- 2 cups diced peeled fresh pineapple
- 1 cup diced seeded peeled honeydew melon
- 1 cup diced peeled pitted mango
- 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh cilantro or mint
- 1 tablespoon minced crystallized ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced red bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Mix all ingredients except sesame seeds in large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes for flavors to blend. Divide fruit mixture among wineglasses and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
20 Fruit Infused Water Combinations You Can Try at Home
It has been proven through various studies that you can boost your metabolism just by drinking water. There is, however, another fun, healthy (and fruity) way of drinking this vital source of hydration — flavor-infused water drinks.
20 Nutrition Experts & Foodies Share Their Favorite Pineapple Smoothie Recipes
When you’re craving a taste of the tropics in the cold winter months or on a warm summer day, a pineapple smoothie – made with fresh, juicy pineapples and other tasty summer fruits – is the perfect refreshing treat.
Pineapples make an amazing addition to a variety of smoothies, from tasty paleo smoothies with spinach and avocado to kale smoothies blended with lime, honeydew, coconut oil, and more. Thanks to their natural sweetness, pineapple smoothies are often an excellent smoothie choice for kids, too. Choose a smoothie recipe with Greek yogurt or add a scoop of protein powder to your favorite pineapple smoothie recipe for a boost of extra protein.
Pineapple smoothies make a refreshing anytime treat, but you don’t always have the ingredients on hand or the time to chop and blend a smoothie at home. Stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store for a delicious, done-for-you pineapple smoothie anytime – whether you’re short on time on the morning commute or craving a delicious, easy-to-enjoy treat on your lunch break or a lazy Saturday afternoon. Our Edible® Treats menu includes oh-so-delicious smoothies like refreshing Pineapple & Orange, Strawberry, Pineapple & Banana, and so much more.
For more delicious pineapple smoothie recipes you should try, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say.
Meredith Atwood is an author, former attorney, founder of Swim Bike Mom, 4x IRONMAN triathlete. She is the host of The Same 24 Hours podcast and author of Triathlon for the Every Woman, and upcoming, The Year of No Nonsense (Hachette Books, December 2019).
“My favorite pineapple smoothie recipe is called Spinach Pineapple Blast:
- 2 pineapple rings or ½ cup fresh pineapple
- 1 banana, medium
- 2 c of fresh spinach
- ½ c strawberries
- ½ c of ice
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 scoop favorite protein powder
- Stevia to taste
“Blend until delicious and ready! Makes 2!”
Jamie Bacharach is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Health Coach, as well as the Head of Practice at Acupuncture Jerusalem. Jamie’s travels have taken her across the world as she has learned to synthesize the best of Western and Eastern medicine to the benefit of her patients.
“My favorite pineapple smoothie recipe is the Tropical Pineapple Smoothie:
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple chunks
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
“This smoothie incorporates a few kinds of fruit but the tropical star is pineapple. Pineapple juice and chunks combine to offer a satisfying tropical taste along with a perfect consistency. Best served cold – blend in some ice cubes if none of your fruit is frozen!”
Arthur Ruth is the Vice President of Operations of Memphis Maids, a house cleaning service in Memphis, Tennessee. Our goal is to make everyone happier by creating a healthy and spotless home environment.
“This is my favorite pineapple smoothie recipe. It makes 2 servings:
- 1 cup of pineapple in cubes, frozen
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup of pineapple juice
- 2 tbsp of sugar (optional)
- A touch of nutmeg
- 8 ice cubes
“Put it in a blender and mix it at high speed for a short period.”
Beverly works as a Content Manager for the consumer website MyFoodSubscriptions, with a background in Marketing & Sales Management- and hold an undergraduate degree in psychology and nutrition science.
“Here’s my favorite Pineapple Smoothie With Fresh Yogurt. This delicious pineapple based smoothie blends fresh greek yogurt with pineapple-orange juice concentrate for a fruity flavor that’s easy to prepare and will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. It’s incredibly easy to whip up and low in calories (and gluten-free)!
- 1 cup cubed fresh or drained canned pineapple
- ¼ cup frozen pineapple-orange-juice concentrate
- ¼ cup water
- 2 ice cubes, crushed
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
“Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Serve
immediately or store in fridge.”
Kalev Rudolph is a travel blogger, foodie, and writer for EffortlessInsurance.com. When not exploring abroad, he can be found enjoying the outdoors or cooking new meals.
“Pineapple provides tang, sweetness, and a bright flavor that combines perfectly with almost any fruit. That being said, some recipes truly let this fruit shine.
“For an easy, refreshing and timeless smoothie try this:
- 20 frozen or fresh strawberries (hulled and chopped)
- 8 ounces frozen fresh chopped pineapple
- 3/4 – 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
“This tropical combination will take you straight to a white sand beach with the sun shining and blue waves crashing in front of you, whether you’re in your office, at home or having breakfast in your car on the go.
