How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad - Free Raw Recipe

Posted by javanuddin on Thursday, March 8, 2012

If you're wondering how to make a healthy fruit salad and something that is quick and easy, this raw food recipe is so simple it'll only take minutes to prepare. You can make it just prior to serving or make in advance and refrigerate.

There are many fruit salad recipes but not all of them are healthy. This raw fruit salad recipe is healthy and contains only fruits. It's versatile. If you leave something out it won't make a difference. You can add other fruits to it or substitute other fruits. It's one of my favorite healthy raw food recipes. All the kids and adults love it and ooh and ahh over it.

If possible, it's best to serve it first before the meal and enjoy the fast digestive benefits. Fruits usually digest within 15 minutes and digest better when not combined with fats and proteins. This saves the body's energy for other digestive processes and other work. Also, more is likely to be eaten before the meal rather than after when everyone is full. Or just serve it with the meal and let everyone help themselves.

Here's how to make a healthy fruit salad recipe:

Choose the fruits you like. You can leave any of these out, except one orange for mixing and bananas, but you may reduce the amount of bananas. The ingredients are:

1 cup of seedless grapes, cut in half
1 orange peeled and sliced in thin slices
1 orange - reserve for top
1-2 oranges for mixing
1 sweet apple like a Gala or tart apple if you like, cubed. Actually, any type of apple you have on hand is good.
1 pear cored, peeled and cubed
5-6 ripe, not green, bananas, sliced
1 handful to 1 cup of blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup dried fruit, any combination chopped - figs, dates, raisins and/or cranberries, optional
1-2 cups strawberries, sliced, reserve 5-6 whole strawberries for top
1-2 kiwifruit, sliced thin, reserve for top, optional

Slice the bananas into a big bowl. Add any of the other fruits you like. Slowly and carefully fold them in, being careful not to bruise the fruit. Squeeze one orange, slowly add to the fruit and gently mix in. You may need two oranges if you have a lot of fruit. Lay some thin kiwi and strawberry slices around the edges, alternating or use your creativity. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

That's it. It's really simple and so sweet and healthy. Nothing cooked. No gluten and no dairy either. That's how to make a healthy fruit salad - a great raw food recipe you'll love to serve often

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