Probiotic & Enzyme-Rich Fruit Salad
- 16 oz of your favorite yogurt (e.g., coconut or Greek yogurt)
- 1-2 capsules of Organixx Enzyme 17 (formerly called P3E), opened (optional)
- 5-6 cups of your favorite fruit, diced
- 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
- 1 apple chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 orange cut into pieces (about 1 cup)
- Zest of 1 orange (about 1 teaspoon)
- Toasted Cinnamon Cayenne Nut Topping (see recipe below) OR granola, toasted shredded coconut, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, pecans, etc.
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut & Toasted Cinnamon Cayenne Nut Topping
- ½ cup nuts of choice (e.g., walnuts, almonds, cashews)
- 1 Tablespoon organic grade B maple syrup (or your favorite liquid sweetener)
- ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
- Pinch of cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference)
- In a skillet over medium heat, add nuts, cinnamon, and cayenne. Toast nuts, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until fragrant. Turn off heat and add in maple syrup. Stir quickly to coat (maple syrup will bubble up, so you need to stir right away to coat evenly). Set aside to let cool.
- Toast shredded coconut over med-low heat in skillet for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Coconut is done when it turns a light brown. Set aside to cool.
- Cut up your fruit and place into a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate smaller bowl, add yogurt, contents of 1-2 P3E capsules, and orange zest. Whisk together well.
- Pour yogurt dressing onto the fruit, using as little or as much as you like. Gently fold together. Top with Toasted Cinnamon Cayenne Nut Topping or other toppings of your choice. Stir and serve immediately. Yum!
Serves 6. Per Serving (based on using coconut yogurt):
Calories: 270.1 | Total Fat: 13.5 g | Total Carbohydrate: 35.1 g | Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g | Protein: 6.6 g
Almonds are a fantastic source of antioxidants that protect against oxidative stress which can contribute to inflammation, aging, and diseases like cancer.
Apples cleanse the colon of bacteria, viruses, yeast, and mold. They also support the liver, digestive tract function, and brain health.
Blueberries (especially wild) are among the foods highest in antioxidant power. They support healthy cellular function and triglyceride levels. Blueberries also contain a special kind of polyphenol called anthocyanin, which has incredible brain health benefits.
Cayenne pepper is a good source of beta carotene and antioxidants that support the immune system. The key compound in cayenne called capsaicin is also cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, helps prevent kidney stones and speed up metabolism, and has beneficial effects on the GI system.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde that has been found to help ward off Alzheimer’s disease. Look for true cinnamon (Ceylon cinnamon) which has the most health benefits.
Coconut contains lauric acid, which is immune-boosting, antiviral, and antibacterial.
Maple syrup contains a number of minerals including manganese, zinc, calcium, and potassium. It also contains amino acids, antioxidants, and even some anti-inflammatory compounds.
Orange is best known as being a good source of vitamin C but is often overlooked for its other amazing benefits, such as supporting the immune system.
Enzyme 17 (formerly called P3E) is the most cutting-edge and powerful digestive enzyme formula on the planet. It helps clear away undigested protein that rots in the gut, reduces demands on digestive organs to break down and process food, and helps repair damaged intestinal walls.
Walnuts have been found to reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes and may help lower inflammation throughout the body.
Deciding between Greek and regular yogurt? Regular yogurt provides more calcium as it contains the whey. Greek yogurt is thicker, has fewer calories and carbs, more protein, and less sodium and sugar than regular yogurt.