Fresh and Fruity Ways to Liven up Your Diet

April 26, 2013

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Eating fruit is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without wrecking your diet. But sometimes it gets a little tedious just to eat fresh fruit by itself day after day. There are ways that you can slip fruits into your diet that will have you enjoying the variety without missing out on your daily allotment of fruits.

Smoothies

Smoothie Madness!One of the easiest ways to pack a lot of fruit nutrition into your diet is by drinking a smoothie. If you are someone who works out regularly and drinks protein shakes, you can even add fruit to your protein shakes to give you a little more flavor and nutritional bang for your buck. Making a smoothie is simple. All you need is a blender, some fruit and some ice. While it may take some mixing and matching, you can create great shakes and smoothies that are packed with nutritional value that make wonderful breakfasts. You can even sneak in some vegetables without tasting them at all with the right smoothie combination.

Pancakes
Most people don’t know just how easy it is to start your morning off with a good selection of great tasting fruit nutrition. You can go the easy route and just layer fruit on top of your pancakes and cover in syrup. But maybe you don’t like the taste of fruit on your pancakes. Fear not. A way to get fruit into your pancakes without the taste is by using mashed bananas. You can easily add mashed bananas into your pancake batter in place of milk to make them rich, delicious and full of fruity goodness.

Yogurt
Are you looking for a protein packed snack that will help you bridge the gap between lunch and dinner? Then yogurt may be the right choice for you. Naturally low in fat and full of probiotics, yogurt is one of the best in between meal snacks and can even make a great meal on its own. Adding fruit to yogurt will add flavor and nutritional goodness, all the while satisfying your sweet tooth. More and more companies are even offering yogurts specially made with fruit on the bottom, saving you the effort of having to cut fruit and prepare it the night before yourself.

Salad
One of the places people don’t seem to realize they can add fruit to their diet is through a salad. Things like raisins and oranges are often available at a salad bar and they can be easily mixed into your own salad creation. These fruits will not only add a sweet tang and flavor to your salad, they will also help to add the nutrition that you need every day.

No matter how you add fruit into your diet, it is important to make sure you are getting your daily allotment. Eating a variety of different fruits will help you to get the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that your body needs to work at its best. Remember to eat a rainbow of fruits and veggies, choosing something from each color.

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