Strawberry, Kiwi, Cucumber Yogurt Bowl
- 5-6 large strawberries, chopped
- 2 kiwis, chopped
- ½ cup chopped cucumber
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- Juice of ½ lime (about 2 teaspoons)
- 1-inch fresh ginger, minced
- ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
- 2 cups (16 oz) plain yogurt
Optional toppings: granola, toasted coconut, chopped nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc.
- In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients except the yogurt.
- Serve over your favorite yogurt with desired toppings and enjoy!
- You can store the fruit medley in a covered dish in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Serves about 4. Per serving (based on using 6 strawberries):
Total Fat: 4g
Total Carbohydrate: 10g
Dietary Fiber: 12g
Ceylon Cinnamon is also known as Cinnamomum verum or true cinnamon. It has a lighter, sweeter flavor and more health benefits than the more common Cassia cinnamon found in most grocery stores.
Cucumbers help keep you hydrated, flush out toxins, and provide many health-boosting vitamins and minerals. Cucumbers also help protect the body against constipation and kidney stones and help control blood pressure.
Ginger is a potent aromatic herb and a good natural source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. According to the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, ginger strengthens the immune system by helping to break down toxins in the body’s organs, thereby cleansing the lymphatic system.
Kiwi fruit helps remove toxins from the intestinal tract, which can improve your immune system and metabolism. Kiwi is also a good source of a protease enzyme called Actinidin, which helps break down protein so your body can better absorb it.
Raw honey is a good source of many vitamins and is rich in antioxidants. Its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve overall immune function.
Strawberries were first cultivated in ancient Rome and now rank as the world’s most popular berry fruit. Studies show that strawberries are beneficial for both brain and heart health. Tip: Look for organic or no-spray berries as strawberries consistently rank on the “Dirty Dozen” list of produce with the highest levels of pesticides.
Most dairy-free yogurts are made with either coconut, almonds, cashews, soy, flaxseed, or oats as the base. Look for brands that are organic and check the label to ensure sugar isn’t one of the top 3-5 ingredients.