This frozen fruit salad recipe is crazily easy. Looking for ways to eat healthy is within your fingertips. And it is super refreshing and delicious.
Total Time: 3 Minutes
Prep Time: 3 Minutes
Active Cook Time: ZERO
I know I called it lazy bum fruit salad. But it doesn't mean that you are lazy. This recipe is perfect for busy people, like you, trying your best to eat healthy while juggling several tasks at the same time.
This idea came up to me not long after my little one signed up to be in the school musical play. His role just lasted for 30 seconds. But he was required to be in the practice at least twice.
On top of being in the play and living 30 minutes of drive away from school, it was tough. Why? Because by the time I picked him up after work, it was too late to drive back home, have dinner and drive back to school.
So, I had to find a place to have dinner. In between, I got to make sure that he completed his homework or prepared for any tests at school.
When we were finally home, it was at least 8pm. Got into shower and be ready for bed. It was like in a few hours, the cycle starts all over again. It really deflated my mood.
Those few days reminded me the time when I used to work full time in the office and part time teaching piano. Believe me, if you need to get out of the house at 7am and won't be back after 9pm on a daily basis, you would be too tired to do anything. After a while, I felt like I was a robot. But back then, my mom would take good care of my meals. Now, being a mother, I got to take care of myself and my little one.
Anyway, after the play was finally over, I was super exhausted that I just wanted to prepare something to eat, but not to suck up more of my energy to make it.
When you make a fresh fruit salad, how long does it usually take for you cutting up all the fruits? Depending on your fruit choices, it mostly ranges from 20-30 minutes, right?
Thanks to the technology. There are different varieties of frozen fruit nowadays, such as mandarin oranges, cherries, grapes, berries, pineapple, mangoes, bananas and so forth. (Side note: Bananas are only good if you plan to make smoothie. Any fruit oxidizes is not a good choice to make this lazy bum fruit salad. It turns color by the time it is thawed.)
Of course, you have more options with fresh fruit. But in a case like I described earlier, you only put in very minimal work to it. Then, you get quite a great salad. With a little bit of lime zest and juice, it just brings the entire bowl of salad alive.
I chose using frozen fruit because there is no syrup or other addictive which is one of the advantages of eating healthy.
One thing that I do want you to caution about....If you plan on
adding any berries into this frozen fruit salad recipe, make sure to have
them at the bottom layer. It is because when the fruit is thawing,
there will be juice released. You don't want your other bright color
fruit dyed to red or purple before eating. Nothing is wrong with it.
But we know that we love to eat with our eyes. It is for the purpose of
To make it much simpler, replace a fresh lime with lime/lemon concentrate from the bottle.
Feel free to double this recipe as well.
Add a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt on top make this a very refreshing and healthy dessert.
1 bag (14 oz) Frozen Fruit Mix (it could be a mix of peaches, strawberries, mangoes, pineapple and/or grapes)
1 bag (16 oz) Frozen Blueberries
1 bag (14 oz) Frozen Peaches
1/2 bag (7 oz) Frozen Mangoes
1 Lime (zest and juice)
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
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