Honey Lime Fruit Salad

Fruit is an important component of an athlete’s diet. Simple carbs are used by your body quickly, while complex carbs such as bread, pasta, and rice take longer to break down and convert into energy. As a rule of thumb, I try to eat a piece of fruit at breakfast, as it gives my body a quick burst of energy while my bacon and eggs digest.

I keep my fruit bowl stocked with bananas, oranges, and apples on a regular basis. I also love strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple. This fruit salad only takes ten minutes to prepare on Sundays, and is perfect to eat first thing in the morning for the next few days. Sometimes I’ll just eat the fruit plain, but for an extra few minutes, it’s well worth it to add the honey lime dressing. Not only is it extra tasty, but the honey adds another simple sugar that’s easy for your body to convert into energy.

Give this a shot for breakfasts, lunches, snacks, or pre-workout meals. You won’t be disappointed.

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

Serves 8
Prep time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 lime
  • 2lb strawberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 2 cups green grapes

Directions

Step 1
In a medium bowl, whisk together the juice of the lime and the honey.
Step 2
Wash all the fruit and add the strawberries (cut into quarters), blueberries and grapes.
Step 3
Mix well and chill.
  1. brian left a comment on May 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    this reminds me of one of my favorite summer fruit salads, aptly named “yogurt fruit salad”

    ingredients:

    2 apples
    1 small container blueberries
    1 pound strawberries
    1 pear
    2 cups greek vanilla yogurt
    2tbsp cinnamon
    1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (60% or higher)

    instructions:

    dice apple, pear and strawberry–leave blueberries whole. toss in your dark chocolate chips as well.

    in another bowl, measure out your 2 cups greek vanilla yogurt and throw cinnamon in. stir until cinnamon is mixed throughout. toss fruit/chocolate chip mixture into yogurt bowl and, using a spatula, fold fruit and yogurt together until you’ve got a nice layer throughout. add cinnamon/more yogurt/chocolate chips as you please. as well, if it’s too heavy on yogurt, add another diced apple or more strawberries.

    this is by far my favorite pre-workout/breakfast add-on and dessert of the summer.

    • The Strength Agenda left a comment on May 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      This sounds awesome. I’ll have to give it a shot soon!

  2. DanG left a comment on May 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Made this today with strawberries, blackberries, and red grapes. The honey lime dressing is great, I’ll be using that in the future.

    • The Strength Agenda left a comment on May 8, 2013 at 11:38 am

      Dan, that sounds awesome. Glad you liked it!

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