Fabulous Fruit Salad

Fabulous Fruit Salad with Vegan Cream Sauce

Yes, this fruit salad is fabulous!  This recipe should probably make about 4 servings (or 8 if you go by the measly serving sizes set by the USDA), but I could almost eat the whole serving bowl myself! This is so good.

Why is this fruit salad fabulous?

1. It is so scrumptious!

2. Fruit!  Fresh fruit!  Whole, fresh fruit contains a perfect package of minerals, vitamins, fiber, enzymes, antioxidants, pectin, and other naturally-occurring “ingredients”.

3. These “ingredients” (above) are very helpful for weight loss.

4. Eating fresh fruit for breakfast has been shown to help prevent overeating later in the day.

5. The sauce! Oh, the absolutely luscious sauce!

6. The best part about this fruit salad: licking out the bowl after you’ve eaten all the fruit.

Fabulous and Flexible Fruit Salad

By far my favorite fruits to use in this salad are blueberries and strawberries (the flavors go so well with the sauce), but other types of fruit work well also.

Wonderful Fabulous Breakfast

Have some of this Fabulous Fruit Salad on top of these Wonderful Waffles and you have a Wonderful Fabulous Breakfast! : )

Fabulous-Fruit-Salad with Vegan Fruit Sauce

Fabulous Fruit Salad

Naturally-sweet, naturally-slimming, fresh fruit and a creamy, vegan sauce make this fruit salad fabulous!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Light Meal
YIELD 4 serving
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups full-fat, canned coconut milk - (one 14-ounce can)
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 banana, fresh or frozen

Fresh Fruit Mixture Options (4 cups total) – see note

  • blueberries
  • sliced strawberries
  • halved grapes
  • sliced bananas
  • sliced peaches

Instructions

  • Place coconut milk, juice concentrate, cashews, salt, and vanilla in blender and blend until smooth. (A heavy-duty blender works best for this recipe; other blenders may not get the mixture smooth enough.)
  • Add banana and blend until smooth.
  • Place fruit into serving bowl, add blender mixture, and gently stir. Serve immediately.

Notes

Fresh fruit works best for this recipe. The exception is frozen strawberries; they taste really good in this salad.
My favorite fruit combo: 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries + 1 1/2 cups sliced frozen strawberries + 1/2 cup sliced fresh peaches + 1/2 cup sliced bananas.
* * * This recipe for Fabulous Fruit Salad  is . . . gluten-free, plant based, oil-free, sugar-free, high in fiber, dairy free, egg-free, vegetarian, vegan, and made from real, whole foods.

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13 Comments

    1. Hi Alexia,
      You could also use grape juice concentrate, but I prefer the pineapple juice concentrate because it balances out the cashew and coconut flavors.

      If you don’t have either of those, you might try some other sweetener, but I’ve never experimented with anything other than juice concentrate, so I’m not sure how it would turn out.

      Hope you enjoy!

      Jennifer

  1. Since this is a salad I am making for a morning holiday brunch would I be able to make the sauce ahead of time (the night before?)

    Thank you. It looks delicious.

    1. Hi Elizabeth. Yes, you can make the sauce ahead of time. It may separate a little as it’s in the refrigerator, but just give it a quick stir and your set.
      I hope your brunch goes well.
      Jennifer

  2. Sorry to trouble you again Jennifer, but I have tried to get the pineapple frozen juice concentrate from two supermarkets now–Stop and Shop and Star Market. Neither store has it and I was told at Stop and Shop that they used to carry it years ago but no longer.

    Do you think I could for example, buy canned pineapple chunks in juice and put it through a blender and then freeze it?

    I am eager to try this salad for my upcoming brunch but wonder what to do about the frozen juice concentrate.

    1. Hi Elizabeth. I’m sorry you weren’t able to find the pineapple juice concentrate at your local grocery store. I actually tested the recipe using pineapple in juice and it turned out bland. It really needs the flavor and sweetness that the concentrate gives it.
      I also tried it with orange juice concentrate, but the flavor wasn’t so great.
      Does your grocery store carry any juice medley, like orange pineapple juice concentrate? Or orange mango pineapple juice concentrate? Those will work okay.
      Another option is to ask your grocery store to carry the pineapple juice concentrate. I’ve made special requests like this often, and most stores are happy to accommodate.
      Best wishes!
      Jennifer

      1. Hello Jennifer,

        Thanks again for your very prompt reply. I will try to locate a juice concentrate medley.
        You are great at getting back to your readers and aspiring cooks.

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