5 Fresh Fruit Salad Recipes with Calories

Fruit SaladA fresh fruit salad recipe can be healthy. But surprisingly, most fruit salad recipes are NOT!

Below you’ll find five healthy fresh fruit salad recipes that are delicious and nutritious treats. And they’re all still low in fruit salad calories.

Each yummy, easy fruit salad recipe is free of added sugar, low in fat and calories and high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and super antioxidants.

So they’re all perfect for learning how to make fruit salad the healthy way.

And the antioxidant power of these easy fruit salad recipes can help you to prevent or even reverse heart disease and cancer, boost the immune system, slow down your aging process and much, much more.

How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad

Now it’s time to learn how to make healthy fruit salad that’s both nutritious and delicious. And remember each fruit salad recipe can be changed based on your own individual taste or whatever fruit is in season.

Pretty Easy Fruit Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

•    3 cups mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
•    2 cups seedless grapes (red or green)
•    2 crisp sweet apples
•    3 peaches, nectarines or 6 apricots
•    2 bananas, sliced thin
•    1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (3 juicy Valencia oranges)
•    Nutmeg (optional)

Directions:

1.    Chop the fruit and mix gently in a large bowl.
2.    Pour fresh orange juice over the fruit, stir and refrigerate.
3.    Serve with a dash of nutmeg.

Yields: about 10 cups.

Calories in fruit salad: about 105 per cup.

Cinnamon Apple Creamy Fruit Salad Recipe

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This fresh fruit salad with yogurt has a rich creamy texture, without the high fat, sugar and calories that most cinnamon apple deserts have.

Ingredients:

•    4 crisp sweet apples
•    2 bananas, sliced thin
•    2 sweet pears
•    ½ cup raisins, soaked in
•    1 cup unsweetened apple juice
•    1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
•    ¼ tsp. lemon juice
•    1 tsp. vanilla extract
•    ½  tsp. cinnamon
•    Sliced roasted almonds (optional)

Directions:

1.    Refrigerate the raisins mixed with juice and all uncut fruit overnight.
2.    Chop the fruit shortly before serving and mix in a large bowl.
3.    Fold in yogurt, lemon juice, vanilla and cinnamon.
4.    Sprinkle each serving with sliced almonds.

Yields: about 9 cups.

Calories: about 135 per cup (add 45 calories for 1 Tbs. sliced almonds).

Tangy Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe

Try this light and refreshing fruit salad all by itself or sprinkle it with chopped nuts any time of day you want a fresh and tangy taste-treat.

Ingredients

•    3 medium red or pink grapefruits, peeled and sectioned
•    3 medium crisp sweet apples
•    2 sweet pear
•    Chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

1.    Cut the fruit and mix it in a large bowl.
2.    Refrigerate the mixture until ready to serve.
3.    Top each serving with some chopped walnuts.

Yield: about 9 cups

Calories: About 90 per cup (add 50 calories for 1 Tbs. chopped walnuts)

Hawaiian Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe

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Add a tropical taste of paradise with this delightful Hawaiian fruit salad.

Ingredients:

•    1 peeled, cored pineapple (3 cups diced)
•    3 mangos (3 cups)
•    2 papaya (2 cups)
•    3 ripe kiwi
•    2 C sliced strawberries
•    2 bananas, sliced thin
•    1 juiced Valencia orange (about 1/3 cup)
•    Unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Directions:

1.    Squeeze the orange and pour into a blender. Add 1 cup of chopped strawberries and 1 cup of chopped mango. Blend into a sauce.
2.    Peel, chop and mix the rest of the fruit in a large serving bowl. Then pour the blended sauce over this cut up fruit mixture and stir.
3.    Sprinkle coconut over each serving.

Yields: about 10 cups

Calories: about 115 per cup (add 35 calories for 1 Tbs. shredded coconut)

Rich and Creamy Fruit Salad with Yogurt

Fruit salad with yogurt adds important protein and calcium to all the benefits of a healthy fruit salad that’s high in fiber and antioxidants.

Ingredients:

•    4 cups blueberries or mixed berries
•    6 sweet ripe peaches, nectarines or 12 apricots
•    4 bananas, sliced thin
•    2 cups low-fat or non-fat yogurt
•    2 teaspoons vanilla
•    Roasted pecan chips (optional)

Directions:

1. Combine fruit in large bowl.
2. Fold in yogurt, cover and refrigerate until served.
3. Sprinkle with pecan chips or low-fat granola.

Yields: about 9 cups

Calories: about 130 per cup (add 55 calories for 1 Tbsp. pecan chips)

Notes for How to Make Fruit Salad

1.    Buy organic fruit whenever possible.
2.    Thaw any frozen fruit overnight in your fridge.
3.    Cutting these fresh fruit salad recipes in half is easy.
4.    Apples, bananas and pears turn brown unless citrus is added.
5.    Fruit salad doesn’t keep long, so make just enough and enjoy it fresh!

Try each healthy fruit salad recipe for a nutritious breakfast, yummy deserts or super healthy snacks. And to make up your own creative fresh fruit salad recipes, just use your imagination and whatever fruit is in season.

And to always choose the healthiest fruits for your easy fruit salad recipe, learn what to buy organic and then check out our healthy list of fruits.

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