“The coconut milk adds an almost savory creaminess that keeps this smoothie from heading into sweetness overload. If you go with fresh strawberries and want a thicker consistency, throw some ice in there to taste.
“What’s more, as no dairy is necessary, this is a lactose-intolerant friendly smoothie. Perfect for mornings or a light snack. The added coconut oil makes the texture luscious and offers many health benefits.
“For a Saturday night twist, pour a couple of shots of rum into the blender, kick off your shoes, and enjoy.”
Bree Sheree is a plant-based recipe developer for her blog, Bree’s Vegan Life. She focuses on creating and sharing healthy, whole-foods recipes that don’t compromise on taste. Bree is passionate about helping others live a healthier, more compassionate lifestyle.
“Here is my favorite pineapple smoothie recipe:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberry
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp chia seeds
Tracy Anderson is an editor and blogger for Top Reveal, a site dedicated to helping consumers make smart decisions. She loves testing recipes and gadgets and finding ways to improve our quality of life.
“Pulpy Pineapple Smoothie is my favorite drink to kick start my day. The pineapple is a natural weight-loss food and contains very low calories. It’s the best food to begin your day.
“This recipe is a good source of vitamin C and can help you to improve mental health and reduces inflammation.
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- 1 banana
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- Fresh mint leaves for garnishing
“The process you need to follow:
- Place banana and chopped pineapple in the blender and blend it.
- Add Greek yogurt and frozen banana.
- Blend it until it becomes smooth.
- Take out in a couple of glasses.
- Garnish it with fresh mint leaves.
“The pulpy pineapple recipe is ready to serve.
“The nut-pineapple smoothie is an interesting and low-calorie smoothie that you should try. The cashew nuts and grapes are the secret ingredients of this recipe. The Pineapple is full of fiber and vitamin C while cashews are low-fat content nuts.
“The process you need to follow:
- Place cashews and pineapple in a blender and blend it.
- Add grapes and frozen pineapple.
- Blend it until it becomes smooth.
- Nut-Pineapple Smoothie is ready to serve.”
Renata is a healthy foodie who shares her healthy and delicious recipes on her blog, NourishwithRenata.com. She believes that tasty food should always be good for you, and tests all her recipes on her husband and three kiddos.
“My favorite is my Pineapple Kale Smoothie! This smoothie not only tastes like a tropical vacation, it is also packed with protein, healthy fats, greens and superfoods, to nourish your body. For 4 servings, you can make this smoothie using:
- 2 cups fresh pineapple chopped
- 2 loosely packed cups fresh or frozen kale
- 1 ripe banana halved
- ⅓ cup vegan vanilla protein powder such as Vega Protein and Greens
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp hemp hearts
- 2 cups water or milk e.g., almond milk coconut milk, etc.
- 2 cups ice
“Blend all the ingredients in a high speed food processor till super smooth and creamy. Enjoy straight away!”
Shannon is a Fitness Instructor at GoodLife Fitness Clubs, a High School Physical and Health Education Teacher in Toronto, Canada, as well as a contributor to FitRated.com. She is a certified Can Fit Pro FIS (Fitness Instructor Specialist) and Can Fit Pro Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS).
“As a high school Physical and Health Education teacher and fitness instructor, I’m always on the go. Smoothies are a great way to help me get enough protein and nutrients when I don’t have time to sit down and eat a proper meal. This Tropical Pineapple Protein Smoothie reminds me of being at the beach in Ecuador this past summer.
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup frozen mango
- ½ banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup frozen spinach
- OPTIONAL: 1-2 tbsp fresh cilantro”
Recently retired as a costume specialist in the TV and film industry, Lorna Kring now enjoys blogging on contemporary lifestyle themes. A bit daft about the garden, she’s particularly obsessed with organic tomatoes and herbs, and delights in breaking bread with family and friends.
“Our favorite pineapple smoothie recipe is without a doubt this one, for a delicious Pineapple Coconut Smoothie. It’s easy to prepare with frozen fruit, citrus juice, and dried spices from your spice rack. Plus, it’s dairy free, and packed with vitamin C and antioxidants!
“Dairy-Free Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
“Recipe by Lorna Kring
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 orange
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 generous pinch freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
“In this order, add the coconut milk, lemon and orange juice, honey, spices, and frozen pineapple to a high-speed blender, with the frozen ingredient being added last, furthest from the blade. Blend until smooth, and serve immediately.”
Bracha Goetz is a Harvard-educated author of 38 books to help children’s souls shine: and the candid memoir for adults about overcoming food addictions joyfully: Searching for God in the Garbage.
