drops mint essential oil, or to taste
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of Himalayan salt
3 tablespoons cacao butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil

In a blender, combine all but the butter and oil until smooth and creamy. 
Start with less mint essential oil, as it is very strong! 
Now add the last 2 ingredients and blend to incorporate. 
Taste the mixture - add more mint oil if needed (or mint leaves).

Note: You can sub mint extract for the mint oil if necessary.

Have a fabulous weekend! I hope it's hot and sunny wherever you may be :)


Lovingraw said...

Help, Courtney, where is our jackfruit?

Nelly said...


have a beautiful weekend my friend!


Pam said...

The pie looks delish! Never had jackfruit yet! Have a fun weekend!

Rick said...

heather, thanks for this!

im about to order some jackfruit from Glaser so i can make this!

Annie D. said...

OOMMMGGG! That looks YUMMY! I've heard OF the Jackfruit but I have never ever tried it!! I know that it's a member of the cactus family... and it's in a Disney ride at Epcot. :o) That's where my knowledge stops hehehe.

Natalie said...

Your recipe looks incredible! Do you ever use raw honey in any of your desserts?

Thanks, Natalie

Lauren said...

Never had a jackfruit! That smoothie looks yummy! Love that pie too! mmm! Have a great weekend!

misslycia said...

Oh my, that mint chocolate cake looks amazing.

Question: where do you get jackfruit? My husband has been wanting to try this for a while.

VeganLisa said...

I have frozen jackfruit - could I use that somehow?

Ilana said...

I love jackfruit!! I'm gonna have to pick some up! Thanks for the reminder.

Ilana said...

I love jackfruit!! I'm gonna have to pick some up! Thanks for the reminder.

Pure2Raw Twins said...

Mint tart looks heavenly! We love mint and chocolate!!! Never had jackfruit, guess we are going to have to try one day. Looks good

Marlie Centawer said...

I still need to try some jackfruit! Looks great girl :)

Camille (Raw Candy) said...

I'm also in the never-tried-jackfruit boat. Must get some soon!

bitt of raw said...

love chocolate and mint--mmm! i would also know where you get the jackfruit. i looked at the asian market--none there.

kelli said...

yum! both look so pretty and delicious! thanks for sharing the recipes - i'd love to try both, when my mint plant grows and when i can find some jackfruit!=)

have a super weekend sweetie!=)

Jackie (Peaces of Earth) said...

At the farmer's market by me there's a couple that sells all sorts of raw goodies and superfoods. They have jackfruit and I sampled it once. It is SO good!! I will have to try that smoothie. :)

Heather Pace said...

For those of us who don't have access to fresh jackfruit (ive only had it fresh in Australia), you can find the dried stuff from vivapura (they should start paying me for all this advertising, dontchya think? :)

Pam said...

Let's swarm Vivapure with emails so that Heathy can get on their PR payroll!....he he!

Have a great day, girlie!

Nikki said...

Mmmm, I can hardly wait to try some jackfruit. Like Bitt already said, I haven't had any luck finding it in Seattle. Hopefully I can travel to a warm place soon and have some :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

oh it's defi hot and sunny here...about 105F!

have a super weekend and i would love to come over and have a jackfruit juice with you!


Girl on Raw said...

I just made a similar shake this morning. So refreshing and yum especially in the heat! Oh and your pie combines my two favourite flavours. YUM!

The Raw Butterfly said...

Your posts are always so drool worthy! xxxx

Mel said...

Hum, I wondered if this would work for dried durian. It's worth a try :D

Sarah said...

I really want to try jackfruit. Where do you buy it? The mint dessert looks great. I posted today about your mango tart that I made... It was really good. I used apricots because I didn't have raspberries, I'll try it with the raspberries next time.

Morgan said...

Heather! I love your recipes and your stories...I've been dying to make something with the fresh mint in my garden and this might it!

However, even before you posted this, I had been thinking it might be fun to make a raw version of the popular "Ovation" mint stick. Do you know what that is?

This recipe seems like a bit of overkill for something that is going to be just a tiny little stick. Do you have any suggestions for what I could use to create that? Specifically the minty middle part. I'd love to hear your ideas. Thanks!

Heather Pace said...

Morgan - yes I do! I used to love those! Sounds like a challenge... let's see what I can come up with!

Michy Lou said...

I can already tell this is gonna be delicious

Morgan said...

Great news! I can't wait :o)

Courtney Pool said...

It's true! Where IS it inDEED?! I must bring more for you!

Hey Heathy, you may want to specify that you soak the dried jackfruit so people don't soak fresh jackfruit if they have it.

The recipe looks amaaaaaazingg!!!

Robert said...

Everything looks so amazing! I especially want to try the Jackfruit shake!
I read that they taste like juicy fruit gum. said...

How much fruit would you use if using fresh instead of dry?

Anonymous said...

My neighbor gifted me two jackfruit so we are having smoothies like crazy. Today was good - a fistful of jackfruit, papaya, a bit of watermelon that needed to get eaten, coconut milk, yakult for the pro-biotic, and some cinnamon. Oooooh. It was so nice. And it kept us happy for hours. Thanks for all your great ideas.