My children love to have fruit salad as an after school snack. I often serve it to them with organic yogurt, adding a bit of vanilla and agave nectar to the yogurt.
It’s just about fruit season here in Colorado and everything is starting to look luscious. We have strawberries ripening on the plants in the front yard and peaches (still green) on our peach tree in the back. Right now however, even though I’m harvesting mountains of kale and various salad greens from our front and back yard, I am still relegated to purchasing my fruit at the grocery store. We’re not quite there yet. As in, summer.
To make your fruit salad more glamorous, splurge on fancy, expensive fruit, and use pineapple in place of the peaches for the recipe below. You also might like to add a bit of unsweetened shredded coconut, if you go tropical with your fruit salad.
I like to keep my fruit salads simple with 3 or 4 different fruits so that I can really taste each of the distinct flavors. Here’s one (well actually two) of my favorite fruit combos.
Simple Fruit Salad
- 3 bananas, sliced
- 4 medium peaches or 1 medium pineapple, sliced
- 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 pint blueberries
- Combine all of the fruit in a large bowl
- Refrigerate for 1 or 2 hours (not longer or the bananas might brown)
When I put together my post for a Mother’s Day Brunch, it was absolutely amazing to me, how dire the offerings were on the internet for a simple fruit salad. First, it was terribly difficult to find a fruit salad that did not have sugar added to it. I don’t know about you, however, I don’t actually eat a lot of fruit because it has so much sugar in it in the first place. Adding more sugar to all that sugar? Not a happy day for my body.
During my dissatisfying quest to find a simple fruit salad, I did find this simple fruit salad post on one of my favorite blogs, Mark’s Daily Apple. Funny, he discussed the exact issue that I was running into. It was nice to know I was not alone.
You can keep the bananas from turning brown by putting them in lemon juice before adding them to the fruit salad. Don’t let them soak in the juice, put in and take them out.
Same is true for cut apples
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Cindy McNamara says
Our family fruit salad recipe omits any sweetener other than a splash of fresh OJ and our secret ingredient is a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg. I am always amazed at how much difference this small addition adds to fruit salad. We make a huge bowl up and it rarely lasts more than a day and a half.We usually don’t add bananas until just prior to serving since they tend to break down so fast.
Ishmael Chinogureyi says
hie Cindy, lm Ishmael Chinogureyi from Zimbabwe, kindly ask how you prepare your fruit salad. I’m curious because its sounds that’s good and tasty
Ashley @ Taste for Healthy says
Yum! So delightful, light, & refreshing! A fruit salad is just what I had in mind to bring to an Easter potluck. :)
what a deliciously easy fruit salad thanks for this
Thats a great fruit salad
Elana, this is hands down the best fruit salad I have ever had. My boyfriend said it was better than ice cream (high praise coming from him). I combined frozen leftovers with hemp milk and pecans, and had a delicious breakfast smoothie this morning.
Hanni, thanks so much for your comment and ideas, love the smoothie with frozen fruit salad, pecans and hemp milk! YUM.
Ali (Whole Life Nutrition) says
Oh yes, I call it Glorious Morning Fruit Bowl – recipe is in our cookbook. I hesitated putting something so simple into the book – but these ideas can be so handy at times! -Ali :)
Fruit salad has recently become an integral part of my diet – and helped me to lose nearly twenty pounds!
Right now my favorite flavor combos are strawberry, kiwi, orange and orange, grapefruit, pineapple.
sweetbird, what an inspirational story about fruit salad, that’s great! Your combos sound delicious too :-)