“Here’s my favorite Pineapple Smoothie Recipe:
- Several chunky pieces of fresh bright yellow pineapple
- Two peeled ripe (soft) bananas, cut into several pieces
- Around 20 almonds
- One cup of water
“Then add to the blended smoothie any of these you would like:
- Around 30 sunflower seeds
- A tablespoon of ground flax seeds
- A sprinkle of cinnamon
- A sprinkle of Himalayan salt or sea salt
- A half cup or a cup of old-fashioned oats, depending on how thick you like your smoothies
“This smoothie keeps you full, energized, and happy all morning long.”
Jillian is the creator behind the successful food blog, Food Folks and Fun. There you’ll find restaurant-quality recipes for the home cook.
“My favorite pineapple smoothie recipe is my Simple Pineapple Smoothie:
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 large banana cut into chunks
“Place all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender, and place the lit on tightly. Blend on HIGH speed until smooth and no large chunks of frozen pineapple remain, about 1 minute. Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve!”
Jovana has been into smoothies and juices for 10 years. She likes plant-based adventures and, as a Head of Running Content at RunRepeat, enjoys the freedom to work remotely, eat when she wants and enjoy the outdoors.
“I’ve been making smoothies for more than 10 years now. Of course, first I got a low-budget blender, but later realized I wanted something more powerful, and now I enjoy a professional blender and all the smoothie goodness it’s able to blend! From fruit and veggies to seeds and nuts. I’ve even worked on developing my own recipes for protein bars and crackers that accompany smoothies well, so they create a complete and highly nutritive meal together.
“Here’s my favorite pineapple-based smoothie recipe:
- 1 pineapple
- 1 banana
- Handful of raspberries
- Handful of blueberries
- Water (1/2 up to 1 cup)
“Peel the pineapple and banana, slice them in cubes and put in the blender.
Add raspberries and blueberries. Berries can be frozen or fresh and based on them you might want to add water. Blend on the highest speed so a banana can give the smoothie foamy texture and raspberries are perfectly blended. If kept in a fridge, make sure you put it in an air-tight container.”
Beth Vazquez is the founder of Recess & Results.
“This recipe is great for all ages and helps make sure your family eats veggies too! Fruits and vegetables are important in reducing the risk of chronic disease, yet 90% of Americans don’t eat the recommended servings (Center for Disease Control). Drink up rest assured you are providing balanced health to your family!
- 1/2 cup organic yogurt (vanilla)
- Handful pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- 1 med frozen banana
- 1/4 cup frozen spinach
- Coconut water (start with 1/3 cup and add to reach desired thickness)
“Add to blender, mix well and enjoy!”
William Chin is a web consultant for Pickfu.com.
“I am an avid smoothie lover and have tried hundreds of different recipes before. Smoothies are one of my favorite types of food due to their nutritional value, taste and ease of creation. One of the BEST pineapple flavored smoothies I have ever tried is ‘Babe Ruth Strawberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie’, from modernhoney.com. There are a number of other yummy smoothies on their website however, this one smoothie is hands down delicious.
“Babe Ruth Strawberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie:
- 1 cup Strawberries
- 1/2 cup Pineapple
- 1 Banana
- 2 cups Orange Juice
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup Spinach optional
- 1 Tablespoon Chia or Flaxseeds optional
“Now, I actually hold back on the orange juice and (down to 1 cup) and increase the spinach (plus .5 cups) and the Greek yogurt (plus .5 cups) because it increases the consistency of the smoothie and gives it a smoother feel on the pallet. It also replaces some of the sweetness with a more grounded earthy flavor. These types of recipes are great for kids in the morning and I’ve found myself replacing coffee with this smoothie because of the amount of energy it packs.”
Nathaniel Lee is a food expert and editor of BeginnerFood.com, a food blog that shows you don’t have to be a gourmet chef to cook a great meal. He focuses on teaching the fundamentals of cooking to create simple and easy recipes that anyone can make.
“My favorite recipe is a Pineapple Green Smoothie. It combines the healthiness of spinach with the tropical flavors of pineapples and oranges. The result is a clean, refreshing drink that can work well as an afternoon snack, or even a meal replacement (especially if you add protein powder into it).
“To make it, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 banana
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 cup ice
- 1 handful blueberries (optional)”
Joanna Wen is the health expert at Spices & Greens where she helps women to eat clean and lean with the healing powers of food.
“I love adding pineapples to my green smoothies as it’s packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants to boost our immune system, along with a balance of sweet and tart flavors.
“Here is my favorite pineapple smoothie recipe:
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 medium banana
- ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
“Add all ingredients to a blender, starting with the leafy vegetables and blend until smooth. Add more liquid if too thick, or add ice to thicken. Makes 2 servings.”
Faleena Hopkins is a national bestselling author whose hit series Cocker Brothers has sold over 750,000 copies worldwide. She also wrote and directed a film last year that just got theatrical distribution, and her Faleena Hopkins Books APP launches this month in both Apple and Google stores.
