Last week the northeast experienced temperatures that mimicked summer… in the middle of February.
While deeply concerning, it was also seriously enjoyable.
I don’t know if you’re like me, but when that sort of thing happens, my mind and body get all confused. I don’t know whether to be happy to be outside or concerned for the state of our planet and feeling them both at the same time doesn’t feel possible. My body, forget it. I feel like I have a cold and sinuses and allergies and I just know it’s because of the ping-ponging weather patterns.
Luckily, this week’s Meatless Monday feature addresses each of these concerns.
For one, look at it! It’s the happiest fruit salad on Earth. The bright colors of the fruit look like a rainbow. I immediately thought of Skittles when I made this salad and love the fact that it is much healthier than those little balls of (admittedly delicious) sugar. The salad and its colors celebrate spring and summer being right around the corner.
It also addresses the concern for the planet by being entirely meat-free. Factory farming of meat is a huge cause of environmental destruction. By lowering the demand of meat, vegetarians are lowering the amount of destruction caused. For more facts about vegetarianism, click here!
As far as the body goes, fruit is healthy and will support your immune system, plus honey, which is used in the dressing, is used all over the world to fight colds. Bonus: locally produced honey is effective at warding off the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Ready to get started?
You’re going to need…
- 1 pound strawberries
- 2 mangoes
- 2 bananas
- 4 kiwis
- 12 ounces blueberries
- 2 tablespoons honey
- the juice of 1 lime
- Rinse the strawberries and blueberries.
- Prepare the fruit by peeling the kiwis, bananas and mangoes, slicing them into small pieces.
- Quarter the strawberries.
- Toss the fruit together in a large bowl.
- To prepare the dressing, mix together the honey and lime juice. Toss with fruit and enjoy!
My husband is a big fan of this fruit salad, and as the spring gets closer, I’m sure I’ll be making it more. What do you think? Will you be giving this fruit salad a shot?