Blueberries and kiwi were on sale.
And I love sales. They pretty much determine what I buy as far as groceries go.
So I made these two different fruit salads based on what other fruits we had at home. Both had two other ingredients and resulted in a radically different-tasting salad (a radically different-and-you-can’t-stop-yourself-from-eating-it-tasting salad). 😉
Fruit Salad #1: Watermelon and Grapes
Spent all day in the sun or just went for a run? You should stop at this hydration station. This one had watermelon and grapes with the blueberries and kiwi, and it was so refreshing.
Both the kiwi and watermelon have good levels of potassium, which is a mineral that helps with the absorption of calcium in the body and thereby improves bone health. Each fruit also delivers an array of antioxidants to the body, which ward of free radicals that cause cell damage from oxidative stress.
I also squeezed some lime juice over everything because not only does it boost the overall flavor of the salad, but it is also high in Vitamin C and incredibly cleansing. Try to find a way to consume lemon or lime juice everyday!
Fruit Salad #2: Bananas and Mango
This one had sliced bananas and diced mango with the blueberries and kiwi. It tasted a little denser and had such nice bursts of flavor. If I were to use an art metaphor, the banana would be like the canvas, and the other fruits would be the beautiful pops of color making the piece look brilliant.
Mangos and bananas are high in fiber and are a concentrated source of nutrients that cause your body to be fuller longer. Mangos pack a powerful punch of Vitamin C and bananas deliver potassium, which aids in regulating blood pressure.
What other fruits and/or ingredients would you put with the blueberries and kiwi?