Fresh Fruit Salad: A Fast Healthy Breakfast and Dessert Idea

Looking for a simple, healthy and fast breakfast or dessert idea? A fresh fruit salad is the perfect choice. This simple fruit salad with just a few ingredients is easy to prepare and delicious every time. With some simple ingredient exchanges and serving ideas it can be one of the most versatile recipes around.

For this fresh fruit salad recipe you will need, one large red delicious apple, sliced thinly, one large navel orange, peeled, sectioned and cut into chunks, one cup of green or red seedless grapes (cut each grape in half), ? cup of sliced almonds, 1 to 1 ? cups of lemon yogurt (to desired moistness) and ground nutmeg (to taste). In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients well. This salad can be prepared the night before, so in the morning the salad is ready to go. It's a healthy and quick breakfast any day of the week.

With these easy ingredient exchanges, this fresh fruit salad will always be new and flavorful. As the seasons change you can add whatever is available. Some fruit combinations you could try are: apples, dates and pears or kiwi, oranges and pineapple or bananas, grapes and tangerines. Swap out the almonds with toasted or raw coconut, toasted sunflower seeds or dried cranberries. Instead of the lemon yogurt try: strawberry, peach or blueberry yogurt and instead of the nutmeg use: cinnamon, or a nutmeg and cinnamon combination or honey. You are only limited by your imagination.

This fruit recipe is so delicious and simple that serving it as a dessert seems only natural. Try preparing the fruit salad without the yogurt and instead layer the fruit and the yogurt in alternating layers in parfait glasses. Another simple presentation is to serve the fruit salad over a bed of sliced strawberries with warm rolls on the side.

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