If it’s still cold where you live, you may wonder about a tropical fruit salad recipe. Don’t worry, you can substitute any ingredient you can’t find at the moment for another fruit you love.
Ageless Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe:
1 ripe banana
1/4-1/3 chunk of 1/2 of a whole papaya
1/4 shredded unsweetened coconut (raw)
3 T hemp hearts
1/4 chopped almonds (or walnuts, pecans)
Slice all the fruit into the bite-size you like.
Chop the nuts.
Sprinkle on the coconut
Add the hemp hearts
Mix it together and enjoy!
You can always find bananas. Kiwi seems to be available most places year round. If not, just leave it out. If you can’t get the papaya substitute something else, maybe an orange. You should be able to find frozen mango slices if you can’t get fresh.
I always add pomegranate seeds when I can get them. Or sometimes I’ll add blueberries instead.
If you haven’t eaten hemp hearts before, they have a nutty flavor and look like seeds. I use them for protein and fat. You could add sunflower seeds or more nuts instead for a similar benefit.
Like I mentioned with the Ageless Antioxidant Vegetable Soup, this is another base recipe. You can take your favorite fruits, nuts, coconut and make your own version of this salad. You could make it completely different every time if you like.
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Bananas are rich in fiber, antioxidants and several nutrients. A medium-sized banana contains about 105 calories. Bananas have numerous health benefits you can read about at AuthorityNutrition.com
- Potassium: 9% of the RDI.
- Vitamin B6: 33% of the RDI.
- Vitamin C: 11% of the RDI.
- Magnesium: 8% of the RDI.
- Copper: 10% of the RDI.
- Manganese: 14% of the RDI.
- Net carbs: 24 grams.
- Fiber: 3.1 grams.
- Protein: 1.3 grams.
- Fat: 0.4 grams.
Papaya is rich in antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, flavonoids, and vitamin C, as well as vitamin B (folate and pantothenic acid). It is also a good source of fiber and minerals such as magnesium. Together, these nutrients help to improve cardiovascular health and protect against colon cancer.
Read more here.
Possible health benefits of eating mango include a decreased risk of macular degeneration, a decreased risk of colon cancer, improvement in digestion and bone health and even benefits for the skin and hair. Find out why you should eat mango every day here.
Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. The health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss. Read more here.
Now that you know your tropical fruit salad recipe is packed with good healthy nutrition you can make this a staple in your diet.
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