Summer Fruit Sensations

Nothing really compares to sinking your teeth into a juicy piece of fruit on a hot summer’s day.

Australian summer fruits are delicious, and there’s no denying it. We are so lucky to have such a huge selection of delicious summer fruits and vegetables readily available, it’d be a crime to not take advantage of it!

The best part, fruits are a healthy substitute for desserts and sweet treats. The unrefined sugar in fruits will satisfy those cravings without undoing all your hard work in the gym!

Get creative in the kitchen this summer. Channel your inner artist by whipping up some fruit platters, for a guilt free summer fruit dessert.

Head down to the local markets, pick up some local produce and give your body the nourishment it deserves! Here are 3 summer fruit recipes to try out.

 

Fruit platter with passionfruit yoghurt

Ingredients
You can use any of your favourite summer fruits… here’s some of ours!

  • 4 nectarines, cut into wedges
  • 500g strawberries, washed
  • 250g cherries, washed
  • 250g fresh lychees, peeled
  • ½ ripe pineapple, peeled, thinly sliced
  • ½ small watermelon, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 500g Evia Greek Strained Yoghurt
  • 2 passionfruits, halved

Method

Step 1    Combine the yoghurt and passionfruit in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Cover and refrigerate to chill.

Step 2    Arrange nectarines, strawberries, cherries, lychees, pineapple and watermelon on a serving platter. Serve with the passionfruit yoghurt.

 

 

 

Antioxidant-rich fruit platter

Ingredients

  • 3 peaches, halved and stoned
  • 3 apricots, halved and stoned
  • 1 cup dried figs
  • 250g fresh cherries
  • 1 punnet raspberries
  • 1 punnet blueberries
  • 1 punnet strawberries, halved
  • Mixed seeds, e.g. sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds

Method

Step 1    Arrange fruits on a large serving platter

Step 2    Sprinkle with mixed seeds

 

Tropical fruit platter

Ingredients

  • 6 mango cheeks (3 mangoes)
  • 1 ripe pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 3 oranges, cut into wedges
  • 2 large grapefruits, cut into wedges
  • ½ pawpaw, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup shaved coconut
  • 1 lemon, halved

Method

Step 1    Arrange fruits on a large serving platter

Step 2   Squeeze lemon juice over fruits and sprinkle with shaved coconut