Here are all of my favorite fruit recipes. They are incredibly delicious and chocked full of nutrition. The next time you are tempted to reach for that chocolate cake, try one of these recipes. It will not take long to retrain your taste buds toward health.
Super Citrus Salad Dressing
1 cucumber, peeled
1 Tbs. honey
1/2 red pepper
1 cup grapes
sprig of parsley
1 celery stalk
Slice ingredients into bowl except red pepper. Blend avocado with honey, then pour over top and decorate with thin slices of red pepper and a sprig of parsley.
Ten-Minute Fruit Salad
bunch of grapes
2 Tbs. raisins
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice or concentrate
Peel and slice fruit into small pieces. Soak raisins for an hour to soften. Mix well with pineapple or any favorite juice, with a touch of cinnamon.
He Man Belly Buster Dressing
1/4 cup of raisins
shredded fresh coconut
How do you handle a hungry man? Cut fruit into good-sized pieces, except avocado, which is cut in small pieces. Blend banana, orange and raisins until smooth. Mix well with fruit and sprinkle with fresh shredded coconut. You may never eat a steak again!
Ken's Citrus Soup
1/2 celery stalk
Juice half of the orange and grapefruit. Cut other halves into pieces. Add bite-sized pieces of tomato, cucumber, celery. Mix with juice. We cannot remember who Ken is but he certainly left a legacy. Thank you Ken, wherever you are. We hope you don’t mind us stealing your creation.
Melon Magic Dressing
1 mango, blended
2 Tbs. honey
1 cup of seedless grapes
This salad is so colorful you'll feel bad eating it. Highly digestible and delicious. A little melon scoop is great fun, filling your salad bowl with different colored balls. The kids love it. Will satisfy the appetite of a family of four.
1-2 Tbs. maple syrup
Slice a cantaloupe in half with jagged cuts. Fill with grapes, bananas, and strawberries. Add maple syrup on top.
Monkey Around With Bananas
Bananas are filled with potassium which contributes to strong heart and muscles. In the class of soft fruits, they are second highest in mineral content, only to be rivaled by strawberries. They are almost impossible to juice, but are versatile in making varieties of banana shakes, ice cream or smoothies.
Peel ripe bananas, put them in freezer bags and freeze. Banana will freeze in 24 hours. To make a fruit milk shake, without milk, blend chopped frozen bananas, honey, strawberries, blueberries or cantaloupe juice. Frozen banana slices make a great addition to salads.
If you have a Champion Juicer, frozen bananas will make an incredible ice cream. Slice kiwi, strawberries, mangoes and blueberries or any other fruit desired, into dessert bowls or separated cantaloupe or honeydew. Put bananas through a champion juicer, then mix with honey to taste. Pour over fresh fruits. Decorate with kiwi and strawberry.
Dried fruit is better than candy. Figs, dates, raisins, apricots, dried bananas, dried apples are some of the most delicious, nutritious treats. Great for kids’ lunch boxes. Easy to store with a long shelf life. They make a convenient snack for the whole family. A home dehydrator becomes a fun family event. You won't be able to keep your kids away. Young children find it fascinating that you can take freshly-cut fruit, place it in a magic box, and a day later, out pops candy. You can dehydrate any fruit. You can even make home-made fruit leather.
Buying a good dehydrator is important. Look for two features, a fan and vents running on the outside of the dehydrator wall allowing for better circulation.
The Hawaiian Dip
pinch of basil
2 large Tbs. frozen pineapple concentrate
pinch of chives
sea salt (optional)
Blend these ingredients in food processor or blender.
Fun Fruit Dressing
2-3 Tbs. of frozen pineapple concentrate
1/4 cup of water
Blend all ingredients and pour over fruit. If you really want to impress someone who may not be a fruit eater, this is your ticket.
Veggie Salad Delight
1 perfectly ripe avocado
1/2 tsp. honey
1/4 cup water
1 clove garlic
2 tsp. flax oil
1 tsp. dill
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 lemon, juiced
Blend until creamy and let sit in refrigerator for half an hour allowing the flavors to harmonize. Pour over salad and toss well. Love your veggies with the smooth delicious taste of this romantic dressing. Perfect with candlelight and your favorite significant other. Lovingly, dipping your veggies, free from the guilt of toxic, store-bought dressings.
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup frozen orange concentrate
1/4 cup water
1 lemon, juiced
Blend until creamy, chill and pour over salad. A taste that will court your taste buds.
Milk-Free Chocolate Milk
1/2 cup of Sucanat
1 1/2 cups of water
6 ice cubes
The perfect replacement for chocolate milk. It has the texture of a thick cream, and the flavor is indescribably delicious. This is a dairy farmer's worst fears come true. Extremely filling, high in calories, approximately 600 calories! The equivalent to a Big Mac, but much better for you. Great for body building, long distance running or gaining weight. You can also add a banana and cinnamon—or anything else your heart fancies, such as mango, pear or peach. Makes a great fruit dressing.
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