The Nutrition Professor’s Original Cherry and Orange Sweet Treat
After a long run a few weeks ago, I created a fruit salad that was so delicious, I had to share it! Don’t be fooled by the simplicity, as this is a wonderful example of synergism at work. Each component compliments the others and they culminate in a flavor and texture party! These dynamic whole foods will fuel your body and protect your cells, all while satisfying your sweet tooth!
4 oranges, peeled and diced small, keep as much juice as possible in the bowl
1 cup of cherries, pitted and diced (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup walnuts, raw or lightly toasted and coarsely chopped
Combine the orange and cherries in a large bowl. If you can stand it, wait a few minutes before eating to let flavors merry. Mix in the walnuts just before serving and savor every bite! Store any leftovers in the fridge.
Nutrition Info (for 1/4 of recipe) – 134 kcalories, 5 g fat, 23 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein, 16 mcg Vit A, 48 mcg folate, 355 mg potassium, 0 mg of sodium, 65 mg calcium, 29 mg of magnesium
Read my newspaper article about cherries that featured this recipe!