24 Carrots has tasty and healthy summer dishes

Posted at 8:04 AM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 13:42:11-04

With the triple digit heat, we're always in search of light and refreshing summer dishes!

24 Carrots owner Sasha Raj stopped with some delicious and healthy ideas for us - here are some recipes from today's show:

Jalapeño watermelon limeade
6 cups watermelon, cubed and blended
Juice of 4 limes
1 jalapeño, 2-3 pieces, seeded
2 cups water
1/2 cup favorite sweetener (date syrup is fantastic in this recipe, agave or sugar is delicious as well)

Purée together, pour over ice & splash with a little tequila ;)

Pulled jackfruit tacos for taco Tuesday
2 cans raw jackfruit in brine (not the fruit in syrup!), drained & chopped
1 bottle fav BBQ sauce
1/2 cup sliced onion
1/2 cup diced garlic
5 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups water
Soft taco tortillas
Favorite toppings!

Sauté onions, garlic & jackfruit in pan with two tablespoons oil, till lightly browned. Add water & BBQ sauce, simmer for 40 mins, till jackfruit is soft to the fork.  Small with potato masher till  it "pulls" like pork.

***Optional bonus round***
Transfer to a cookie sheet, drizzle with oil & broil on low for 3-4 mins till edges brown and caramelize.

Fill your tacos up with this and all your favorite toppings! Enjoy, no-harm taco Tuesday!

Arizona sunset Smoothie bowl 
1 pack frozen dragon fruit
1 cup frozen mango
2 dates
Pinch cinnamon
Pinch salt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup frozen berries of choice
Unlimited toppings! (Granola, berries, dried nuts, toasted coconut, chia, hemp seeds, chocolate chips!

Blend into a thick frozen smoothies, pour into bowl & top with your favorite toppings!

24 Carrots Natural Café
1701 E Guadalupe Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283