Salade de fruits

Sometimes a simple and versatile recipe is practical!

Varieties of fruit salad are endless and match the seasons and countries.

Some consider the fruit salad a dessert, but for me it can be served as a breakfast, a snack or a side component.

What I prefer is to create it so as to have different textures (crunchy, smooth), different flavors (astringent, sweet, tart) and different colors.

Adding fresh herbs and spices gives it an undeniable punch!

As an example, to give you an idea, here is my today’s variation …

  • 1 pear, peeled
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 tangerines, peeled
  • 125g frozen fruits of the forest
  • 1 fillet of maple syrup
  • 5ml of vanilla extract
  • 1 fillet of balsamic vinegar

  1. Cut all fruits, except the frozen ones, in small portions (small cubes).
  2. Put in a bowl and pour the syrup, vanilla and vinegar and mix.
  3. Serve immediately.
  4. Store in an airtight container for 1 day in the refrigerator.

And you, what is your favorite version?

In health,

Chantal


Parfois une recette simple et versatile, c’est pratique!

Les variantes de salade de fruits sont infinies puis s’accordent aux saisons et aux pays.

Certains considèrent la salade de fruit comme un dessert mais, pour moi, elle peut très bien être servie au déjeuner, comme collation ou comme garniture.

Ce que je préfère est de la composer de façon à avoir différentes textures (croquant, moelleux), différentes saveurs (astringent, sucrée, acidulée) et différentes couleurs.

Ajouter des herbes fraîches et des épices lui confère un punch indéniable!

Comme exemple, pour te donner une idée, voici ma variante d’aujourd’hui…

  • 1 poire, pelée
  • 1 pomme granny smith
  • 1 banane, pelée
  • 2 mandarines, pelées
  • 125g fruits des bois congelés
  • 1 filet de sirop d’érable
  • 5ml d’extrait de vanille
  • 1 filet de vinaigre balsamique
  • —-

  1. Couper tous les fruits, sauf les fruits des bois congelés, en petites portions (petits cubes).
  2. Mettre dans un bol et verser le sirop, la vanille et le vinaigre puis mélanger.
  3. Servir immédiatement.
  4. Se conserve dans un plat hermétique 1 jour au réfrigérateur.

Et toi, quelle est ta version préférée?

Santé!

Chantal

Breakfast Oatmeal Smoothie déjeuner au gruau (avoine)

Fatigue, anemia, menstrual pain, menopause, stress, libido …

This smoothie contains a Peruvian root with multiple virtues; Maca.

Maca is rich in calcium and potassium, iron, iodine, copper, manganese and zinc as well as fatty acids: alpha-linolenic acid, palmitic acid and oleic acid, and 19 amino acids. Added to this are selenium and magnesium, and polysaccharides.

It is often used to increase fertility and sexual stamina, to reduce the symptoms of menopause, to stimulate the immune system, to tone the body and to relieve stress.

Here are all the reasons to add a little in my smoothie this morning!

I used …

400ml homemade almond milk

30ml cooked oatmeal (oatmeal)

1 banana

5ml of cinnamon

5ml of maca powder

I blended all the ingredients and that’s all!

In health,

Chantal


Fatigue, anémie, douleurs menstruelles, ménopause, stress, libido…

Ce smoothie contient une racine péruvienne aux multiples vertus ; La maca.

La maca est riche en calcium et en potassium, fer, iode, cuivre, manganèse et zinc ainsi que des acide gras : Acide alpha-linolénique, acide palmitique et acide oléique, et 19 acides aminés. A cela s’ajoute du sélénium et du magnésium, et des polysaccharides.

Elle est souvent utilisée pour accroître la fertilité et la vigueur sexuelle, pour réduire les symptômes de la ménopause, pour stimuler le système immunitaire, pour tonifier l’organisme et pour soulager le stress.

Voilà toutes les raisons pour en ajouter un peu dans mon smoothie ce matin!

J’ai utilisé…

400ml de lait d’amande maison

30ml d’avoine cuite (gruau)

1 banane

5ml de poudre de maca

5ml de cannelle

J’ai passé tous les ingrédients au blender. C’est tout!

Santé!

Chantal

Almond Gingerbread Smoothie

Almond milk, almond butter, banana, gingerbread spice mix.

This is a lighter version of my gingerbread smoothie. See here for the other one!

The almond milk gives a thinner feel in the mouth and is lighter in terms of calories as opposed to my other gingerbread smoothie which is made with full fat coconut milk.

It does contain half a day’s recommended intake of vitamin E and a significant amount of calcium.

This version is great for a light breakfast or a light snack.

To make, use

350ml of homemade unsweetened almond milk

15ml of almond butter

1 banana

2 to 5ml of gingerbread spice mix

Put all in a blender and mix. Enjoy!

In health,

Chantal

Gingerbread Smoothie

Banana, oatmeal, coconut milk, gingerbread spice mix, water.

For me, Holiday season goes hand in hand with gingerbread spices. It makes me think of gingerbread houses that I use to make with mom or the neighbours. I was always impatient to break the cookies and eat them! I don’t anymore but I love healthy alternatives that brings back great and comforting memories.

One of the alternative that I appreciate is this super simple gingerbread Smoothie.

In your blender, pour

200ml of full fat coconut milk

200ml of water

1 banana

30-40g of already made oatmeal (optional)

10ml (or more if you like!) of gingerbread spice mix *

And blend until smooth. Enjoy!

In health,

Chantal

Gingerbread spice mix

*to make gingerbread spice mix you need

30ml of ground ginger,

30ml of ground cinnamon

10ml of ground cloves,

10ml of ground nutmeg

Mix and store in airtight container.

Coconut Yoghurt, fruits and nuts

This homemade coconut Yoghurt is topped with a banana, a mandarine, some pomegranate, soaked almonds, pecans, flax and hemps seeds and pumpkin spices.

Take a look here for more on the homemade coconut Yoghurt.

Soaked almonds get activated thus having more enzymes. They are easier to digest that way.

They also taste way better! With these fruits and spices, no need to add any sugar. It’s balance is perfect 👌