Monica (mom) says:
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
This national holiday in Mexico officially commemorates the anniversary of an early victory by Mexican forces over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It is a day of great celebration there!
Mexico enjoys a sunny climate and we are dying for great weather here in the Northeast, so today I am celebrating with a mid-morning snack of fresh fruit.
Since I only have one arm to work with since my surgery was one week ago, my “honey” (hubby) cut up all of the fruit before he left for his business trip this week. He is a dear!
The STARS of this fruit cup are:
- juicy red watermelon which has excellent levels of vitamins A and C and a good level of B6
- gorgeous green honeydew melon sporting vitamin C and the B vitamins, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, copper and folate
- yummy yellow pineapple, a fruit that contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain that digests food by breaking down protein as well as an excellent source of vitamin C, small amount of vitamin A and rich in B-complex vitamins
- beautiful black and blue berries which contain the absolute BEST source of powerful antioxidants including anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C which improve your health, protect your skin and hair, and prevent certain diseases
Wow! Isn’t this a great snack?
And did I mention I placed all of my delicious fruit in a footed sherbert (sherbet) dessert bowl from the Jeanette Glass Company? It is the “Cubist” design circa 1929-1933 that I purchased from a yard sale! I just love Depression glass and am on the lookout for it all the time!
Have a great day! And eat some power-packed fruit!
© 2014, Monica of glutenfreedoubletalk