While you might be tempted to reach for a bar of chocolate, there’s actually a much better way to get your sweet fix. The humble fruit salad is healthy, easy to make and brings plenty of vibrant colour to the table. You won’t be able to resist when a generous serving of fruit salad comes your way.
Fruit salads are a great idea for the whole family because…
Did you know that we should each be eating at least 400g of fruit everyday? The great thing about fruit salad is that it makes hitting those all important numbers a breeze. You’ll also feel great about yourself thanks to a range of health benefits that come from increased vitamins and antioxidants. Regular intake of fruit is great for maintaining optimal blood pressure and will reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke too. Get your health in check by tucking into some fresh fruit salad and you’ll be better for it.
Some more health benefits can be put down to the following:
- High in vitamin C
- Low in fat, sodium and calories
- High in essential nutrients such as potassium, dietary fiber and folate
They’re fun and easy to make!
Let’s face it, everyone is looking to shake things up in the kitchen these days and fruit salads are perfect for doing exactly that. You can do just about anything that you want by using vibrant ingredients such as banana, apple, pear, watermelon, cantelope, orange, grapefruit, berries and more. The options are endless and you can keep changing your combinations every day.
It’s hard to go wrong with a fruit salad. Impress your guests and rest assured that everyone will be able to find a delicious piece of fruit that speaks to their tastes. The good thing about a fruit salad is that there are so many ways to have fun. Serve as is, drizzle with a delectable syrup or sprinkle with something nutty to really bring things to life.
How to make a healthy fruit salad – our honey, lime and rainbow offering
This recipe is one of our favourites and we know that you will love it too. It boasts a sweet and bright honey lime dressing plus a medley of vibrant fruits that never fail to draw the eye.
- Red grapes
- Mandarin oranges
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- Half a lime
- ½ cup of almond flakes
To start, chop all of the fruit into small pieces and combine in a large bowl.
In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk the honey, lime juice and lime zest to create the dressing.
Then, toss the dressing over the chopped fruit and sprinkle with a handful of flaked almonds. That’s how easy it is to make this healthy fruit salad recipe!