Banana, Peach & Pomegranate Fruit Salad
I know what you’re thinking.
‘Molly, a banana, peach and pomegranate fruit salad has no business flaunting it’s delicious summery flavours around the blog now that Autumn is upon us.’
And… I know, I know. You’re probably right. But I couldn’t resist posting this- it’s just too damn delicious to not be shared.
Think of it as one final hurrah to summer- not that I’ve had much of one, mind you. I was in Glasgow for most of it, indoors at my dining room table, writing a research paper and revising for exams. The rest of it was spent in New Zealand, where I was greeted with a bracing winter- rain and snow included! But it was summer nonetheless, and now it’s over. So this fruit salad is my way of saying goodbye before I start to embrace all the warm, root vegetable-y, pumpkin-y autumn goodness.
Ahhhhh, I can’t wait!!
Fruit salad is a bit of a throwback meal for me. It’s one of those things I can remember eating in abundance as a kid, and even learning how to make. For all my British readers: were you ever in the Girl Guides? I was in the Brownies, which was the group for girls aged 7-10. We had to complete a range of different challenges from the Brownies book in order to earn badges. One of the challenges I chose to do was make a fruit salad. I remember feeling so pleased with myself when I finished it! Luckily my culinary skills have come on a little since then.
For more fruity recipes check out this raspberry and nectarine protein smoothie or this mango, papaya and raspberry breakfast parfait!
My mum also used to buy those tinned fruit cocktails for me to have for a healthy dessert as a kid. It was often served with vanilla ice cream to keep me happy- but I absolutely loved the fruit cocktail, especially picking out the cherries. Oh, good times! It’s so funny to think about the little things that made you happy as a kid, and to remember the things you used to eat. I don’t know about you, but my diet today has absolutely transformed from the things I used to eat back then. I think this is in part due to my desire to live as healthily as I can, but also largely due to the fact that healthy, delicious food is so much more the norm these days- and so easy to get your hands on! There’s a long way to go of course, but it’s great to see that awareness of how we fuel our bodies is increasing.
With that in mind, can we talk about this banana, peach and pomegranate fruit salad? It’s really quite a sassy little fruit salad even if I say so myself. There’s the delicately creamy bananas, fresh, zingy peaches, and a delightful little crunchy pop of flavour from the pomegranate kernels. Not to mention the dressing- the bitter, citrus-y grapefruit and spoonful of honey balance each other perfectly.
This fruit salad is perfect for breakfast, served with some yogurt for a little protein boost, or even as an afternoon snack. Alternatively it’s just as delicious on it’s own for a healthy dessert that satisfies that sweet tooth we all know and love.
One super important note, though- this fruit salad needs to be eaten within a few hours of preparation- otherwise the banana will do that annoying thing bananas love to do and go brown and mushy when left exposed in the fridge for any length of time. Therefore I’d suggest making it just before eating.
And that’s it! Hope you love it!
- 200g banana, diced
- 150g peaches, peeled and chopped or peeled and sliced into segments
- 1 pomegranate
- 50ml fresh grapefruit juice
- 2tsp honey
- Combine the fruit by stirring together in a bowl, then set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the grapefruit juice and honey.
- Pour the grapefruit and honey dressing over the fruit, stir, and serve immediately*.
- *This fruit salad must be eaten on the day as the banana will not keep well in the fridge.
- Protein: 2.5g
- Carbohydrate: 38g
- Fat: 0.5g
- DISCLAIMER: All macronutrient totals are accurately calculated based on the specific products I used. These totals may vary slightly depending on what brand supplier you use in the case of packaged goods. Therefore, all macronutrients given here are provided as a guideline only.