Are you one of those people that are constantly grabbing a sweet treat in place of fresh fruit? Are you the same person that claims that preparing fruit is too time consuming? Well, I may have just the answer . . .
Your best bet is to buy a small variety of several fruits when you are doing your weekly shopping. Try picking out a selection of colors to make it not only flavorful but appealing to the eye. Good choices are granny smith apples which are less sweet than regular apples, pears, tangerines, grapefruits, melons (when in season), kiwi and all types of berries.
All fruit should be purchased organic and rinsed well before slicing. All pieces should be cut uniform in size. Mix them together in a mixing bowl, add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime and top with fresh sliced mint or basil or a combination of both.
The orange colored fruit in the photo is a kumquot. It is a more exotic fruit and a bit hard to come by. If you see them, I highly suggest you invest in buying a few. They have a unique and pungent but satisfying flavor.
Enjoy creating your own recipe!
Ilia Regini is a certified healing through food specialist, health-supportive chef, culinary instructor, writer, blogger and speaker. Healthy Nourished Body offers chef service, cooking lessons, healthy kitchen makeovers and customized menu planning for healing through food dietary protocols.