Fruit Fun

For a healthy and naturally sweet treat this Christmas why not have some fun and make these fruit santas, fruit gifts or watermelon christmas trees! They look fabulous displayed on Christmas day and lots of fun for the kids too. 

Nourish 101:

  • Being naturally sweet, fruit is a much healthier option for sweets instead of puddings and cakes filled with refined sugar. 
  • Fruit also contains beneficial vitamins and minerals. 

Recipe:

Fruit Santas

Ingredients:

  • 10 Green Grapes
  • 1 small banana, peeled and sliced into 1/2cm rounds
  • 10 small Strawberries, tops removed 
  • 10 fresh Red Currants 
  • Toothpicks

Method:

  1. Put together your fruit santas by threading grapes through toothpick followed by a piece of banana, strawberry and top with a fresh red currant. 
  2. Keep in refrigerator until ready to eat.

Recipe Tips:

  • If you don’t have red currants you can also use blueberries.

Fruit Gifts

Ingredients:

  • 1/8 Watermelon 
  • 1/8 Honeydew Melon  
  • Fresh Cherries 
  • Toothpicks

Method:

  1. Cut your watermelon and honeydew melon into even squares. 
  2. Thread alternative coloured pieces through toothpicks and top with a fresh red cherry. 

Recipe Tips:

  • You can also use dragon fruit, rockemelon or pineapple.

Watermelon Xmas Trees 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 small Watermelon 

Method:

  1. Cut your watermelon into triangles. Cut green edge and skin off bottom of watermelon wedge leaving approx 2-3 cm in centre to create a ‘tree trunk’

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve as a fun holidays snack or nibble or for after dinner sweets. 

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