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New Year’s Day Fruits and Serving Them

You know what my usual problem after New Year aside from all the weight I gained? Having too many fruits on my table or in my fridge.

I don’t know about you but my family follows the 12-fruit tradition every New Year. For those who are not familiar with this tradition, they say it brings good fortune to the coming year if you have 12 round fruits on your table.

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The thing is that some of those fruits need to be consumed a day or two after buying. We like eating them fresh and but here are other serving options that are fun and healthy for the fam.

1. Juice it up. Jump in the bandwagon! Cut up some mangoes, pineapple, bananas and squeeze some oranges. Run everything through a blender with low fat yogurt and you got your energy drink for the day.

2. Fruit Salad. Dice up your favorite fruits: Apples, strawberries, mangoes, pineapples, grapes (cut these into halves), bananas, papaya, watermelon, etc. You can even go local by adding some chico, langka (jackfruit) or even mangostene. Mix them all together. Now here’s what you should NOT do. Don’t put cream or sugar. Let the fruits marinate in their natural sugars. I tell it’s better than any fruit cup. You can even throw in some shaved ice for more delight factor.

3. Fruit jelly. I read this from Yummy magazine. Here’s what you do:

Prepare the following:
5 packs of 10grams unflavored gelatin
2 cups of hot water
Diced fruits (I used watermelon, mangoes and pineapple)

Dissolve the gelatin in how water. Pour it in small llanera or ramekins or even muffin pans. Fill it halfway. Chill it in the fridge for 5 mins or until the gelatin is set.
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Arrange the fruits and pour the rest of the gelatin. Chill it.
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Serve chilled and enjoy.

Don’t get fruit fatigue. You can still enjoy your fruits in fun and different ways to serve. πŸ™‚

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4 thoughts on “New Year’s Day Fruits and Serving Them

  1. As usual, great ideas again Mags! Thanks for fruit gelatin recipe!!! You know last Christmas, my long-time angel (and cooking partner) Alona and I laughed at ourselves because we have perfected several complicated dishes but we never get two things right: hard icing and gelatin.

    Now this post solves the latter. As for the former…(fingers drumming) Well, I’ll look forward to it! πŸ˜‰ Happy New Year!!!

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