Lottafrutta is a traditional Mexican frutería, located on a high-traffic corner of Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. Myrna Perez, Lottafrutta’s founder and owner, opened the first of three Lottafrutta locations in 2009, and is poised to expand her fruit-based empire in the coming months. Along with her skilled staff, each decked out in “fruitologists” scrubs, Myrna has created a sanctuary for fruit lovers, whether you’re a tropical fruit novice or an extra from Fruit Hunters.
The Lottafrutta’s fruit cup menu is the first clue to how Myrna fuels her highly intense work-outs. Of the five complex fruit cups offered, the Limonatta is a clear stand-out, and with good reason; it was the Limonatta that started Lottafrutta.
“Everything included in the Limonatta is there for a reason; each fruit has a beneficial property that’s perfect for supporting a workout.”
With its seven fruits, raw cut coconut and guajillo chili, the cup is an energizing, flavorful, nutrient-dense experience, reminiscent of Myrna’s sensory memories of home: sweet, salty, sour and spicy. “It reminds me of home and family, which both equate to LOVE. I can’t live without either.”
THE LIMONATTA: Myrna’s go-to fruit cup for pre and post workout
Eating fruit 30 – 60 minutes before your workout replaces and maintains glycogen levels that rebuild damaged muscle.
Rich in phyto-nutrients, minerals, and vitamin B, vitamin C.
Rich in triglycerides and complex fatty acids with antibacterial, antiviral and antiprotozoal properties.
Potassium. Vitamin B6 and C.
Antioxidants Vitamin A and C.
Antioxidants Vitamin A and C. Vitamins E and B6.
Antioxidants Vitamin A and C. Vitamin B6. Lycopene and amino acids.
Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Stimulating and anti-inflammatory capsaicin.