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Mouthwatering Fruity Recipes You Need to Try This Summer


June 24, 2021

A big virtual hug to my fellow fruit lovers!

Before we dive into creative ways fruit can be integrated into your meals, let’s review why fruits are vital to our bodies.

  1. Nutrition: Fruits are suppliers of fiber, potassium, protein, vitamin C, natural sugars, and other nutrients necessary to keep our body healthy, energized, and strong. Scroll through this encyclopedia of different fruits and their benefits to learn more about the specific health benefits of each fruit. Perhaps you no longer need to pay a trip to the pharmacy to stock up on your vitamin supplements, and find yourself at the grocery store instead.

  2. Reduce the risk of diseases: Everyone has confirmation bias— the tendency to believe what we know or do is right. This is a main reason why bad eating habits are difficult to get rid of, leading to the increase in risk of diseases. Luckily, we have fruits, which are scientifically proven to have the power of disease prevention.

Apples, blueberries, and watermelon can be boring if eaten plain. But don't worry— read through this article to discover creative ways fruit can be incorporated into your diet!


1. Fruit Stuffed Meat

Ever tried stuffed turkey on Thanksgiving? This dish has the same idea, and can be made into a tasty Fruit-Stuffed Pork Loin Roast with Peach Glazing dish or a creative Cranberry-Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breasts dish. Both dishes are both full of protein, nutrients, and summer vibes.

2. Tropical Seafood

For seafood lovers, a summer without poké is incomplete. Along with the classic poké bowl topped with salmon, shrimp, avocados, and seaweed, try creative combinations that may open doors to a new paradise. Mangos and peaches are ingredients that are recently gaining popularity, as well as papaya, pineapple, and watermelon, so make sure to give them a try when you get the chance to!

3. Hearty Sandwich

Warm meals can be a challenge on a hot, sunny day. But don't worry, sandwiches are always there to serve as the backup. But a plain sandwich is no longer enough for 2021, is it? Adding some fruit can help you convert the boring P&J or BLT sandwich into a gourmet, luscious, and restaurant-level meal.

You can make two sandwiches small in size to serve as both your meal and your dessert: one with salmon slices, avocados, leafy greens, cream cheese, and pistachios (main course) and another with pear slices, walnuts, nutella, and caramel (dessert). I strongly recommend apple, mango, and berry toppings as well!


1. 100% Watermelon Smoothie

A sweet sick kick for any meal served warm or cold, a smoothie made entirely of crushed watermelon juice is a safe to-go option. At most, a few ice cubes, drops of lemon juice, and mint leaves to elevate its taste are all that you'll need. Read about other delicious 100% fresh fruit smoothies and tips on how to make them here!

2. Dreamy Dragon Fruit Delight

This creative drink is one that's appearance will make it irresistible to reject. The simple recipe is pink dragon fruit juice with Sprite or sparkling water, but adding a few chunks of mango, passion fruit, or your favorite fruit to personalize the drink can make it unique to you! If you are old enough, adding vodka, lime juice, and berries instead of Sprite or sparkling water can turn this drink into a perfect morning cocktail. Check out this website to find inspiration for more unique combinations.

3. Fruit in Milkshakes

You can never go wrong with having fruit in your milkshakes. Different from a smoothie, milkshakes are less heavy and give room for more creativity. Over previous summers, I've stuck to the more classic berry and granola milkshakes as a part of my breakfast or afternoon snack.

This year, I hope to experiment with adding apples, mangoes, and coconuts to my milkshakes and urge you to give it a try as well! You can also top the milkshake with a spoon of ice cream to double the summer spirit.

4. Triple Berry Slushies

Mix ice, your favorite berries, and lemon juice together in a blender and there’s your refreshing summer slushie. A recipe more effective than a fan, air conditioner, and ice packs for cooling off, berry slushies can also help you stay hydrated and energized on a hot afternoon because of the nutrients, water, and natural sugars they contain.

Desserts and pastries

1. Fruit in Ice Cream

Don't get me wrong— I'm a huge lover of vanilla, mint chocolate chip, cookies n' cream, and butter pecan ice cream. But sometimes throwing in a few fruit ingredients can make the ice cream taste even better. Have you ever tried mulberry moose track ice cream or strawberry matcha ice cream?

You can probably devour spoonfuls of them in a matter of minutes! To go even further, follow these simple recipes to make your own ice cream!

2. Yogurt Parfait

Besides the all-time classic combination of strawberries, blueberries, yogurt, and granola, parfaits can rarely go wrong as long as you have fresh ingredients. I recommend trying the creative combination of peaches, blackberries, almonds, and chocolate chunks to add a twist to this never-too-old delicacy.

3. Fruit Cup Treasures

Edible inside-out, these fruit cups are entirely natural and unsweetened with artificial flavors— you guessed it, they're apple skins. A light, baked treat, I love this recipe greatly because it is so customizable. You can bake anything inside the apple cups— nuts, berries, candies, and gummies alike while sprinkling on any toppings you want.

A puff of cream, a swirl of caramel or chocolate, or a pinch of cinnamon on top after the cups are baked will brighten up your day, guaranteed. Get inspired by browsing through other "cup" dessert recipes that are absolute bite-size delights on any summer day.

Get creative with what you eat over the summer, and share your creations with friends and family! It's never too late to try a new recipe and become a foodinista— especially if you are a fruit-lover and have many combinations to experiment with, from meals to drinks to desserts.

Katherine Wang
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Katherine is a second-year college student. A storyteller at heart, she adept at journalism, creative writing, and visual arts. Katherine is also loves coffee and sunsets, and she enjoys hiking and cooking in her leisure time.