“My favorite pineapple smoothie recipe is Faleena’s Pineapple Power:
- 1 cup organic pineapple chunks
- 1/4 cup cashews
- Mint leaves finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed meal
- 6-8 ounces unsweetened almond milk
- Place whole mint leaf on top for beauty, to serve
- Even better if you’ve got metal straws”
Wade Brill is a Lifestyle and Mindfulness Coach who supports busy professionals make sustainable self-care a priority so that they can feel more present, productive and empowered.
“I love this smoothie recipe because it feels tropical, refreshing and distracts me from the Fall weather.
“This is a great smoothie to make for a mindful meal in the morning or a light lunch in the afternoon.
“Pineapple Raspberry Smoothie Recipe:
- 1 fresh banana
- 5 chunks of fresh pineapple
- 1 hand full of fresh raspberries
- 2 big hand-fulls of spinach or kale
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup of filtered water or coconut water
- 5 ice cubes
- 2 Tablespoons Great Lakes Collagen protein (omit if vegan and use your favorite plant based protein)
“Place all ingredients except for the collagen protein in a blender and combined until smooth. Add the collagen at the end and pulse a few times to mix evenly. Add more water to make the smoothie more liquid base. I personally like my smoothies to have some body. Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container for 24 hours.”
Shena Jaramillo is a registered dietitian focused on holistic health and wellness, and advocating a plant based diet.
“My favorite pineapple smoothie recipe is the Tropical Oasis Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberry
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
“Blend ingredients. Slowly add water until desired consistency is achieved.”
Next time you’re craving a mouth-watering smoothie, stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store for a delicious, done-for-you smoothie you can grab and go. Choose your favorite combination of ingredients from our Edible® Treats menu for a custom blend of favors that tastes out-of-this-world amazing!
10 Simple Infused Waters That Will Help You Hydrate
While we all know the importance of drinking plenty of water each day, we also know how hard it can be to do — it’s not exactly the most exciting beverage to enjoy. Since water is such a blank slate, however, it’s pretty easy to make it a whole lot more fun.
Rummage through your fridge for some fresh fruit and herbs to add flavor and color and you may never be bored with a pitcher of water again. Here are 10 of our most favorite infusions.
1. Cucumber + Lemon + Lime
This one is equal parts classic and refreshing. Toss a pile of cucumber, lemon, and lime slices into a pitcher of water and you’ll be instantly transported to the spa. Keep in mind the longer it sits, the more pronounced the flavor will become.
2. Strawberry + Basil
Sweet, juicy strawberry slices combined with savory torn fresh basil give water a cocktail-esque vibe (although this is a whole lot more refreshing).
3. Peach + Raspberry
Inspired by the classic dessert of Peach Melba, this one is fruit and fun. Fill your water with peach slices and a few big handfuls of raspberries and get sipping.
4. Grapefruit + Rosemary
We’d say this infused water is the most sophisticated of the bunch. Toss quartered slices of red grapefruit into a pitcher of water with a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary (smashed between your hands first to release their aromatic oils). The rosemary flavor can become very strong over time, so once you get to the ideal flavor level (check after about 30 minutes) you can toss the sprigs.
5. Orange + Blueberry
Tangy blueberries pair well with juicy citrus. Combine orange slices with a few handfuls of blueberries for an extra-colorful, sweet-tart water.
6. Mixed Berries + Mint
All the berries. Fill your water with handfuls of raspberries, blackberries, and sliced strawberries, along with some torn fresh mint leaves, and enjoy this one’s refreshing sweetness.
7. Watermelon + Kiwi
It’s hard not to smile when sipping this infused water. Just load your pitcher up with chunks of watermelon (seedless will be easier to sip) and slices of kiwi.
8. Cantaloupe + Honeydew + Lime
A mix of chunks of cantaloupe and honeydew melon are so sweet and juicy, they don’t need much else, but lime slices add some bright tartness.
9. Pineapple + Ginger + Mint
Chunks of pineapple lend tropical vibes to the bracing combination of slices of fresh ginger and torn fresh mint leaves.
10. Mango + Strawberry
Sweet chunks of mango are a perfect pair to juicy, candy-like sliced strawberries. This is one everyone can agree on and one of our favorites to share with this kids.
Do you infuse your waters? Do you have a combination we need to try?
Senior Contributing Food Editor
Sheela is the Senior Contributing Food Editor at Kitchn and the author of Mediterranean Every Day: Simple, Inspired Recipes for Feel-Good Food. She received her master's degree from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and is also a Registered Dietitian.
Orange, Blackberry, and Ginger
If you love oranges and berries plus a hint of ginger, then this infused water recipe is for you. Put the following in your pitcher.
· 2-inch ginger piece, peeled, sliced thinly
There are a few important things to keep in mind about the ingredients in this particular recipe. If you want to avoid bitterness in the water, consider removing the orange rind. At the very least, take it out of the pitcher after four hours have passed. You should also remove the blackberries at this time, as they will have gotten soft and start decomposing.
