I sliced it carefully and laid it sideways on the plastic cutting board. I took wedges off the core and peeled the skin off carefully. It was just as I like them, not too ripe and a bit crunchy. They are quite deceptive. They seem very green on the outside, so you’d think they are unripe.
I took a chance today. Squeezed it a little and told myself it doesn’t really matter whether it is soft or unripe, I just needed my daily dose of fruit.
A smoothie would have been refreshing too, but I had that yesterday. So today, I cut it into thin slices, until I got close to the core when I could just have left some juicy bits on it. I always tell myself, what a waste that is. As I am at home today, I can clean the core in my local way, enjoying all the juicy bits.
I enjoy the seasonal fruits and make it a point to have a couple of them daily. On my adventurous days, I create some interesting mixtures of smoothies that sometimes end up sour but other times, quite sweet. The mango I had today was succulent, giving me the much needed vitamins.