During this time of year there is nothing refreshing than a juicy, colorful, fragrant and delicious fruit salad, a light dish, full of vitamins, ready in no time. All you need is your favorite fruit in the refrigerator and the recipe for the delicious dressing that I will share with you today, which contains honey, juice of lime and chia seeds.
The fruits I chose for this recipe is mangoes, strawberries and kiwi. Mango has a high nutritional value; it is rich in fiber and satiates us without loading us with too many calories. It is also rich in beta carotene, lycopene (both are powerful antioxidants), vitamins C and A, as well as many of the B vitamins, calcium and magnesium. It contains complex carbohydrates, which help to boost metabolism and burn more calories. Choose mangoes that are “tight”, but softened when pressed. The skin should be smooth and the color should be starting to change from green to yellow, orange or red.
Strawberries, beyond containing valuable antioxidants, protect the eyes and contribute to proper protection from high blood pressure, arthritis, gouty arthritis, heart disease, and the proper functioning of the brain. It contains Vitamin C which has anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, strawberries contain aspartic acid, important for boosting the metabolis. Unfortunately strawberries are among the most polluted with pesticides fruit, so it is advisable to stick to organic.
The sour taste of kiwi might not be your favorite, but I think when reading the benefits gained by consuming this fruit, you will change your mind. The kiwi, therefore, protects against asthma and respiratory diseases, preventing asthmatic attacks, especially in children. It combats cardiovascular disease, protecting against creating “plates” on the walls of arteries. It has anticancer activity due to large quantities of flavonoids and carotenoids contained and help in digestion, as a very good source of fiber. Kiwi regulates blood pressure due to its rich content in electrolytes and potassium, protects the eyes and strengthens the immune system due to its high content of vitamin C. It is also beneficial for the skin due to vitamin E, combats male infertility due to arginine, which helps in better blood supply of male genital organs, combating major erectile dysfunction. Finally, the large amount of folic acid contained, makes it particularly beneficial for pregnant women as it helps significantly to the development of blood cells of the fetus in the uterus, thus avoiding any genetic abnormalities.
Regarding Chia seeds, read the article Chia seeds, the Aztec food and be surprised by their beneficial properties.
Not just one more fruit salad…
- 1 mango ( a bit ripe), cut into cubes
- 8 strawberries, cut in half
- 2 kiwis, cut into cubes
- 2 tsp. honey
- 3 tsp. tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp. Chia seeds
Since you have already cut the fruits, put them all in a bowl and stir.
Warm the honey slighty, using a hot water bath, so it is easier to stir in the lime juice.
Stir in the lime juice and Chia seeds.
Drizzle the dressing over the fruit salad and toss.
0.3g Saturated fat
Nutritional Facts per Serving
You can, once again, be creative and make your own fruit combination. This dressing fits in every combination you think about. I hope you’ll enjoy it!