A great morning addition to breakfast or a tasty, healthy snack all year round, fruit salad is always a fan favourite. It’s always one of the more “popular” entities in the salad family.

 

The prep work is really the only work when it comes to fruit salad. So how annoying is it when you spend the time to cut, peel, and mix then overnight your once vivacious colourful fruit salad has gone brown.

 

Here are 5 Tips to keep that salad fresh and appealing to your eaters.

 

  1. Citric Acid

Squeezing in today, keeps the brown away.

 

Adding lemon or lime juice to your mixture is an easy way to prevent the discoloration. The citric acid in the juice from a lemon or lime stops the chemical reaction happening in your other fruits. Plus the citric flavour is an added bonus.

 

  1. Water

Got the h2o you’re good to go!

 

This may not be great for all your fruits but submerging pieces of fruit in cold water after cutting is an effective way to slow down the browning process.

 

  1. Sugar and Salt

A dash of this, a dash of that, keeps it looking fresh right of the bat.

 

Adding sugar syrup will protect your exposed fruit from the air and prevent the change in colour. Salt, a very alternative choice but will stop the fruit from changing. This would however, be one of the more “unhealthier” options because you are addition additional salt and sugar.

 

  1. Vitamin C Tablet

Crush, brush and stop the rush.

 

Simply break up the tablet with a spoon or other utensil. Once broken up mix vitamin into water and use the mixture to “paint” over your fruit.

 

  1. Juice

Pick your flavour

 

This is definitely one of the easiest and fastest ways to preserve your fruit salad. Adding either your favourite orange, pineapple or apple juice to your mix will help preserve your snack and piece of mind that is will withstand the week. Be careful if you are working on a health-conscious recipe that a lot of juices have a lot of additional sugar, which helps with preservation but isn’t great when trying to reduce the eater’s sugar intake.

 

 

Fresh to Def: Salad Not For Rabbits.

 

The ultimate fruit salad, ready for any snack or eager eater.

 

Keep in mind, depending on the season and time of year some of this fruit may not be at its peak season. Some fruits like pineapple or peaches can be bought canned and just as delicious.

 

Ingredients:

  • apples
  • bananas
  • peaches
  • pears
  • oranges
  • pineapples
  • grapes
  • lemon juice
  • cinnamon

 

Instructions:

Could it get any easier?

  1. Cut all fruit into desirable eating pieces.
  2. Mix up all fruits into one large bowl.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, insuring it covers as much as the fruit as possible.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, sprinkle throughout the mix.

 

Optional:

  • Add granola or almonds on the top of your serving to add an alternative texture and crunch.
  • A side of vanilla Greek yogurt is always a beautiful partnership.

 

 

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