This summer, we’re revamping fruit salads every which way to make them anything but boring. It’s amazing what a little heat, spice, and cheese can do! Our plum & goat cheese fruit salad, in particular, is kind of surprising but super-delicious. We know every cheese board gets better with grapes or jam, but if you haven’t taken your fruit-cheese relationship beyond that, you really should! Rich, creamy dairy is a natural partner for sweet, juicy, seasonal produce — and it’ll make your fruit-based dishes feel more substantial, too. Here are 8 fun recipes to get you started.
As the weather gets warmer, we find ourselves craving smoothies all the time. So what did we do about it? We taste-tested over 100 store-bought smoothies to find the very best ones! In the Battle of the Bottled, we found five awesome winners available at your local supermarket— check them out in our June 2016 issue. But if you’re more of a DIY type, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite homemade smoothie recipes, too. Slurp’s up!
Store-bought: Evolution Fresh Defense Up. Stick a tiki umbrella in this combo of pineapple, mango and orange juices. It has no artificial sweeteners and delivers 310% of your recommended daily amount of vitamin C per serving. ($4.99 for 15.2 oz.)
Homemade: Kiwi-Pineapple Smoothies. If you love tart and fruity smoothies, this one’s for you. Try adding coconut milk to make it more like a piña colada.
A summer dessert that’s just as beautiful to look at as it is to eat? Easy. A beautiful and delicious summer dessert that’s also healthy? Not so much. But have no fear! Our Guilt-Free Summer Fruit Dessert Booklet from our July/August issue is here to save the day. While many of the desserts require just a few ingredients and minutes to put together, this show-stopping dessert is worth a weekend in the kitchen: Mixed Berry Lattice Cobbler.
As part of our #SundaySupper menu, we’re featuring Super-Food “Sangria,” which is chock full of antioxidant- and vitamin-rich fruit. But sangria isn’t the only way you can sneak some nutrients into happy hour. Here are some cocktail recipes featuring fruits you may not have expected to be so good for you!
Tummy troubles? Kiwi–especially the skin–is high in fiber and pre-biotic complex carbohydrates. Plus, its natural bright green color makes for a killer looking cocktail.
Grapefruits contain high levels of antioxidants, and studies have shown that eating one a day can help you avoid heart disease by lowering cholesterol. We’ll take seconds!
Pomegranates aren’t the only ruby red fruit with health benefits. Cherries contain the antioxidant, anthocyanin, which can reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol levels.
Consumption of blueberries can lead to a better memory and brain function. Blackberries contain cancer- and disease-fighting antioxidants. And raspberries are loaded with fiber and vitamin C. Enough said.