Recipes: Fruit Desserts

Today is all about fruits! Nature’s favorite source of succulent sweetness is packed with loads of healthy goodness such as antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, potassium, and a host of other nutrients.

Now I know what you’re thinking: “Fruits for dessert? That’s boring!” But there are plenty of ways to make fruits the star of your tasty dessert dish. The great thing about the fruit category is that it’s so diverse on the flavor spectrum, you can replace a fruit you don’t like with one you do. Plus, they’re inexpensive and are healthier alternatives to desserts with spoonfuls of processed sugar.

So buckle in, because we’re going to give you three great ways to make fruits a game-changing treat. Remember that these dishes are healthiest when using organic fruits.

 

Fruit Medley

Ingredients

  • 1 white nectarine, chopped
  • 1 pear, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dates
  • Dash of cinnamon

 

Instructions

  • Mix the nectarine, pear, pecans, and dates in a medium sized bowl.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and mix until well-coated.
  • The nectarine and pear can be substituted out for other fruits you prefer!

 

Nutritional Facts

Servings: 1

Calories: 119

Fat: 3g

Carbohydrates: 24g

Fiber: 4.5g

Protein: 1.5g

Servings Per Recipe: 2

 

 

Fruit Glass

Ingredients

  • 1 small watermelon, chopped
  • 1 cantaloupe, seeded and chopped
  • 1 mango, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup of fresh mint, minced

 

Instructions

  • Chop the fruit into small, uniform cubes.
  • Combine the ingredients in a large bowl, then scoop into small cups.

 

Nutritional Facts

Servings: 1

Calories: 127

Fat: 1g

Sodium: 33mg

Carbohydrates: 30g

Fiber: 4g

Protein: 3g

Servings Per Recipe: 4

 

 

Rainbow Kebabs

 

Ingredients

  • 10 wooden skewers
  • 10 strawberries
  • 10 bite-sized watermelon pieces
  • 10 bite-sized cantaloupe pieces
  • 10 bite-sized mango pieces
  • 10 bite-sized pineapple pieces
  • 10 bite-sized kiwi pieces
  • 10 blueberries
  • 10 blackberries

 

Instructions

  • Put the chunks of fruit on each skewer in a rainbow pattern. Start with red, then orange, yellow, green, blue, and finally purple.
  • Place skewers on a platter and serve.
  • Mix and match different fruits that can fit inside your rainbow kebab.

 

Nutritional Facts

Servings: 1

Calories: 60

Fat: 0g

Carbohydrates: 15g

Fiber: 3g

Protein: 1g

Servings Per Recipe: 10

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