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Summer Fruit Salad

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This summer fruit salad is a delicious healthy treat that’s perfect for the warm weather! Containing an array of different fruits, you’re free to personalise it with your own favourite fruits! Of course, the only ingredient is fruit, so it’s suitable for everyone!

Part of the picnic: 
For Summer, I’ll be posting recipes that are perfect for a healthy picnic!

Summer Fruit Salad #healthy #summer #salad #fruit #vegan #vegetarian #picnic

Ahh, the sun is shining, and the sky is a rich blue with a few white fluffy clouds. Scattered around the garden, colourful flowers are in full bloom. Birds chirp and tweet from the treetops while we inhale the gentle Summer air.
Sat on the green carpet of grass in a floral dress, I took a mouthful of the sweet fresh fruit. A perfect balance of tart, sweet and refreshing.

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Being British, a traditional picnic in the sun (with a calm breeze) is the epitome of a glorious Summer’s day. It encompasses all the connotations of the season –

  • warm weather
  • freshly-cut grass
  • family
  • picnics
  • food – salads, sandwiches, carrot sticks, pineapple & cheese, apple crumble etc.

So this summer fruit salad certainly fits nicely into that setting!

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First, we start of with a base: fruit juice. We all know that we shouldn’t count juice as an equivalent to actual fruit, as it is stripped of the fibre and most of the nutrients. It’s also high in sugar – natural sugars, mind, but sugar nonetheless.

Summer Fruit Salad #healthy #summer #salad #fruit #vegan #vegetarian #picnic

So for this, we’re only using half a cup, which is a serving for 1 person anyway. Diluted with some water to make it go further, we’ve got our base for the fruit salad…

Summer Fruit Salad #healthy #summer #salad #fruit #vegan #vegetarian #picnic

Now, I used mango, apple, pear, melon, grapes and banana. But of course, feel free to use any selection of fruit you like! For example, I don’t like oranges so I didn’t add orange slices to mine. My mum doesn’t like the difference in texture with the banana slices, so if you’re the same, just leave the banana out.

Summer Fruit Salad #healthy #summer #salad #fruit #vegan #vegetarian #picnic
I loved the combination I used, but go ahead and have an experiment to see which combination fruits you like best!

Summer Fruit Salad #healthy #summer #salad #fruit #vegan #vegetarian #picnic

Grab a bowl and your fruit of choice, groove along in the kitchen to Mr. Blue Sky and get chopping! (just mind your fingers if you’re dancing too!😉)

Summer Fruit Salad #healthy #summer #salad #fruit #vegan #vegetarian #picnic

Summer Fruit Salad

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-8 portions

Serving Size: 1/2 cup - 1 cup

This summer fruit salad is a delicious healthy treat that's perfect for the warm weather! Containing an array of different fruits, you're free to personalise it with your own favourite fruits! Of course, the only ingredient is fruit, so it's suitable for everyone!

Ingredients

  • •1/2 cup orange juice*
  • •2 cups (cold) water
  • •1 mango
  • •1 apple
  • •2 small pears (or 1 large)
  • •1/2 a melon
  • •25 grapes (I used half green, half red)
  • •1 banana
  • •Other fruit of choice: strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, oranges etc.

Instructions

  1. Pour half a cup of orange juice and 2 cups of cold water into a large bowl.
  2. On a chopping board, cut the mango into small pieces and add to the bowl.
  3. Dice the apple, pears and melon. Add to the bowl and mix with a large spoon.
  4. Slice the grapes in half, chop the banana, and add to the bowl. Stir to distribute the fruit evenly.
  5. Serve! (Cover the bowl in cling-film and store in fridge for up to 2 more days).

Notes

*I juiced 3 satsumas for this. You could juice some oranges, or just use store-bought orange juice (not-from-concentrate!). OR use apple juice, OR another fruit juice of choice.

http://KatrinasCleanCooking.com/healthy-eating/summer-fruit-salad/

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply

    Elianna

    June 13, 2017

    Very nice, it was lovely on a Summer’s day!

    • Reply

      Katie

      June 14, 2017

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I agree, it certainly is particularly refreshing on a hot day!

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