I have been asked a few times now, where do I get my salad recipes. Seriously, just in my head. I don't know. Whatever vegetables or fruits look good to me in the grocery store I grab. I then start playing with different flavors. Sometimes it doesn't work, but don't feel bad for the fruits and vegetables that don't work, I don't throw them away. I just blend all the ingredients up in my magic bullet and drink it. "If you can't eat them, drink them". There are some ingredients that work so well together that I think to myself, 'why haven't I put these two together before'.
This fruit salad recipe took me awhile to come up with, almost a week. Sometimes the simplest things are not so easy to think of right away. I asked around if anyone knew a good fruit salad dressing, but no one seemed to know, so I started testing. This sweet fruit salad dressing works well with these ingredients. Even though, you can use any fruits in this salad, try to not go for the citrus ones since citrus fruit tend to have more juice. This healthy salad contains fiber packed strawberries, vitamin-C-full raspberries, potassium enriched apples and a boost of vitamin-B6 in the bananas.
1/2 pound strawberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1 fresh stem mint
1 teaspoon honey
1 Tablespoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Chop 1 pound strawberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1 apple, 1 banana, and 1 fresh stem of mint. Combine all together.
Sweet orange cinnamon dressing: Whisk together 1 teaspoon honey, juice from 1 lemon, 1 Tablespoon orange zest, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.