Post 1.7 - Cool and Fresh

Dessert. The diet killer. Or at least, a diet disruption. Whether it be a slice of cake or a scoop or two of ice cream, it can do you in. I had to find a healthier option.

Luckily, I love fruit - especially during the summer months. It's cool, it's fresh, and it's good for you.

So here is a recipe I found on (link) which incorporates easily obtained ingredients. It's nutritious and filling, and you can make it in 15 minutes or less.

Refreshing Fruit Salad (yields 2 good-sized servings - easily divides for four, or double the recipe for a larger group)

1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 medium ripe banana, sliced
1/2 cup halved seedless grapes
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup flaked coconut

Before I begin, the walnuts and coconut, in my opinion, are optional. It is perfectly fine with just the fruit and dressing. Also, you can use low fat sour cream, but I'd recommend against low fat or non fat mayonnaise as well as non fat sour cream. Whenever they eliminate the fat from a product, they add sugar or salt to replace the loss of flavor. Just a tip.

And it's all just this simple: In a bowl, combine the fruit. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream and honey. Pour over fruit and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, stir in walnuts and coconut if desired.


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  1. Oh noooo. Mayonnaise??? I think fruit is perfect ally by itself. (And no can do canned fruit!)

    Ever hear of those people who put sugar on grapefruits or use it to macerate berries? WHYYYY????

  2. Fair enough, eclipse -- but I think you'd be surprised how tasty this is. And if you don't have time to deal with a fresh pineapple, or wedge oranges, this recipe can be whipped up in no time.

    I'll post something that does not use canned ingredients in a future post, just for you. :-) Thanks for reading. :-)


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