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    Low calorie breakfast fruit salad served in a white bowl, topped with yogurt and mint.
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    This easy breakfast fruit salad is sweet, healthy, and is perfect for busy mornings! It’s super versatile – you can use any fruit you like, and it works great as a quick breakfast, a brunch side dish, an afternoon snack, or even a healthy dessert! It’s vegan, gluten free and kid friendly. The best part? It’s ready in less than 15 minutes!

    Low calorie breakfast fruit salad served in a white bowl, topped with yogurt and mint.

    Mornings just got sweeter with this delicious breakfast fruit salad recipe! Fresh blueberries, strawberries, oranges and grapes come together with a light honey-orange sauce to create a healthy easy recipe to start the day.

    Thanks to the natural sweetness of the fruit, this low calorie fruit bowl tastes like dessert but has only about 3-4 grams of added sugar (and only about 120 calories) per serving!

    This heart healthy fruit salad recipe is easy to customize based on whatever fruit is in season, and works great as a side dish or a main meal.

    Serve it all on it’s own, or alongside dishes like this silken tofu scramble, baked oats without banana, avocado toast with honey, or these vegan coconut flour pancakes for a bigger breakfast spread! You can even use it as a topping for this healthy caramel ice cream for dessert!

    👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

    • Packed with fantastic flavors
    • Super easy fruit salad recipe
    • Vegan and gluten free
    • Heart healthy, low fat, low calorie
    • Great way to get a bunch of vitamins and nutrients in one meal
    • Works as a healthy breakfast, great side dish, or healthy snack
    • Easy to customize!
    • Best breakfast fruit salad ever!

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    🥘 Ingredients

    This homemade fruit salad requires simple ingredients easily found at any grocery store! Here’s what you need:

    Ingredients for healthy breakfast fruit salad recipe on a white background.
    • Fruit! We used fresh strawberries, blueberries, mandarin orange segments, and green grapes, but you can use any fruit you like. If you can’t find green seedless grapes, red grapes will also work in this breakfast fruit bowl.
    • Honey, Orange Juice: This is your delicious fruit salad dressing. Any fruit juice will work in place of the orange juice if you want to change things up.
    • Yogurt: Adds some protein and makes the yogurt dressing a lot creamier when combined with the honey and orange juice. You can use any type of yogurt – Greek yogurt, vegan yogurt, plain whole milk yogurt, etc.

    🔪 Instructions

    Prep Your Fruit: Cut all of the fruit you’re using (fresh berries, mandarin oranges, grapes) into bite sized pieces and place in a bowl.

    Grapes, oranges and strawberries mixed in a mixing bowl.

    Add Dressing To Mixed Fruit Bowl & Rest: Combine your cut fruit, honey and orange juice in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Let your morning fruit salad sit for at least 1 hour in the fridge so that the flavors combine.

    Blueberries, grapes, oranges and strawberries mixed in a mixing bowl.

    Serve This Morning Fruit Bowl: Add your favorite toppings before serving this low fat fruit salad!

    Low calorie fruit salad tossed in a white bowl.

    💭 Expert Tips

    • Use the freshest, best quality fruit available to you, ideally fruit that’s in season for this low calorie fruit salad.
    • For best results, don’t skip the resting time. Let the mixed fruit sit in the fridge for an hour, to allow the natural sweetness to emerge and for it to chill. The longer the better!
    • If you choose to add banana, add it right before serving. Many fruit salad recipes will have sliced ​​banana as one of the ingredients. You can add banana to this low calorie fruit bowl, but I don’t recommend adding it until you’re just ready to serve the salad, as it will get musky and slightly brown as it sits in the fridge.
    • Cut your fruit into similar sized pieces. This will allow each of the fruits to soak up the dressing evenly, and makes it easier to eat.
    • Feel free to double or triple this recipe to make this breakfast fruit salad for a crowd!

