Recipe: Breakfast Fruit Salad

Genesis 1:29 – And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you, it shall be for food.

Consecration is designed to bring us closer to God, and the purity of foods eaten during this time reminds me of a modern-day return to Eden.  But, although the process calls u to sacrifice: who said fasting has to be boring?  Start your day with this delicious fruit salad, which can be adjusted according to taste, or to include in-season fruits.   Serves 2. Enjoy! 

One apple (seeded and cubed with skin on)

Two pears (preferably Bosc, seeded and sliced with skin on)

1 cup of fresh pineapple, cut into tidbits

1 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half

5 blackberries, cut in half*

3 tablespoons non-dairy vanilla yogurt*

¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

¼ cup of Pomegranate seeds

Combine apple, pears, pineapple, grapes, and blackberries in a large bowl. Add yogurt and coconut; mix with fruit.  Spoon into serving bowls; top with pomegranate seeds.

*TIPS:  

·         Did you know there are yogurts on the market made without dairy?  Look for yogurt made from almond, soy, or coconut milk.

·         Buy berries and grapes in-season for best flavor and lowest prices and freeze for use later.  

       Photo and recipe: Karen Lascaris