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Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe with Granola

Best healthy fruit recipes

Published: January 11, 2022 at 5:32 pm
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Fruit is a key element of any nourishing, antioxidant rich diet. Discover some of our favourite ways to use sweet and vibrant produce such as blueberries, raspberries, apples and pomegranate

Discover some of our favourite healthy fruits and delicious ways to include them into your everyday diet. Or, if you'd like to see our top vegetable picks, check out our best healthy veg collection or our best health trends. For a healthy start to the day, check out our high-fibre breakfast recipes and healthy oat recipes, or for summer inspiration check out our healthy summer recipes. For healthy baking inspiration, check out sugar-free baking recipes.

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Our top healthy fruit recipes

1. Blueberries

Blueberries are low in calories, while still being high in fibre, vitamin C and vitamin K. In particular, their high antioxidant content supports heart health and brain function.

Try this vibrant blueberry smoothie bowl with crunchy granola, blueberries and shaved coconut for an antioxidant-rich vegan brunch.

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe with Granola

2. Raspberries

Low in carbs and rich in fibre, raspberries provide over 50% of your daily vitamin C, while also having a positive effect on your blood sugar.

Start your morning with this quick chocolate & raspberry quinoa porridge, packed full of goodness. It’s easy to make a batch for the rest of the week.

Bowl of chocolate quinoa porridge topped with raspberries and coconut shavings

3. Apples

Apples are rich in fibre and polyphenols. When cooked, apples release extra pectin, a type of soluble fibre that is especially beneficial for the body’s digestive and detoxification processes, while also being a source of food for the friendly bacteria in your gut.

Make your salad so much more exciting with thinly sliced cauliflower florets, cubed apples, raisins, toasted walnuts and a quick mustard dressing.

A cauliflower salad with parsley and apple cubes

4. Bananas

Bananas can benefit your heart and digestive health, thanks to their fibre and antioxidant profile. Due to their easily digested carb content, bananas also make a fantastic snack to fuel before and/or replenish after a workout.

These healthy banana pancakes are dairy-free and gluten-free, as well as being low in calories. Using just three ingredients, they are super quick to whip up – the peanut butter makes them sturdy so they’re easy to flip.

Healthy Banana Pancakes Recipe

5. Avocado

Avocadoes are an exceptionally nutritious fruit, containing an abundance of heart healthy monounsaturated fats. Just half an avocado offers 10% of your daily potassium and 30% of your daily B6, while also providing vitamin C, E and B5 – great for those experiencing a lot of stress.

Avocados make salad dressings and ice creams super-creamy, so why not put them in a pasta sauce? This avocado fusilli pasta is a great way of using up overly ripe avocados.

Avocado and Spinach Fusilli in Two Bowls

6. Pomegranate

Pomegranates have an impressive nutrient profile, offering a plethora of fibre, vitamins, minerals and healthy plant compounds, while also providing a healthy dose of natural sweetness to your favourite dishes.

Most Middle Eastern nations seem to have a recipe with smoked aubergine– with meat to every kind of vegetable and even fruit. Try out this simple yet flavoursome smoked aubergine, pepper and walnut salad with crunchy pomegranate seeds served with flatbreads.

Smoked Aubergine Salad Recipe with Pomegranates

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Tracey Raye is the health editor for olive and BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in personalised nutrition. She is passionate about harnessing the power of all things health and well-being in a way that enhances, rather than limits, our lives. She covers our nourishing recipes and collections, oversees our health strategy and stays adrift of the latest health and lifestyle trends in order to bring you the tools and inspiration you need to find what health means for you.

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