You will notice the same tips whenever similar ingredients appear in other recipes on our list.
How Long Can You Keep Lemon Slices In Water?
If infusing water with lemon, lime, and orange and you haven’t used too many they are okay to sit in the water for up to 24 hours.
If you have used grapefruit or a large amount of citrus fruit remove them from the water after about 6 hours or once your desired flavour has been achieved.
The reason for this is that if you leave a large quantity rind in the water for too long, the bitterness from the rind becomes more pronounced in the water.
Another way to avoid this bitter flavour is to remove the rind before adding the fruit to the water.
Spices for infused water
Fresh ginger root is a concentrated source of active ingredients, with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It helps to soothe and relax the digestive tract and can alleviate symptoms of gastric distress. Ginger also helps promote healthy sweating, which not only boosts metabolism but can also be helpful during cold and flu season. Add thin slices of fresh ginger root to your water for a delicious kick!
Not just for golden milks, thin slices of fresh turmeric are a great addition to infused water. Not only will it turn the water a brilliant yellow, but it brings with it important antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties. Curcumin, the compound in turmeric responsible for its golden color, helps protect the liver from toxins and congestion, lowers cholesterol, reduces menstrual pain, helps with flatulence, and rheumatoid arthritis.
For a warming spice, try adding cinnamon sticks to infused water. Its properties both as a spice and a healing food are attributed to essential oils found in the bark of the cinnamon tree. Cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant, and helps to stabilize blood sugar, and is an efficient metabolism booster. Also, studies have shown that even just the smell of cinnamon enhances concentration and cognitive processing.
- Apple + Cinnamon + Fennel
- Apple + Cinnamon
- Orange + Cardamom + Cinnamon
- Orange + Vanilla + Cinnamon
Drunken Fruit Recipe
Fruit marinated in alcohol is an easy fruit recipe. You can create endless combinations of fresh fruit and wine, spirits or liqueurs.
Use these suggestions as a guide to improvise and create your own using your favorite flavor combinations of fruit and spirits.
Soaking fruit in alcohol is nothing new. Many cuisines have special recipes that may include dried fruit such as raisins, currants and prunes.
These mixtures are often soaked for months and result in a potent brew!
If you want a relatively quick booze laced bowl of fruit follow this general rule of thumb:
About 1 lb of prepared fruit (cleaned and cut into bite-sized pieces) to a scant one cup of liquor.
For smaller portions, use about 1 cup of fruit to 1-2 tablespoons of alcohol.
For a buffet, estimate a 1/2 cup to 1 cup serving of fruit per person
Finish the drunken fruit with citrus zest, herbs or other spices and you will have a simple and sophisticated fruit course.
Wine and fruit is also fantastic as a dessert. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, coconut, chopped nuts or cake.
Flavorings to Use:
Ground Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, cardamom, anise, rosemary, cayenne, black pepper, salt. Start with 1/8 teaspoon of ground spices, taste and add more if desired
Zest: Lemon, orange, grapefruit, lime, tangerine/tangelo. Start with 1/2 tablespoon of zest, add more if desired
Herbs and Spices: Fresh basil leaves, mint or geranium leaves and grated ginger
Good combinations to consider:
Oranges with Brandy or Grand Marnier, nutmeg and orange or lemon zest
Oranges or grapefruit with Port and lemon zest
Strawberries with Kirsch or Marsala and orange zest
Strawberries with Kahlua and toasted almond silvers
Grapes. strawberries, kiwi or pineapple with Brandy or cognac, pinch of nutmeg
Melons, pineapple, papaya, mango or peaches with Champagne or dry white wine and lime zest, pinch of ground clove
- For best results choose soft, fleshy fruits such as strawberries, honeydew, Crenshaw melons, watermelon, seedless grapes, peaches, kiwi, oranges, and grapefruit
- Using a fork, poke a few holes into the fruit pieces to allow the alcohol to marinate throughout. Let the fruit marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Serve chilled
- Use a combination of these fruits for an extra special treat. Make sure the fruit is ripe and sweet. Peel and slice into bite size pieces
- Soaking the fruit in sugar (macerating) for a few hours helps bring out the fruit's sweetness and full flavor. This tip will also boost the flavor of not so sweet or out of season fruit. The sugar will also draw out the fruits' juices, producing a delicious and fragrant syrup with the alcohol
- Unlike cooking with spirits, the alcohol in the fruit will be full strength. Don't forget to make a bowl of fruit without alcohol for strict teetotalers, the kids or expectant mothers.
Chef Inspired Meals at Home
- Ready-to-warm heritage chicken & pork carnitas.
- Corn tortillas.
