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Get tutti frutti! 5 Fun ways to add more fruit to your diet

Text: Nicola Davidson; Photography: Getty Images

Get tutti frutti! 5 Fun ways to add more fruit to your diet

Fruit is nature’s candy, and a delicious way of taking in essential nutrients such as vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and fibre. While it’s true that fruit does contain sugar, and should be eaten moderately, a regular helping of your favourite apples, grapes, pears, bananas, oranges and more can help to reduce your risk of chronic disease. So how do you get enough fruit into your daily diet without overindulging? Take a look.

Breakfast bowls 

Jazz up your morning oatmeal with a handful of berries, or some sliced banana or apple. Grate fresh coconut over, add a small drizzle of honey, serve and enjoy! 

Fruit smoothies 

No time for meals? Blitz one or two of your favourite fruits with some ice, milk or coconut milk and drink up

Summery salsa 

Add extra flavour to mealtimes with a tangy tropical salsa. Dice up some pineapple or mango, add some herbs, red onion and a touch of chilli, and you’ll have the perfect accompaniment for fish or braaied chicken.

Stew surprise 

Stews, curries and casseroles lend themselves perfectly to a pop of fruity flavour. Throw in a handful of raisins, or finely chop some dried apricots or peaches and enjoy an extra depth of deliciousness with every mouthful. 

Salad toppers 

Salads are just as yummy with a sprinkle of fruit as well as vegetables. Choose from popular options like strawberries with a balsamic glaze, freshly sliced peaches, pears or grapes, chopped pineapple or raisins, too, then top with a tangy, fat-free dressing for a plateful of yum!

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