Naturally Sweet Summer Recipes Featuring Fresh Fruit
Take advantage of the fresh fruit overflowing at your local farmers markets and grocery stores by making these recipes featuring fresh fruit. There’s more than just desserts and smoothies; we have a fruit-inspired recipe for every time of the day u2014 even dinner! Browse through the more than 60 recipes, or use the directory below.
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| Strawberry Protein Pancakes With Strawberry Cream Sauce
Heart-shaped pancakes shouldn’t be reserved just for special occasions! These feature fresh strawberries in the batter and in the cream sauce, and because they’re made with protein powder, they’re a satisfying and delicious breakfast.
| Raspberry Ginger Lime Chia Jam
Made with fresh raspberries, this chia jam adds a sweet burst of flavor to oatmeal, yogurt, and toast.
| Smoothie Bowl
Smoothies taste even better when they’re in a bowl! Wake up your morning with this recipe for a berry smoothie bowl.
| Banana Oatmeal Crumb Muffins With Avocado
Bake up a batch of these banana oatmeal crumb muffins that also feature avocado to replace butter u2014 hey, it’s technically a fruit, too!
| Banana Blueberry Spinach Pancakes
Smoothie fans will love these pancakes made with pureed banana, blueberries, and spinach.
| Low-Sugar, High-Protein Lemon Raspberry Muffins
What do you do with a freshly picked pint of raspberries? Makes these low-sugar, high-protein lemon raspberry muffins.
| Blueberry Grape Barley Bake
This make-ahead breakfast featuring blueberries and grapes adds natural sweetness without the need for white sugar.
| Banana Strawberry Apple Grape Muffins
As the name suggests, these muffins are naturally sweetened with the goodness of pureed bananas, strawberries, apples, and grapes.
| Chia Pudding With Fresh Mango
For a spin on overnight oats, try this debloating chia pudding topped with fresh mango and pumpkin seeds.
| Banana Smoothie Muffins
Smoothie-lovers will adore this twist on banana muffins that features strawberries (and spinach!). Just 155 calories a muffin.
| Yogurt-Filled Cantaloupe
Juicy and refreshing melon is tasty on its own, but filling up half a cantaloupe with creamy yogurt, berries, and pepitas is even better.
| Apple Ring Oatmeal Pancakes
While chopped apples taste delicious in pancake batter, these apple ring pancakes offer more sweet apple flavor u2014 no maple syrup needed.
| Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal in a Mug
Why didn’t I think of that? Add mashed banana and peanut butter to a pack of instant oatmeal for a creamier consistency.
| Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake
For a quick breakfast you can grab before work, make this apple cinnamon quinoa bake on Sunday night and you’ll have breakfast made for the week.
| Yogurt- and Chia-Covered Frozen Grapes
The classic frozen-grape snack gets a tasty boost in this quick and easy recipe. Dipped in vanilla Greek yogurt and coated with chia seeds, each 10-grape serving is only 52 calories. Aren’t these adorable? If you don’t eat dairy, substitute soy, almond, or coconut milk yogurt.
| 3-Ingredient Protein Balls
Made with just bananas, oats, and protein powder, these vegan protein balls are easy to make and perfect for a quick post-workout snack.
| Watermelon Mango Salsa
Here’s a fresh twist on traditional salsa made with juicy watermelon and mango, perfect to snack on with some tortilla chips or to use as a condiment for veggie burgers and sandwiches.
| Strawberry Banana Creams
Made with a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, these strawberry banana creams are a cinch to whip up; you’ll be amazed this treat is under 150 calories per serving.
| Dried Mango
Save triply on money, calories, and chemicals by making your own homemade chewy treat. This DIY dried mango offers two grams of fiber per 67-calorie serving.
| Pineapple Pickle Salsa
Pickles, pineapple, and pickled jalapeu00f1o might sound like an oddball combination, but the trio in this salsa is surprisingly amazing.
| Mango Red Pepper Salsa
Sweeten up your homemade salsa by adding fresh mango. If you’ve never made your own salsa, it couldn’t be easier u2014 just dice up everything, stir it in a bowl, and allow the flavors to mix and mingle in the fridge. Serve with chips or as a condiment.
| Edamame and Pear Crostinis
Try this crostini featuring pear, fresh mint, Romano cheese, and edamame. These appetizers are packed with protein and zesty, vibrant flavor.
| Banana Almond Bread With Protein
This banana bread is made with protein powder and soy yogurt, so each slice offers over eight grams of protein.
