Friday, 25 May 2012

Fruit Salad With A Touch Of Pepper

Fruits are nature's best ready made snacks according to me. A person who is on a diet should take a bowl of fruit salad to supplement the nutrition he/she loses from the diet control. Also people who want to have a clean skin and stomach should have only fruits for continuously three days to cleanse the body and get rid of impurities. Kids make a fuss to eat breakfast or even eating a single fruit will make them bored, fruit salads are the best way to make a fussy kid get all kinds of nutrition. Here in this recipe I have given it a touch of pepper that gives a nice flavor and helps to ease digestion and improve intestinal problems, since some fruits like apples are hard to digest and can make you upset or feel bloated. It is very delicious and provides all the necessary vitamins, minerals required, in a single bowl. So here goes the delicious preparation.





INGREDIENTS
(Serves 2 bowls)

  1. Apple - 1 
  2. Orange - 1 
  3. Mango - 1 
  4. Pomegranate kernels - 1/2 cup 
  5. Banana - 1/2 (optional) 
  6. Powdered Figs - 1 spoon (See tip 4)
  7. Pepper powder - 1/4 spoon 
  8. Raw mango powder/Amtur powder - 1/4 spoon (optional)
  9. Honey - 2 spoons 
  10. Fresh cream - 2 spoons  

PREPARATION METHOD
  • Chop all the fruits into smaller pieces and set aside.
  • Crush a few orange pieces and squeeze the juice form it and set aside. (2 spoons will do). This is an optional step.
  • In a large bowl add the chopped fruits, Pomegranate kernels, fig powder, pepper powder, raw mango powder, honey, squeezed orange juice and toss well.
  • Serve in small serving cups.
  • Top up with cream and a pinch of pepper before serving if you wish.

TIP 1: Raw mango powder gives a tangy flavor which gives a twist to the salad. But if it is not available you can add a spoon of lemon juice to it. 

TIP 2: You can also add mayonnaise to the salad, it will be yummier.

TIP 3: Add other fruits according to your wish. 

TIP 4: Figs powder/Powdered figs is nothing but ground figs. I have ground some figs and have stored them for using it in milk, salads, and other recipes. They are so healthy, iron rich and good for kids and women. Add a spoon of this in all your preparations as possible. 



Yummy fruit salad is now ready!! A bowl of chilled fruit salad with two slices of toast will fill your tummy!!

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And a beauty tip from the waste product of this fruit salad; 


Do not throw away peeled orange skins. You can make a skin nourisher and cleansing liquid using it!!

How to prepare?
  • In a saucepan, boil water. (I did not need boiling water, the tap water was already boiling due to the hot summer here in India!! :( Oh dear)
  • Meanwhile tear the orange skins into medium sized pieces and set aside.
  • Pour the hot water to it and leave it soaked for 6 hours.
  • Strain the water and collect this liquid in a clean glass bottle.
  • Store in refrigerator for future use.
How to use?
  • Before leaving your house for parties or office or anywhere, just take a spoon of this orange cleansing liquid and apply on your face and neck.
  • Wash after 10 minutes. 
  • Your skin will glow in just a few days.
Highlights;
  1. Nourishes your skin with Vitamin C.
  2. Gives a fair and glowing complexion. 
  3. Cleanses the face within minutes and gets rid of dirt.
Do not use if;
  • You are allergic to citrus fruits.
  • Have pimples? Don't use orange flavored or any citrus flavored creams or liquids, some say that they cause more break outs on skin. Am not sure.
Hope you liked the tip :)

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53 comments:

  1. Nice fruit salad and thanks for sharing the beauty tips.

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    1. Thank you Shobha :) Try the tip it works!!

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  2. Nice fruit salad and useful info.. but I am too lazy :-)

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    1. Thank you Radha :) Ha ha ha.. I was a lazy girl too but before marriage, now have improved a lot!!

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  3. Fruit salad with peppery touch ... Wow name itself attracts dear... N thanks for sharing the beauty tip... Won't throw any orange skins....

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    1. Thank you so much Akila :) Yeah Akila the pepper tasted well with the salad and try the tip it works well :)

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  4. Never add pepper to fruit salad..Sounds interesting..

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    1. Thanks Tina :) Try it next time when you make fruit salads, am sure you will like it :)

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  5. very nice post..i love fruit salad..bt lazy to prepare..if some one make it for me then its double yum..:)

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    1. Thank you Preethi!! Are you married?? if so you can't use laziness as excuse.. :) I was lazy until I got married :)

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  6. Lovely salad and excellent tips with the orange peel.

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  7. Pepper adds a nice zing to the salad, looks delicious and I liked the beauty tip at the end..

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    1. Thank you so much :) Yeah Hema pepper really gives an awesome flavor..Do try some day :)

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  8. very healthy fruit salad.loved the addition of fig powder in it,really a innovative idea.and yes your beauty tip is really very useful.will surely try this:)

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    1. Thank you so much :) The powdered figs gave good flavor too!! Do try the orange peel tip and let me know the feedback.. :)

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  9. nice fruit salad. nice way to use orange peels.

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  10. Excellent super delicious salad, full of flavours.

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  11. nice salad.. should try this once..

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    1. Thank you Poorni..Do try and let me know the feedback..Am sure you will love it :)

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  12. nice n lovely salad...orange peel is new twist!

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    1. Thank you Subhie :) Try the tip it works !!

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  13. very nice fruit salad.....beauty tip too.....
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  14. nice......healthy salad........i love the beauty tip!gonna try it out:)

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    1. Thank you Simran :) Do try the tip :)

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  15. yummy..I am going to make it this weekend...http://megdeliciousadventures.blogspot.in/

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    1. Hi Meghana, thank you so much :) Try and let me know the feedback!!

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  16. i too love adding pepper to my fruit salad...looks yumm!!
    Spicy Treats

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    1. Thank you Sandgeetha, pepper adds a nice punch to the fruits isn't it? :)

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  17. Lovely recipe dear.....bookmarked

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  18. Yummy n healthy salad,your beauty tips are very useful dear.

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  19. Thanx for stopping by my blog...Nice dessert,loved the addition of pepper...

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    1. Thank you so much Vrinda :) Do come back again!!

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  20. Lovely salad and great tips!!

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  21. Very delicious salad,nice useful tips too!!

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  22. OMG, thangai! You kill me with this recipe! I absolutely love it! I'm a fruit fan, I'm crazy about fruit salads in the summer time!

    Kisses

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    1. Hi akka :) Thank you so much!! Try this one am sure you will love it :)

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  23. Looks yum

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  24. pepper in salad is wow... and the tip, thanks a lot.. now I know what to do with the orange skin...

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    1. Thank you so much Sojo and do try the tip :)

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  25. i hate salad but the tough of pepper is excellent.. hope i will surely like this..

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    1. Try it and say if you have started to love fruit salads :)

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