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Healthy food: You can get more taste out of fruit!

Updated on May 24, 2011

Enjoy fruit recipes

Why should we eat fruit?

Fruits are very rich nutrients, they have lots of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, they also contain many enzymes which are very useful for digestion if you eat them raw.Fruit maintain good health as they increase immunity of your body against diseases. Eating plenty of fruits helps reducing chances of getting heart disease, they help controlling blood pressure and cholesterol. Fruit also prevent some types of cancer. Not only this, eating fruits helps in reducing retarding ageing and stimulating memory.

What does a doctor eat for breakfast?

Dr. David Katz "A director of a research center" has mentioned that he him self eats a breakfast made of whole grain cereal mixed with fresh fruit and milk. He said that vitamins and minerals in fruits are good for blood flow cerials also help lowering cholestrol and also helps bringing his blood pressure down.

Fruit Salad

How to make vitamins bowl

Eating raw fruit is the best way to get all benefits out of them. One of the best ways to eat fruit is to mix them together and get different tastes. All you need is to clean and cut fruit and mix in a bowl and add canned or natural orange juice. You can add 2 spoons of fresh cream.

Fruit jam

To make fruit jam

 You need to use good fruit, peel or clean after washing. Use equal weights of fruits, water and sugar. Mix fruit, sugar and water then bring to boil and reduce heat to minimum and simmer till you get a sticky syrup. Add 2 tsp of lemon juice, mix then take it away from fire. Pour in sterilized glass "not plastic" jars. You can see how to sterilize jars here. Store in kitchen for a month and you can keep in fridge for a longer period.


Iced jello pops

Iced jello recipe

You need around 30 g dry gelatin, 2 cups of clean chopped fruit "mango, strawberry, grapes, blueberry,...", and 1/2 a cup of sugar.


  1. Soak Dry gelatin in 4 tbsp water.
  2. Blend chopped fruit and sugar.
  3. Pour gelatin into 1 cup of boiled water.
  4. Mix all ingredients to gether and pour in cups.
  5. Put cups in the freezer for about 1 hour then fix wooden sticks in the middle.
  6. put them back into freezer and leave for more 2 hours.

Sour milk shake

Sour milk shake recipe

 You can use fruit of your choice, but I like mixing strawberry and banana to get a good taste without adding any sugar. You Use what ever fruit and add some honey for sweetening. Blend with yogurt for 3 minutes and pour in cups and drink immediately.

Fruit Tart

Baking the shell

To make the shell you need

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup butter


  1. Blend butter and sugar until you get a white light and fluffy mixture.
  2. Put flour in a glass bowl and add salt.
  3. Mix all ingredient well by hand.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball then press and cover it. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Grease a tart tray and dust with flour.
  6. Press the dough into a desk of 1/2 an inch thick.
  7. Line the tray with the dough and press on the sides and cut the extras.
  8. Use a fork to make tiny holes in the base.
  9. Bake in a 400F oven for 30-40 minutes.
  10. Leave it aside to the next day.

To make the filling cream

  •  Use  1/2 a litre of full cream milk
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  1. In a cup put flour and starch
  2. Add 1/2 a cup of milk and stir till you get an emulsion
  3. Put 1/2 liter of milk in a pan and bring to boil.
  4. Add the emulsion and mix using wire whisk
  5. Add sugar and keep mixing
  6. Beat the egg yolk with vanilla and add it and keep mixing.
  7. Leave it a side to cool down.


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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Food is vital to life and good health. Eating good food especially fruits and vegetables ensures healthy body, growth and physical fitness. A very useful and informative hub

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Yes KoffeeKlatch, your selection is great especially when summer attacks :)Also the fruit tart is refreshing in birthdays instead of birthday cake.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Your recipes look so great. I will be trying them on my family. I definately will have to try the iced jello recipe. It look to be the perfect snack for someone living in the hot state of Florida.

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Yes silly me; I think all ladies of the previous generation used to do it, even me, I used to eat it when my granny bake it, but I've never asked her how to do it. I've spent time to know how to make the shell, It was horrible many times but finally I could handle it.

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      silly me 6 years ago

      Your fruit tart recipe sounds great! I will have to try it soon. It reminds me of a German fruit tart my mom used to make. Thanks for sharing!

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      kafsoa 6 years ago

      Thanks AC, I believe that we should try to mix tastes to get more joy!

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      AC Witschorik 6 years ago from Victoria, Mn.

      I really enjoyed your article and will be trying some of your recipes