Fruit King

Today was Fruit King day! For those of you who don’t already know, The Fruit King is like a giant garage sale for fruits and veggies!! If you live in Corpus Christi consider making a trip here part of your regular week’s schedule…seriously! We’ve found that it can be hit or miss…as JR would say, “It’s either a grand slam or a strike-out!” I’ve had WAY more grand slams than strike-outs, for sure….and I’ve decided that it’s totally worth the trip to find out since the prices are INSANE! Check out some of the awesome deals we found today in the photos!

I thought it was high time to introduce Rebekah, my sister (whose living with us here in Corpus now…whoo-hoo!), to the Fruit King…needless to say, she was blown away.  In her words, “It was like finding out a secret!”  We each came home with a ton of awesomeness for a fraction of what we would’ve spent at HEB…don’t worry, HEB, I still love you too! To sum it up: 2 cucumbers, 4 apples, 2 red onions, 3 white onions, 2 yellow onions, 2 red bell peppers, 4 jalapenos, 2 grapefruit, 2 oranges, 5 garlic, 5 lbs of bananas, 2 giant bags of giant carrots (I’ve seriously never seen carrots this big!), 1 bag of green beens, 1 bag of spinach, 5 little avocados, 5 containers of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, and 2 lbs of tomatoes ALL for a measly $19.70!!!! 

This wasn’t supposed to be an advertisement, but it turned into one, so what the heck….Visit any one of three Fruit King locations..4702 Ayers Street, 3401 Morgan Avenue, or 1607 Morgan Avenue to find the pot ‘o gold!!!

P.S. I didn’t know there were 3 locations til just now!! Could my life get any better?!

Day 2…..

I was hungry ALL day!! Jr was too! I don’t know how much of this is mental, but I felt like I was never full no matter how many nuts, raisins, and fruit I ate!! Well, the good thing is, we’re shrinking our stomachs and getting a ton of nutrients all at the same time…it’s pretty much awesome!

Here’s what we ate today:

We each 1 banana before our 10 mile bike ride (beautiful morning + amazingly handsome tandem pilot = the best form of exercise EVER…almost;)

Breakfast- green smoothie (1 banana, 1 pear, 2 handfuls of frozen peaches, 1 handful of collard greens, 2 handfuls of spinach, hemp protein, ground flaxseed, almond milk, and water!)

Snacking included: Cashews, prunes, raisins, an orange, and, not to mention, tons of water!!

Lunch- Giant green salad (spring greens, red bell pepper, green onion, sunflower seeds, cherry tomatoes, red onion, fresh garlic, kale, green beans, cucumber, salt, pepper, lemon juice, ev olive oil, and apple cider vinegar….phew!!!)

Dinner- Jimaca Rice ( blended jimaca root, red and green bell peppers, cilantro, lemon juice, sea salt & pepper, sunflower seeds, and chopped shallots….with a side of delicious broccoli)

Dessert (that’s right, we’re going all out!)- cashew cream with chocolate sauce and strawberries! Amazing!!