Monday, August 1, 2011

Kicked up Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad  joins the list of  summer foods that are tasty and enjoyable treats. At least this treat does not have the same affect of eating a grilled burger or ribs, this one can be enjoyed and it is very flexible in the sense you can enjoy it all day long. I am a huge fan of fruit salads and here is one that I make most often since it has a secret ingredient that really adds a huge flavor punch. The fruits I used can be interchanged to fit your taste buds and what you enjoy the most. Hope you enjoy!!!

Serving size: 5

1 medium size Cantaloupe
1 large apple ( pink apples are so delicious)
2 cup of grapes
1 cup of blackberries
2 cups of strawberries halved
2 peaches
2 cups of pineapple
1 cucumber ( yeah, I said a cucumber, LOL!!!)
2 tsp of Rice Vinegar ( you will not know that it is there but it enhances the flavor by a ton)
2 tablespoons of Orange Juice
1 package of Sugar Substitute



First clean and dry all of your fruit. While the fruit is draining combine the Rice Vinegar, sugar substitute and Orange Juice stir and set aside for later. Cut and slice the strawberries, cantaloupe, apple, peaches, cucumber and pineapple into medium size chunks and place into a bowl. Add the blackberries and the grapes, pour in your liquid mixture and toss. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour to chill.

Adult/ Family Cool Whip

If I am eating this for dessert I like to add in a little fun by making an Adult Whip Cream to place on top, you need 1 cup cool whip that is stirred until smooth add in 2 tsp your favorite liquor I prefer rum, brandy, or  banana liquor. 1 cup of cool whip to 2 -3 tsp of liquor. This taste great on top of fruit and it is very low in calories. If you do not want to add liquor this can still be great fun by adding in 1 to2 tsp. of flavor extracts such as vanilla, coconut, or almond. Hope you enjoy!!!

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