- Roasted salsa roja, pico de gallo, shredded cheddar, lime crema, cilantro and fresh lime.
- Brown rice & beans.
- Creamy, house made tomato soup.
- Grilled cheese sandwiches with cheddar and mozzarella on sourdough.
- Whole, all-natural, heritage herb and lemon roasted chicken.
- Whipped yukon gold potatoes.
- Blistered haricot verts tossed with lemon and toasted almonds.
- Winter chicory salad with house made fig and balsamic vinaigrette.
- Wagyu steaks seared and resting on a bed of confit garlic and thyme.
- Seared brussels sprouts tossed with a chili maple glaze.
- Crispy fingerling potatoes.
- Salad of celery, fig, fresno, lemon, and parmesan cheese.
- Grilled chicken breast glazed in teriyaki sauce.
- Brown rice fried with carrots, celery, and green onions.
- Salad of cucumber and celery in a sesame rice wine vinaigrette.
- Cabbage, ginger, and carrot slaw dressed in sweet mirin and toasted sesame oil. MEDITERRANEAN MEZE DINNER SERVES 4 75
- All-natural, heritage chicken breast rubbed with yemen spices, roasted and sliced.
- Quinoa tabbouleh salad.
- Cucumber tzatziki spread.
- Chickpea hummus.
- Tomato, cucumber & mint salad.
- Charred pita bread.
- Slices of roasted eggplant stacked and layered with fresh basil, grana padano cheese, crispy panko, and house tomato sauce ready to bake in your home oven.
- House made pasta tossed in melted butter and grated parmesan cheese, charred broccoli rabe with lemon and slow roasted garlic puree.
- Make your own tomato bruschetta with tomato and basil salad dressed in a red wine vinaigrette, baked crostini caesar salad with house baked croutons, winter chicory, hard-boiled egg, and crispy parmesan.
- Slow cooked pork loin seasoned with thyme and garlic.
- Roasted brown butter butternut squash, caramelized carrots and parsnips tossed in a honey aleppo glaze.
- Brown rice loaded with parsley, fried rosemary, and sage.
- Kale, apple, and walnut salad tossed in house made lemon mint vinaigrette.
- House made rigatoni tossed in traditional roman style amatriciana sauce garnished with crispy salami bits, olive oil braised chickpeas with olives and rosemary.
- Garlic bread rubbed with slow roasted cloves of garlic and grated parmesan cheese.
- Grain salad of faro, roasted figs, crunchy cress, and a balsamic glaze.
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- Beef bourguignon braised in a rich red wine gravy with caramelized root vegetables.
- Potatoes lyonnaise with caramelized onions
- Roasted wild mushrooms with parsnip puree and parsley
- Local roasted squash soup, crème fraiche, and toasted pepitas.
- Seared cauliflower steaks laid in cashew butter and finished with pickled raisins and parsley.
- Charred broccoli crowns seasoned with grilled lemon and chili.
- Half head of roasted cabbage, seared hard on the grill and dressed in horseradish vinaigrette, garnished with crispy shallots and sliced green onions.
- Ancient grain faro tossed with fresh herbs.
- Small diced green apple salad, dressed in a house made lemon and mint vinaigrette.
- Roasted beets tossed with pickled red onion, herbs and finished with poppy seeds.
Add whipped house made ricotta for $6
- Slow cooked, heritage, all-natural pork shoulder served with a sweet and spicy apple cider glaze.
- Vegan chili made from garbanzo and black beans, roasted tomatoes, onions, chilis, and spices.
- Classic North Carolina coleslaw made from cabbage, carrots, and green apples.
- Charred okra and grape tomato salad full of basil and cilantro, dressed in an apple cider vinaigrette.
- Fresh baked, hand cut southern style buttermilk biscuits.
New Year's Resolution Smoothie Kit
Orders can be placed and picked up anytime during the month of January. Orders will require 36 hours notice.
6 oz strawberry
2 fl oz apple Juice
2 fl oz milk
1 tbsp yogurt
5 oz pineapple
4 oz baby spinach
8 oz baby kale
1 tbsp mint
2.5 oz cucumber
4 oz milk
1 tbsp lemon juice
5 oz pineapple
2.5 oz mango
1 tsp ginger juice
3 oz coco water
3 oz orange juice
4.5 oz strawberry
1 oz blueberry
1.5 oz raspberry
2.5 oz cucumber
4 oz orange juice
2 oz coco water
- Bag of Mi Nina Chips with dipping sauces of Salsa Roja, Guacamole, Cowboy Caviar
- BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders on House Baked Slider Buns with BBQ Sauce, Bread and Butter Pickles, North Carolina Coleslaw
- Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with a Shaved Celery Salad and Blue Cheese Dressing
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- BBQ Beef Brisket
- House Pulled Pork in NC Vinegar Sauce
- Sliced Cheddar Cheese, Grated Queso Fresco
- Assorted House Pickles (B&B, Red Onion, Daikon & Jalapeno)
- Assorted Slaws (Jalapeno & Fennel, North Carolina Apple, Habanero & Onion Slaw)
- Assorted Condiments (BBQ Sauce, Chipotle Aioli, Thousand Island)
- 1 Pack Brioche Buns (6 Buns)
- Potato Salad
- Pasta Salad
Orders can be placed through April 30th. Orders will require 36 hours notice.
