Make it Fruity

I’m sifting through my Hot Weather recipes to gather them for reference in the upcoming weeks of Summer.  Yesterday the temperature was around 88, today it’s a wonderful 74 degrees.
Fruit is the main feature in a number of tasty meals I am planning for many reasons… its nutrition content, its ease of preparation, its tastiness and its cooling effect, not to mention the gorgeous colors it brings to our table.
Fruit Salad recipes are plentiful.  Some are super fancy, others rather plain.  This recipe is somewhere in the middle.
I replaced the dairy I used to use with Tofu here.  It’s possible to serve this without the topping, and just sprinkling the mint on the fruit.  Watermelon and grapes have high sugar content, so don’t overdo those two fruits.  Also make sure you bananas are firm and a little on the green side, since they too are overly loaded with sugar when ripe.
Makes 4 servings
  • 1/3 c. Vegenaise
  • 1 Tbs. organic Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Stevia
  • 2 firm Bananas, sliced (no brown spots on skin)
  • 1 organic Peach, diced
  • 2 Kiwis, sliced
  • 1 c. Watermelon chunks
  • 1 c. Pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 c. seedless organic Red GrapesFruit salad
  • 1 c. organic Strawberries, halved
  • 2 c. organic Soft Tofu, crumbled
  • 2 Tbs. organic Mint, chopped
In a bowl combine Vegenaise, lemon juice, and Stevia; stir well and set aside.
In a large bowl combine fruit, and spoon into serving dishes. Mix Tofu with mint and divide among dishes.
Serve with the dressing.

8 thoughts on “Make it Fruity

  1. thanx to our Mediterranean background, our families are enjoying the constant abundance of fruits in our home. but when they’re too lazy to slice, peel, or bite into one, i make sure that the colorful nature treats are diced into scrumptious easy- to- eat, quick-for-grabbing salads. It always amazes me how fast they are consumed

  2. Isn’t that the truth! My son won’t grab a whole fruit to eat, unless it’s a plum…but if I chop ’em up it somehow makes them more appealing. 🙂 Mom’s know…

    1. Hi there! I hope you like the combination. I add cherries in cherry season and crush some of them into the Tofu… so it turns pink. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Hi there! Looks and sounds delicious, chilled fruit in summer is magic!

    I have a couple questions for you… the Wheat Belly gluten free diet that I more or less follow, warns against eating too much fruit because of the sugars (carbs), I was curious whether your anti-cancer diet also limits sugar from fruit, or is it just refined sugars that you are careful of? Also, the bananas without brown spots (I like them firm as well) do you recommend that because of the increased sugar in spotty bananas, or the mushy texture? I’m just curious.
    Always enjoy your posts, cheers!

    1. Yes Gretchen, absolutely. The only fruits advised are the low sugar fruits: all Berries, medium Apple with skin on (actually helps lower blood sugar), Pears, Peaches, an occasion ‘green’ Banana (spots mean it’s loading up with sugar as it ripens), 1/2 Grapefruit, Plums (1 per serving), small Orange with white rind. Hope that helps. Cheers!

      1. Vegenaise is Mayonnaise made without eggs. Stevia is also called Plante Sucrée or , Yerba Dulce. It has 0 sugars and actually lowers blood sugar. I’m sure it’s there somewhere?

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