| Dried Cantaloupe
Dried cantaloupe is chewy, sweet, and similar to the flavor and texture of dried mango. But it’s much easier to make since one cantaloupe yields so much more flesh, is less slippery to work with, and has an easy peel to remove.
| Baked Cinnamon Banana Chips
With some quick prep and a few hours on a lazy afternoon at home, you can make your own banana chips to save on dough and added sugars. These irresistible, sweet little gems are seasoned with cinnamon to satisfy sugar cravings, and the addictive chewiness might have you devouring the entire 150-calorie batch.
| Chocolate-Covered Banana Almond Butter Bites
Made with only four ingredients, these chocolate-covered banana almond butter bites are dairy-free and delicious!
| Watermelon Strawberry Mint Popsicles
These low-calorie watermelon strawberry mint popsicles are sweet, refreshing, and, with only three ingredients, a cinch to make.
| Frozen Yogurt Cupcakes
Made with Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, and bananas, these frozen yogurt cupcakes are low in calories, fat, and cholesterol, and are lusciously sweet and smooth.
| Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream
At 150 calories, this vegan ice cream is made with just frozen bananas and peanut butter.
| Protein-Packed Vegan Ice Cream
Made with frozen bananas and strawberries, this protein-packed vegan ice cream is perfect for after a long, hot workout.
| Watermelon Cake
Much healthier than regular cake, this watermelon cake is covered with whipped cream, almonds, and fresh berries.
| Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
All you need are cherries and bananas to make this 126-calorie cherry chocolate chip ice cream.
| Apple-Filled Muffins
Craving apple pie? These muffins are filled with soft and cinnamony apple pie filling and are completely dairy-free!
| Mango Ice Cream
Sweet and tropical, this mango ice cream is made without a drop of dairy.
| Chocolate Almond Quinoa Stuffed Strawberries
These strawberry bites are filled with a chocolaty mashed banana-quinoa mixture and topped with chopped raw almonds, so they’re packed with rich flavor as well as fiber and protein.
| Vitamin-Packed Watermelon Granita
Skip the artificial colors and sugars and make this all-natural shaved ice from watermelon.
| Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
Say hello to a simple and delicious chocolaty treat made with only three ingredients.
| Peanut Butter Banana Smudgies
These smudgies made with bananas, peanut butter, and graham crackers are a healthier version if you’re craving an ice cream sandwich.
| Single-Serving Banana Bread
Craving banana bread but you don’t want to bake up an entire loaf? This single serving of banana bread is made in the microwave.
| No-Bake Brownies
You won’t believe that these fudgy brownies are vegan. Made with banana, applesauce, and dates, these are the perfect treat to bring to a party.
| DIY Frozen Otter Pops
With fresh fruits and juices, this is a healthy alternative to sugar-laden popsicles, and with a ton of great flavor combinations, the possibilities really are endless when thinking up your kaleidoscope of rainbow-colored pops.
| Coconut-Blueberry Cookie Bars
For the Paleo followers out there, bake up a batch of these coconut-blueberry cookie bars when you’re craving something sweet. Each bar offers almost four grams of protein.
| Vegan Banana (Spinach) Ice Cream
Looks like pistachio ice cream, right? The green hue actually comes from a touch of spinach, but you’d never taste it over the bananas, mango, and pineapple.
| Frozen Banana Pops
Such a simple treat, just put banana on a popsicle stick, cover with soy yogurt and chocolate chips, and freeze. Each two-stick serving is 150 calories.
| Chocolate-Mousse-Filled Strawberries
Would you believe these strawberries are filled with velvety chocolate mousse that’s vegan?
| Pineapple Blueberry Salad With Lemon Chia Seed Dressing
This flat-belly salad features debloating pineapple, blueberries, and avocado.
| Watermelon Caprese Salad
Add chunks of juicy watermelon to your tomato-basil caprese salad, and the flavor combination is out of this world.
| Watermelon Taco
These meat-free tacos are made with watermelon! Sounds so yummy.
| Ginger Tofu Watermelon Bowl Salad
Bored with your usual salad? Serve it in a watermelon bowl! As a bonus, the veggies in this salad are mixed with juicy cubes of fresh watermelon and drizzled with freshly made watermelon balsamic vinaigrette.
| Watermelon Gazpacho
Here’s a fruity twist on gazpacho made with watermelon and blueberries.
| Flat-Belly Smoothie
All the ingredients in this flat-belly smoothie