- Lamb skewers, herb de provence, honey lavender butter
- Wagyu beef skewers, roasted garlic chimmichurri
- Chicken kebabs, yemen spice rub, lemon yogurt
- Paneer, eggplant, tomato, and onion skewer, green chili tahini
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- Herbed basmati brown rice
- Spring green salad, house made pita
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Our Favorite Fruit Salad Recipes
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Spiked Summer Fruit Salad
Sneak a bit of coconut-flavored rum into this honey-ginger fruit salad and raise your fork for a toast.
Get the Recipe:Spiked Summer Fruit Salad
Fruit Salad with Orange-Vanilla Syrup
If you need a make-ahead dish, a fruit salad is the way to go. As Ree notes after dressing this fruit salad with homemade orange-vanilla syrup, “it only gets better as it sits in the fridge.”
Get the Recipe:Fruit Salad with Orange-Vanilla Syrup
Sangria Fruit Salad
Think pink with Katie Lee&rsquos sangria-inspired take on fruit salad: red grapes, raspberries, strawberries and grapefruit segments are soaked in a rosé wine dressing.
Get the Recipe:Sangria Fruit Salad
Balinese Fruit Salad with Lychee and Coconut Milk
Take inspiration from the tropical destination of Bali with a bevy of island fruits tossed with a refreshing coconut milk-and-lime dressing.
Get the Recipe:Balinese Fruit Salad with Lychee and Coconut Milk
Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad
Great for a summer picnic or packed in a lunch, this colorful fruit salad has a tropical touch thanks to the ginger, lime and toasted coconut. Save the watermelon juice for a refreshing treat!
Get the Recipe:Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad
Wow the crowd with Ree’s eye-catching citrus salad, which calls for a sweet and savory dressing with Dijon mustard, honey, orange juice, champagne vinegar and olive oil.
Get the Recipe:Citrus Salad
Hawaiian Fresh Fruit Salad
Inspired by a trip to Hawaii, Trisha Yearwood uses a mix of berries and tropical fruits with a ginger-lime honey dressing, for what she calls “a tropical vacation on a plate.”
Get the Recipe:Hawaiian Fresh Fruit Salad
Spicy Melon Salad
Giada skip syrups altogether in this recipe and uses melons to build a colorful side salad with arugula, dressed simply with olive oil, lime juice, pequin chiles and sea salt.
Get the Recipe:Spicy Melon Salad
Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Vanilla Yogurt
Ina gussies up fruit salad in a snap with a quick yogurt topping, mixed with good honey and vanilla extract (add vanilla bean seeds if you’re feeling extra fancy).
Get the Recipe:Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Vanilla Yogurt
Winter Fruit Salad
For a flavorful fruit salad in the winter, look to a mix of in-season produce &mdash like citrus, pomegranate and kiwi &mdash and fruits available year-round, like bananas and mangoes!
Get the Recipe:Winter Fruit Salad
Fresh peaches shine in this savory salad with a bright vinegar dressing, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and herbs.
Get the Recipe:Peach Salad
Radiance Fruit Salad
As beautiful as it looks, the real “radiance” in this Ellie Krieger recipe comes from the healthy qualities of the fruit it contains. Cantaloupe, strawberry and kiwi serve as an excellent source of fiber, folate, manganese and potassium, as well as vitamins A, C and K.
Get the Recipe:Radiance Fruit Salad
Dress up a bowl of watermelon with a refreshing lemon-mint syrup, blueberries and a pinch of salt.
Get the Recipe:Watermelon Salad
Quick and Creamy Fruit Salad
Although some fresh fruit is a must, pantry foods of the canned and dried variety are a great addition when fruits are less accessible, or to add texture. Sunny Anderson blends fresh apples and honeydew with canned pineapple and dried cherries in a creamy dressing for an easy fruit salad in just 10 minutes.
Get the Recipe:Quick and Creamy Fruit Salad
Spiced Honey Fruit Salad with Pecans
Sweet meets heat in two ways for Trisha’s fruit salad recipe with spicy roasted pecans and a habanero-infused honey syrup.
Get the Recipe:Spiced Honey Fruit Salad with Pecans
Fruit Salad with Limoncello
Spike your fruit salad in the classiest way with Ina’s limoncello-infused berry and banana salad. Don’t forget a dollop of the bright lemon curd and yogurt topping.
