From the White Lotus Kitchen

Mad for Spring Fruit Medley


The day's light is lengthening. We have sprung forward. The coming season is arriving and bringing with it that anticipatory, upwelling of energy. The possibility of renewal is in the signs of the crocus and the narcissus blooming above the thaw and in the budding brightness of new leaves. What a great time to dive into a different morning mix, or anytime treat.

I have truly gone mad for blending multiple kinds of sweet-tart berries now returning to our farmer's markets mixed with the winter crunch and pucker of a good Granny Smith. It's the perfect winter-spring cusp combination in this fabulous fruit salad. There is also the flavor and texture contrast of pecans and dried tart Montmorency cherries, and even a healthy fat option to round out this beautiful indulgence. Then there's a sweet-tart drizzle to send you over the top.

Here's hoping for a hint of spring in your life, and that you too will go crazy for this insanely delicious medley brimming over in your favorite bowl.

Granny Smith apple
dried, tart cherries
avocado (optional--avo is a fruit, y'know)

yogurt, sour cream or crème fresh (optional)

Place a handful of cleaned blueberries, raspberries and strawberries in your favorite bowl. Cut 1/2 of a Granny Smith apple into small chunks and add to the berries. If avo sounds good to you, then cut 1/4 of a just ripe avocado into small cubes and include in your mix. Add a light sprinkling of dried cherries and pecans to your medley.

For the drizzle, squeeze the juice of a fresh lime into a bowl or ramekin. Add 1 teaspoon of honey and stir until the honey is dissolved. Drizzle lightly onto your mix and gently toss.

If desiring a dairy or non-dairy addition, mix in 1 tablespoon of your preferred yogurt, sour cream or crème fresh to the lime and honey mix. Stir, drizzle and gently toss.