The Best Ambrosia Salad You Will Ever Make

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When it comes to making fun dessert recipes for family gatherings this is The Best Ambrosia Salad You Will Ever Make. This recipe is beautifully put together using multiple different fruits that give it wonderful flavors and textures. The sweet taste of fruits combined with the creamy texture of yogurt and marshmallows make this dessert fun to indulge. It is also a unique way of serving fruits and sneaking some of their health benefits into your family’s wellness. Eating healthy is easy if you know how to put simple dessert recipes together using fruits. In a typical Ambrosia salad recipe, there is a lot of cream cheese added, but this recipe uses just vanilla yogurt to cut down the calories. You’ll be happy to know that this recipe has a good amount of protein from the yogurt as well as vitamins from the fruits. Some brands of vanilla yogurt have added sugar in them. You might want to take that into account and use the one with no added sugar, for instance, using plain Greek yogurt is way more beneficial with fewer calories. Since there are marshmallows added to the salad the subtly sweetness of fruits and marshmallows might be just the thing you need in a fruit salad recipe.

Keep in mind that, seasonal fruits are easy on your budget to incorporate into this recipe. Fresh fruits are always healthier than eating canned fruits because of the preservatives. For extra deliciousness and nutrition, add a handful of toasted nuts like almonds, buttered pecans, Brazil nuts, cashews etc. You can even add healthy seeds like sunflower seeds, chia, hemp, pumpkin, or flax seeds. Try adding raisins, cranberries or Goji berries in this fruit salad recipe for natural sweetness. You can season it with cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice. Add a dash of cocoa or dark chocolate chips into this enjoyable fruit salad recipe. You can add the ingredients of your choice and try out many creative variations to making cool dessert recipes like this one, even more, fun. A good vegan or lactose-free alternative for yogurt is coconut cream whipped with sugar, or you can also try vegan coconut ice cream. Cultured coconut milk is also a good alternative because of its thick Greek yogurt like texture. Make it interesting for kids using fun ideas like a rainbow coloured theme of fruit salad. This will not only encourage kids to eat healthier but also make healthy eating fun.

In place of Cool Whip topping, you can also beat together heavy whipping cream and cane sugar at home to make it taste similar but a lot healthier substitute. While it is alright to consume readymade whipped topping in moderation, it is also good to be informed that there are so many unwanted preservatives that might not be suitable for everyone if consumed in excess. To make the homemade whipped cream extra firm, add a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding if you want. Adding instant vanilla pudding to the cream changes its texture a bit better and prevents it from getting runny in recipes that call for Cool Whip or Whipped Topping. Making healthier choices by eating real foods in the place of packaged foods is imperative to enjoying a lasting health.

Thank you to Holly at the Life in the Lofthouse recipe blog for sharing this Best Ambrosia Salad recipe with us. Do visit Holly’s blog for more fun dessert recipes for all occasions including the holidays. This healthy Ambrosia salad recipe is easy to make and tastes excellent for everyone likes in the family. Make this fruit delight today!

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