by Selva Wohlgemuth, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist
Fruit salads are a great way to get a variety of different seasonal fruit in one serving. One serving of this GLOW Fruit Salad meets 100% of the RDA of vitamin C. Remember to aim for at least twice the RDA from whole foods.
GLOW Fruit Salad
Serves 4 (approximately 1 cup each)
- 1 orange, juiced
- 1 cup red grapes, sliced in half
- 2 kiwi fruit, diced
- 1 cup cantaloupe, diced
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- ¼ cup finely chopped mint
- 1 cup fresh strawberries (or any other berry)
- Optional: Grass-fed organic whipped cream or full fat yogurt
In a large bowl add the fresh orange juice, grapes, kiwi, cantaloupe, hemp seeds, and fresh mint. Toss well to combine. Then gently stir in the berries. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or whole milk yogurt.
Note: You can also make a larger batch. If using softer berries like raspberries, then stir those in prior to serving.
Health Benefits of Fruit
Fresh seasonal fruit is so delicious! Unfortunately, with the popularity of low-carbohydrate diets many individuals are fearful of fruit. Read Selva's Ask the Nutritionist column from the May 2018 issue of the Co-op News to learn about the health benefits of fruit and combat fruitphobia with her helpful tips.