It’s true what they say about your taste buds changing when you consistently eat healthy. I used to never eat fruit or most vegetables. I had my first salad my sophomore year in college…a Caesar Salad from Red Lobster, but a salad nonetheless! I was pretty proud of myself at the time. When it came to fruit, I could stand to eat it if it was blended up in a margarita or in the form of juice, but the texture was just too much for me and they lacked a certain sweetness that only refined white sugar (or alcohol) could provide. 

Now that I’m several months into eating clean, I am surprised, and ecstatic, that I enjoy snacking on crispy kale chips, I eat a green leafy salad every day with just a light sprinkling of olive oil and vinegar, and I get excited about a big bowl of fresh fruit. I’m still not totally over the texture thing when it comes to fruit, but I think I have found a healthy solution to that little problem. Fruit and Yogurt

This is becoming one of my favorites.  I especially love it because I can make enough to last us all week for a quick and easy breakfast or to satisfy the evening sweet-tooth. 

Fruit Salad
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb Fresh Strawberries
  2. 1 pint Fresh Blueberries
  3. 4 Fresh Kiwi
  4. 4 Bananas
  5. 1 T Orange Zest (roughly 2 oranges)
  6. 1/4 cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice (1 orange)
Instructions
  1. Cut up the strawberries and kiwi into bite sized pieces, then add them to a large bowl. Add the blueberries, zest and orange juice. Mix well. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator. When you are ready to enjoy a bowl of fruit, slice up half a banana and add it to your individual serving. Otherwise, by day two you will have really gross looking, brown banana pieces in your beautiful bowl of fruit! Yuck.
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This colorful, flavorful bowl of fresh fruit is great by itself, but I find it much more enjoyable by adding a couple more, very special touches!

Lemon Poppy Seed Granola
Serves 12
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups Organic Quick Cooking Oats
  2. 1 cup Almond Meal
  3. 1/4 cup Honey (or Agave Nectar)
  4. 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  5. 2 T Poppy Seeds
  6. 1 T Lemon Zest (roughly 2 lemons)
  7. 1 t Pure Vanilla Extract
  8. 1/2 t Celtic Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Place the oats, almond meal, poppy seeds, lemon zest and salt in a the bowl of electric mixer with the paddle attachment.
  3. Turn the mixer on low to incorporate, then slowly add in the wet ingredients.
  4. Adjust the amount of oil/honey as needed. Mix until completely incorporated; the mixture should still look slightly dry.
  5. Place some parchment paper on a sheet pan and spread the granola onto the pan. Heat at 350 for about 15 minutes or until it begins to lightly brown.
  6. Let it cool completely and store in an air tight container.
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Honey Lemon Greek Yogurt Sauce
Serves 12
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 24 oz Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  2. 2 T Fresh Lemon Juice
  3. 1/4 cup Honey
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients well and store in an air tight container. Add more honey to get to your desired sweetness.
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