If you’re a self-diagnosed fruit addict like I am, then you understand the excitement that ensues when spring arrives. For those of you who have yet to join the craze, you could really benefit from doing so.
While your ice cream and wine addictions may not exactly be doctor recommended, a fruit addiction is never a bad one to have. Fruits provide nutrients that are vital to your health and maintenance of your body. Just check out this list of health benefits that comes from eating fruit.
Spring is the perfect time to amp up your fruit intake and make your body as healthy as possible. Here are some perfect recipes for spring that are going to make you go crazy for fruit.
Trust me, as the temperature keeps getting hotter, you will need this in your life. You can’t go wrong with a fruit popsicle on a hot day and one with actual fruit in it is the best way to go. Check out how to make your own.
Did you think poaching was just for eggs? Guess again. This recipe for poached peaches is seriously delicious and truly creative.
Who says the grill is just for meat? Full of protein and energy providing ingredients, this unique take on a fruit parfait is sure to satisfy your craving for sweets and is a whole lot better for you than inhaling a pint of ice cream. Find the recipe for this delectable snack, as well as some other creative ways to grill fruit, here.
4. Açaí Bowl
When you can’t make it to 3 Natives, it’s always good to know how to make your own açaí bowl at home. Not only are açaí bowls incredibly healthy, but they are pretty trendy right now too. Check out this insanely simple recipe to make your own açaí bowl at home.
Watermelon and balsamic vinegar might sound like an unlikely pair, but this unique salad is sure to make you enjoy getting your daily dose of fruit. Get the recipe here.
If you’re looking for a snack that is a little bit more filling, this is for you. These peanut butter and banana granola sandwiches are so easy to make and are perfect for everything from studying to post-workout snacking. Find the recipe here.
This is a spring classic with a kick that will be a sure hit at all of the spring cookouts and pool parties to come. If you’re going to be drinking, you might as well make up for the liver damage with some natural antioxidants at the same time. Check out how to make your own booze-infused fruit salad here.
8. Fruit Salsa
Maybe you don’t need to survive solely off of tacos and margaritas this Cinco de Mayo. This recipe for fruit salsa is super easy and will prove to be a great addition to your fiesta this spring.
This one might be a little bit more difficult, but seriously, how cool is this? We’ve all seen this cake on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram and you know that you’ve been wanting to try it. Here is your excuse to make it.
Maybe this recipe isn’t as healthy as the others, but it’s so delicious. This multifaceted sandwich is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a sweet snack. Find out how you can make your own here.
Enjoy a strawberry shortcake without the guilt of eating a whole slice of sugary goodness. These strawberry shortcake kabobs are perfect for a delicious desert at a spring barbeque and they are super easy to make. Here is the recipe to make them yourself.
12. Honeydew Mojitos
You can feel a little less guilty about drinking if there is fruit involved. Honeydew is able to contest the dehydration that is brought on by drinking and the vitamin C that is found in limes helps to fight stress. Essentially, these honeydew mojitos are good for you.
Jack Johnson would surely approve of these pancakes. These are easy to make, extremely healthy and incredibly delicious. Try out this recipe for a great way to kickstart your morning in a fruity new way.
For those of you who are too classy for vodka gummy bears, these grapes are perfect for you. Find out how to make your own wine-infused grapes here.
Perfect for a nutritious breakfast or energizing snack, this recipe provides a harmonious balance of spicy ginger and cinnamon with sweet brown sugar.
Orange you glad that there are so many delicious possibilities when it comes to fruit? You really have no excuse to skip out on your daily serving of fruit, and why would you want to? These recipes would have anyone going bananas for fruit.