    📖 Variations

    • Choose Different Toppings: Try fresh herbs like fresh mint or basil, spices like a hint of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, a drizzle of vanilla extract or almond extract, lime juice, lemon juice, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, or even some chopped nuts in this low calorie fruit salad recipe.
    • Try Different Fruit: Thanks to the versatility of this salad, you can enjoy it any time of year! Here are the fruits I’d recommend using depending on which season you’re making this gluten free fruit salad:
      • Winter: Grapefruit, Oranges, Tangerines, Banana
      • Spring: Apricots, Avocado, Mango, Pineapple, Strawberries
      • Summer: Blackberries, Blueberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Raspberries, Kiwi
      • Fall: Apples, Cranberries, Figs, Grapes, Pears, Pomegranate Seeds
    • Make It Sugar Free: To make a sugar free fruit salad for breakfast, you can remove all the added sugars by omitting the honey and orange juice, and switching it out for a sugar free maple syrup instead!
    • Add Protein: If you don’t need this fruity breakfast to be vegan, you can add up to 1/2 cup of plain, unsweetened, low fat Greek yogurt as a topping to pair with this low cal fruit salad.
    • Kid Friendly Fruit Salad Recipe: To make this vegan fruit salad for kids, there are a few things you can do
      • Cut the pieces of fruit to be really small and bite sized – perfect for small hands
      • Use your child’s favorite fruits! If you’re trying to introduce something new, add one new fruit among the ones they already know and love
      • Be sure to let the fruit marinate in the honey + orange juice for at least an hour (but longer is better!) to let the natural sweetness of the fruit become even more enhanced.
      • Serve it in a dish they love!

    ❓Recipe FAQs

    Is fruit salad healthy? Is it good to have fruit salad for breakfast?

    Yes! In general, light fruit salad is super healthy, and is a great option for breakfast. As long as you make your fresh fruit salad without a lot of added sugars (honey, syrup, juice, etc), it makes for a super healthy breakfast option.

    Some of the benefits of this breakfast fruit salad are:

    Good Source of Dietary Fiber: This healthy fruit salad has 3 grams of fiber per serving.
    High In Vitamins & Nutrients:
    The fruits we used are high in antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium
    Low Calorie Fruit Salad:
    One serving has only ~120 calories!

    How many calories are in fruit salad?

    Typically, one serving of fruit salad will run anywhere between 100 to 150 calories. This healthy fruit salad with no added sugar has about 120 calories per serving.

    Can you make fruit salad the night before?

    Absolutely! In fact, it will taste even better the next day! To meal prep this breakfast fruit plate, cut all of your fruit and toss it with the honey orange dressing. Place in an airtight container in the fridge. Add your yogurt and any additional toppings right before you’re ready to serve!

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    How do you store fruit salad? How long does fruit salad last?

    Fruit salad is best stored in the fridge in an airtight container. It will last for up to 3-4 days when stored properly. I don’t recommend freezing this healthy fruit salad, as the texture of the fruit will change considerably when you defrost it.

    Easy breakfast fruit salad served in a white bowl, topped with yogurt and mint.

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    Breakfast Fruit Salad

    This easy breakfast fruit salad is sweet, healthy, and is perfect for busy mornings! It’s super versatile – you can use any fruit you like, and it works great as a quick breakfast, a brunch side dish, an afternoon snack, or even a healthy dessert! It’s vegan, gluten free and kid friendly. The best part? It’s ready in less than 15 minutes!

    Prep Time15 mins

    Rest Time1 hr

    Total Time1 hr 15 mins

    Race: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack, snacks

    Kitchen: American, Vegan

    Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Low Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Services: 4 servings

    calories: 119calories

    • Use the freshest, best quality fruit available to you, ideally fruit that’s in season
    • For best results, don’t skip the resting time. Let the mixed fruit sit in the fridge for an hour, to allow the natural sweetness to emerge and for it to chill. The longer the better!
    • If you choose to add banana, add it right before serving. Many fruit salad recipes will have sliced ​​banana as one of the ingredients. You can add banana to this recipe, but I don’t recommend adding it until you’re just ready to serve the salad, as it will get musky and slightly brown as it sits in the fridge.
    • Cut your fruit into similar sized pieces. This will allow each of the fruits to soak up the dressing evenly, and makes it easier to eat.
    • This recipe has only about 3.5 grams of added sugar per serving! The rest of the sugar is natural sugar from the fruit.

    calories: 119calories | Carbohydrates: 28g | protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 313mg | fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g

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