28 February 2009

Healthy Ambrosia


Isn't this gorgeous?  I've been trying to create quick and healthy desserts for lazy Sunday lunches.  This one was so healthy that the leftovers doubled as a delicious breakfast the next morning!

Healthy Ambrosia by Joie de vivre

Yeilds at least 8 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients:

1 15 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
1 15 oz. can red grapefruit sections, drained
1 pear, cored and chopped
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 red banana, peeled and chopped
2 Tbls. lemon juice
1/4 c. sweetened coconut

Directions:

1.  Add everything to a bowl and stir together.
2.  Serve in small dessert bowls to up the fanciness factor!

20 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Oh, thanks for this! It looks wonderful and has all my favourite things in it!

Nick said...

That does look gorgeous and fresh and tasty. Perfect for a weekend breakfast.

Curry Leaf said...

surely healthy and fresh and filling.

Kevin said...

That fruit salad looks good!

Chef E said...

To be honest I saw 'Ambrosia' and was afraid to come and look, my childhood memories were horror stories, but ahhhhh yours is refreshing and I do not see any 'jello' involved :)

Reeni♥ said...

How delicious!! Beautiful and refreshing!

Sara said...

This really is gorgeous, looks healthy and easy to make too!

5 Star Foodie said...

Beautiful colors - sounds like a wonderful and healthy dessert!

Tangled Noodle said...

Gorgeous indeed! Colorful and healthy - what could be better?

Varsha Vipins said...

looks pretty,,I posted a colorful dish too last time..:)

Daily Spud said...

Gorgeous indeed! I saw ambrosia and was afraid it would involve creamed rice, which is something I just can't eat. This, on the other hand, I could eat no problem :)

The Duo Dishes said...

Funny to read a couple of people's comments as they imagine what kind of ambrosia you'd whip up. :) This looks just great. Perfect for a bit of summer eating.

NuKiwi said...

Mmm...looks divine. Sounds good right about now too!!!

sowmya said...

that looks so colourful..and so lovely with all those fruits..

Robin Sue said...

Ooh yours is healthier than mine. I put masrhmallows and sour cream and cool whip in mine. Yikes but it is good. OK I'll be healthy!

Cathy said...

A lovely, light fruit dessert with lots of flavor. And I love adding the coconut for texture. Who wouldn't love this?

Peter M said...

Fruit salads make for a wonderful and healthy dessert...I'm in!

Stash said...

healthy AND delicious? i think there could be a comeback in the works...

Foodycat said...

Oh yum! That does look lovely.

Diana said...

I have to make this for my husband! He's been mentioning that he loves grapefruit and hasn't had it in forever. I didn't like it as a kid so never buy it but this looks like a good recipe to try it in.

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