I always say fruit is nature’s candy. There’s no need to eat a bunch of refined sugar when you have plenty of natural and wholesome sweet treats to indulge in. Some of you may still be coming down off of an Easter sugar high this week, and that’s totally okay! But it’s time to get back on track, and eating fruit is a great way to get your palette accustomed to whole foods again.
Even when eating fruit, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. There are times when I myself have to go back and make sure I’m eating a variety of fruits to ensure adequate vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant consumption. Fruit salad is one of the best ways to incorporate many of the sweet and delectable fruits that are in season this time of year. That’s why I’ve taken the time to provide some awesome fruit salad recipes you can enjoy any time of day. Whether you’re rushed for breakfast in the morning or need a snack during the day for a boost of energy, these innovative fruit salad recipes will have you feeling satiated and healthy.
13 Easy and Healthy Fruit Salad Recipes
Fruit salad recipes don’t need to be boring and use the same fruits over and over again. Try any of these fruit salad recipes for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert!
- Mix 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 2 tablespoons raw walnuts, and 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs for a omega-3 rich take on dessert.
- Get your fiesta on with 1/2 cup mango cubes, 1/2 cup pineapple chunks, 1/4 cup raw grated carrots, 2 tablespoons raw goji berries, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
- Celebrate summer with 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup blackberries, and 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries. Add a dollop of home made whipped cream for an extra treat.
- Roll 1 cup of fresh cherries in 2 tablespoons of raw oats. Top with 1 tablespoon raw shredded coconut for a refreshing fruit salad with a hint of texture.
- Chop 1 fuji apple and toss with 1/4 cup grated carrots, 2 tablespoons raisins, 2 tablespoons sliced almonds and a squeeze of fresh lemon.
- Go tropical with 1 cup chopped papaya, 1 cup cubed dragon fruit, 1/4 cup of fresh blueberries, and a hint of fresh orange juice.
- Combine one sliced banana with 1 cups sliced strawberries and 2 tablespoons of raw cashews for a deconstructed strawberry, banana, cashew butter smoothie.
- Dice one Bartlett pear and mix with 1 tablespoon raw pecans. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Gorgonzola cheese for a play on sweet and savory.
- Mix 1 cup of cantaloupe with 1/2 cup of frozen blackberries that have slightly thawed. The extra juice will make an extremely flavorful sauce for a super scrumptious fruit salad recipe.
- Mix 1 cup of strawberries, 1/2 cup of red or green seedless grapes, and 1/2 cup of blueberries for a fruit salad that’s in season year round.
- Chop one peach and mix with 1/2 cup fresh raspberries. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chopped raw hazelnuts and a sprinkling of cinnamon to bring out the flavor of the ripe and juicy peaches.
- Peel 1 navel orange, leaving some of the pith on the fruit for added fiber. Combine with 2 tablespoons dried cranberries and 2 tablespoons of shelled pistachios for a colorful and appetizing play on a citrus fruit salad.
- Cut up 1 cup of fresh watermelon junks and mix with 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of of fresh or dried mint and a sprinkling of Feta cheese for a sweeter rendition of a shepherd’s salad.
Other Tips for Fruit Salad Recipes
- Make it ahead of time! No one has time in the morning to chop fruits, nuts, and other fun ingredients. Double or even triple any of these fruit salad recipes to have fruit salad for the whole week!
- Add citrus to prolong your fruit salad’s life span. Fruit salad will go bad over time, but adding a little citrus like some lemon or lime juice will help keep it fresher longer. It also adds a tart and flavorful note!
- Buy fruit’s that are in season. Not only will they taste better, but they’ll cost less. Find out which fruits are in season here.
What are some of your fruit salad recipes? Comment below and let WTAF know!