Recipe 1# Friendly fruit salad

So after re-discovering the list of fruits that heal and identifying that some of the fruits were particulalry good for you generally, and good for crohnie’s particularly, I thought I would share some recipes.

This fruit salad can be served as a breakfast, snack, starter or dessert. You could also whizz it up into a smoothie if you wanted to.

I generally make a really large bowl of fruit salad and keep it in the fridge for everyone to dip into for breakfast and snacking. If you do this, you need to add some juice to the fruit and keep it covered. Doing this really helps motivate me to eat more fruit as I don’t have to prepare it every time. I was inspired by the lovely fruit salad bars that you get in hotels that look so tempting.

You need:

  • 1 cantaloupe melon
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 1 glass of orange juice
  • 12 mint leaves (omit the mint if you don’t like the flavour – my kids aren’t keen on melon and mint)


  • a large bowl
  • melon baller
  • knife
  • chopping board


Cut the melons in half and remove the seeds. Use the melon baller to remove the flesh, straight into the bowl. If you don’t have a melon baller, slice and cube the melon flesh.

Wash the  mint leaves and then ‘chiffonade’ them. This means fold the leaves up and then slice them thinly. If they look a bit big for your tastes, chop them until they are small enough for you.

Scatter the mint on the melon. Serve immediately.

If you would like to keep the fruit salad, then mix a glass of orange juice in with the melon and refrigerate.


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