When it comes to healthy snacks, fruit is pretty much as good as it gets. Fruit snacks can be an easy way to satisfy your hunger between meals and you don’t have to feel guilty eating them. Today, I thought I’d share three of my favourite ways to enjoy fruit.
1. Strawberries Topped With Greek Yogurt
The vibrant colour of strawberries brightens up the look of any dish. Not only are they delicious, they are also nutritious. Strawberries are low in fat and calories and are a great source of fibre and antioxidants. Just one cup of this fruit provides the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C for adults.
Place washed and chopped strawberries in a bowl. Spoon some plain Greek yogurt onto the strawberries and drizzle honey over the top.
To make this a bit fancier, try popping whole strawberries onto skewers. Roll the strawberries in any flavoured yogurt and place on a flat surface in the freezer. Let the yogurt harden and serve.
2. Banana Ice Cream
I’m using the word “ice cream” loosely here but that doesn’t make this treat any less delicious. You can still watch your waistline and enjoy this creamy dessert. Bananas are great for your body. They are high in potassium and contain tryptophan, a precursor for serotonin which is a natural anti-depressant.
Peel some bananas and place them in the freezer until frozen. Throw them in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. You can add other fruits, dark chocolate or even nuts at this point, or if you prefer, use them as toppings.
3. Fruit Smoothie
There’s nothing quite as refreshing as an ice-cold fruit smoothie. It’s a great way to enjoy seasonal fruit and if you have kids at home that don’t like vegetables, (this applies to boyfriends and husbands too) you can sneak some veggies in there and they’ll never know the difference!
My favourite smoothie at the moment is a Mango Banana smoothie. Throw some frozen mango and a banana into your blender. I always keep fruit in the freezer to use for my smoothies so that I don’t need to add ice. Add Vanilla Almond milk and blend until smooth. I actually like to make this a bit thicker and eat it with a spoon. Oh my goodness, it’s so freaking good!
There are lots of fruit combinations you can use to make smoothies. Go crazy and experiment. Don’t just stick to using milk either. Give water, coconut water and juices a try too!
Share your favourite way to enjoy fruit in the comments below.