Get the Recipe:Fruit Salad with Limoncello
Apples and oranges might be hard to compare but they pair up perfectly when sliced up for a fruit salad.
Get the Recipe:Apple-Orange Salad
Grapefruit, Onion, and Basil Salad
Giada’s savory grapefruit salad features a bright balsamic dressing, briny olives and refreshing herbs, making it a bright and fresh palate-cleansing dish alongside heavier mains.
Get the Recipe:Grapefruit, Onion, and Basil Salad
Fruit Salad with Spiced Honey and Thyme
Impress your guests with a succulent twist on a traditional fruit salad. Ree flavors her honey-based syrup with star anise and thyme. &ldquoThis is kinda like fruit cocktail but with a really great flavor,&rdquo she says.
Get the Recipe:Fruit Salad with Spiced Honey and Thyme
Tropical Fruit Salad with Ginger Syrup
Bobby mixes up tropical flavors in this colorful salad with mango, kiwi, papaya, pineapple and a ginger-lime syrup.
Get the Recipe:Tropical Fruit Salad with Ginger Syrup
No guac here! Chunks of avocado (also a fruit) add creamy texture and savory flavor to this salsa-like fruit salad with pineapple and mango.
Get the Recipe:Avocado Salad
Cowboy Fruit Salad
This may look like your average fruit salad, but it comes with a cowboy twist thanks to a drizzle of spicy-sweet jalapeno-lime syrup.
Get the Recipe:Cowboy Fruit Salad
FYI, cucumber is actually a fruit (it has seeds!). Here, it joins its fellow fruits to add a refreshing crunch to an otherwise sweet salad with a drizzle of jalapeno, lemon and honey dressing.
Get the Recipe:Fruit Salad
Pineapple-Citrus Salad with Coconut
Enjoy a tart fruit trifecta with grapefruit, oranges and pineapple slices &mdash plus a dollop of creamy cottage cheese to help balance out flavors.
Get the Recipe:Pineapple-Citrus Salad With Coconut
Thanksgiving Fruit Salad
Seasonal fall fruits marinated in a bright citrus, herb and spice syrup make a fresh way to finish off any meal. The longer the fruits marinate, the deeper the flavors of the dish.
Get the Recipe:Thanksgiving Fruit Salad
Mexican Honeydew Salad
Classic Mexican ingredients &mdash lime juice, jalapeno, ancho chili powder and cotija cheese &mdash help liven sweet bites of honeydew with a flavorful blend of sour, spicy and salty accents.
Get the Recipe:Mexican Honeydew Salad
Apple and Orange Marmalade Salad
Orange marmalade, almond extract and dried cherries make a deliciously perfumed and slightly sweet dressing for this dessert salad.
Get the Recipe:Apple and Orange Marmalade Salad
Strawberry Fruit Salad with Rhubarb Simple Syrup
In this spring-centric recipe, a sweet and tart rhubarb syrup marries perfectly with the flavors of fresh strawberries, blackberries, basil and mint. Tip: Save any leftover syrup to use in a homemade soda or cocktail!
Get the Recipe:Strawberry Fruit Salad with Rhubarb Simple Syrup
There’s no need to bake for the dessert course. Instead, serve up a party-ready platter with a variety of citrus fruits, sliced into eye-catching cross sections and dressed with a lemon-vanilla syrup.
Get the Recipe:Citrus-Vanilla Salad
Honey Fruit Salad
Top this sweet, berry-filled salad with chopped pistachios for an added layer of crunch.
Get the Recipe:Honey Fruit Salad
A fruit salad by any other name tastes just as sweet. In his fruit salsa recipe, Aaron Sanchez mixes diced kiwi, mango and papaya with orange juice and mint for an easy dish that’s extra scoopable.
Get the Recipe:Fruit Salsa
Citrus Blueberry Salad with Almond Relish and Minted Sugar
Bobby’s citrus salad is the perfect make-ahead dish for brunch. Macerate segmented grapefruits and oranges in a honey-ginger syrup for at least an hour before serving with a streusel-like topping of almonds, mint and sugar.
Get the Recipe:Citrus Blueberry Salad with Almond Relish and Minted Sugar
Zipper Bag Fruit Salad
Ree&rsquos zipper bag fruit salad is easy enough to make that even the kids can get involved. Simply add apple jelly and water in a resealable plastic zipper bag, spoon in your favorite fruit and seal and shake up the bag to mix everything together.
Get the Recipe:Zipper Bag Fruit Salad
Grapefruit Salad with Honey-Mint Dressing
Keep things simple but flavorful, Bobby Flay-style, by dressing grapefruit segments up with a mix of honey and fresh mint.
Get the Recipe:Grapefruit Salad with Honey-Mint Dressing
Spicy Lime Melon Salad
Sweet melon slips easily into a savory role once more in a side salad made with hearts of palm, serrano chile and scallions.
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