Most of us don’t eat passion fruit as a general rule because it’s a weird fruit. It comes up as a juice more frequently than as a whole fruit. As a juice, it’s not healthy. Like all fruit, once you remove the fiber from passion fruit to make juice, the sugar will upset blood sugar levels. However, as whole fruit, it’s high in fiber and nutritious.
One passion fruit has 17 calories, 4.2 grams of carbs and two whole grams of fiber! The passion fruit’s ratio of calories to fiber is outstanding. Passion fruit is also high in vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and antioxidants. We love it. You can eat it raw and by itself — you eat the seeds inside the skin, not the rind. You should and see what you think. It’s sweet and tangy. Some people love it. Some prefer it added to other flavors. Here are some options if you want to enjoy passion fruit as an ingredient!
We all love cheesecake! One of the best things about cheesecake is that it acts as a creamy base for delicious flavors. The tangy taste of passion fruit balances out nicely with the cheesecake’s sweetness and stops it from being cloying. We think it’s fantastic! And, while you do need to let these chill in the fridge for half an hour, the cheesecake only takes 10 minutes to put together! A serving has 213 calories, 6.4 grams of carbs and 2.5 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Loaf cakes are wonderful because they lead themselves to coffee hour as well as dessert. This cake is grain-free, so it’s less likely to spike your blood sugar. It also has a delicious curd topping that makes it sumptuous. The photos with the recipe look like something out of a cookbook! They are gorgeous! We suggest adding the curd to each slice when you cut them to stop the cake from going soggy. A piece has 389 calories, 6.9 grams of carbs and 2.9 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We haven’t made this recipe. But it sounds amazing. It’s described as being close to fudge, and we love fudge. You combine the ingredients until they are incredibly smooth. That means you’ll need a food processor or a very good blender. You don’t want any chunks of rolled oats in the mix. Your teeth should sink right into these balls and leave you thinking you’re eating delicious passion fruit flavored fudge! A serving has 69 calories, 7.7 grams of carbs and 1.9 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Spring has officially sprung, so we wanted to share a popsicle recipe! The coconut milk in the recipe makes them very creamy despite being dairy-free. We love all popsicles — both creamy and icy — but the smooth, silky texture of these is akin to a Fudgsicle, and it really hits the spot! The recipe is a little higher in carbs than the others we’ve shared today, but it’s also pretty low in calories. A popsicle has 133.6 calories, 13.2 grams of carbs and 3.3 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope that one of these recipes inspires you to try passion fruit and find a new favorite recipe!