Tuesday, March 27, 2012

5 Ways: Fruit Salad

Its been a little while since I've written a 5 ways. I just realized that its been a while since I've cooked/prepared much of anything. Since I decided to increase the amount of raw food I'm eating, and Lisa has been preparing my food, I haven't really needed to prepare much. The one thing that I have been making though is fruit salad.

I always remember having fruit salad around when we were growing up. It's actually a brilliantly simple way to get kids to eat more fruit. Cut it up! And it doesn't just work on kids it works on adults too. If you don't believe me, put a bowl of whole fruit on your kitchen table/counter and right next to it put a bowl of fruit salad. Just watch and see which one gets eaten out of. It's quite amazing actually.

This morning I made a salad with pineapple, mango, banana, and fresh orange juice. It was delicious! Here's another great thing about fruit salad. You can make a huge batch and divie it up into Tupperware so you can bring it with you to work. Each of the fruit salads below make's 4 good sized servings.

  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 mango
  • 4 bananas
  • juice of 1 orange

  • 1 pkt blueberries
  • 1 pkt black berries
  • 1 pkt strawberries
  • 1 pkt raspberries
  • 4 bananas

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 grapefruit
  • 1 pineapple
  • optional: shredded coconut 

  • 8 kiwi
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • 1 pkt blueberries

  • 1 cantaloupe melon
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • mint leaves, chopped

You can add in toppings too like sliced almonds, toasted oats, shredded coconut, fresh herbs, or chia seeds. Just make it as easy as possible to get the fruit into your mouth. Your body will thank you. Fruit salad is a great way to start the morning because it is super light yet filling, full of fiber, and highly nutritious.

What are your favorite fruit salad combos?

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