Sunday, February 23, 2014

Refreshingly Wild Fruit Salad

If you're ever trying to help your kids eat a variety of mixed fruit, this is the way to do it.  After eating this beautiful fruit salad I felt cool and fresh.  Psychologically, I felt like I visited a tropical paradise eating wild fruits with a small cool breeze.  That's how I got the name for this fruitylicious salad.  If you don't have any strawberries or kiwis, you can always use different kinds of fruits like blueberries or raspberries.  I paired strawberries, kiwis, avocados, and cucumbers together because I thought they would go with each other like salt and pepper.

Salads are some of the best things to eat, because your eating foods in its whole form.  I ate this flavor-bursting salad in one sitting and my stomach was full with this fruit, and nutrition.  This luxurious fruit salad has an array of health benefits.

Strawberries: this sweet and popular berry is high in vitamin C, manganese, and is a good source of fiber.  It can benefit your cardiovascular system, and can prevent cancer in the breast, cervical, colon, and esophageal.

Kiwis: similar to strawberries, these are an excellent source of vitamin C; the amount of vitamin K also sky rockets in this tropical fruit.  This fruit is a good source of copper and fiber.  This fruit can protect the DNA from oxygen-related damage, can strengthen your respiratory system, and can prevent muscular degeneration.

Avocados: I marvel at this wonderful, alkalizing, and creamy fruit.  They are a good source of pantothenic acid, fiber, and vitamin K to name a few.  This fruit can help anti-flamitory conditions like arthritis, it can improve your absorption of carotenoids, supports cardiovascular health, and promotes good blood sugar regulation.

Cucumbers: every time I think of a cucumber, it reminds me of the saying, "cool as a cucumber".  That saying still remains true to this day.  This hydrating fruit is rich in vitamin K and Molybdenum, and has great source of pantothenic acid.  Fascinatingly, this single fruit has three valuable phytonutrients like flavonoids, lignans, and triterpenes.  With these three phytonutrients, they can help prevent cancerous and flamitory conditions.

Refreshingly Wild Fruit Salad

Lemon Grass Chia Chocolate

  • 2 tbsps chia seeds
  • 2-3 tsps cacao powder
  • 2 tsps grated lemon grass
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut nectar

Soak the chia seeds in two tbsps of water for ten minutes.  In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients together.

The Fruit:
  • kiwis
  • strawberries
  • cucumbers
  • avocados
  • almonds (optional)

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