Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Banilla Dipping Sauce from The Kid’s Daily Plate

I’m sharing with you a recipe from my e-cookbook The Kid’s Daily Plate today for two reasons:

  1. It is currently Gay Pride Week, and I wanted to show my support for the LGBTQ community by posting a recipe that mirrors the rainbow flag. #loveislove #lovewins
  2. These skewers are a fun way to get your kids to eat a colorful array of healthy produce.

My kids devour a wide variety of fruit at an alarmingly fast rate, but I know some kids are hesitant to venture past their comfort zone of one or two different kinds. These skewers feature a rainbow of fruits with a naturally sweetened dipping sauce on the side, which will hopefully motivate even the pickiest of eaters to try something new.

 

Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Banilla Dipping Sauce from The Kid’s Daily Plate

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 0 miutes

Ingredients (varies)

    Ingredients for the skewers:

    • Hulled strawberries or raspberries, preferably organic
    • Cubed peeled mango or cantaloupe
    • Cubed peeled pineapple (or pineapple canned in 100% juice) or peeled sliced banana
    • Peeled & sliced kiwifruit, preferably organic
    • Blueberries, preferably organic
    • Purple grapes, preferably organic

    Ingredients for the banilla dipping sauce:

    • 1 peeled very ripe banana
    • 2 Tbsp milk, preferably organic
    • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, any fat percentage, preferably organic
    • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

    Instructions

    Instructions for the skewers:

    Carefully thread the fruit onto wooden skewers or chopsticks in the order listed to make a rainbow pattern.

    Serve with banilla dipping sauce (recipe follows).

    Instructions for banilla dipping sauce:

    Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend/process until very smooth.

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    Blueberry Dragon Fruit Frosé (frozen wine slushie)

    Although as a kid I always chose ice cream over slushies, and as an adult I always choose margaritas on the rocks over the frozen variety, I’m currently crushing hard on wine slushies. A boozy fruity treat that cools you off and is super fun to drink… what’s not to love?!

    I started off with my current favorite rosé wine, which is dry (I’m not a fan of sweet wines) and moderately priced. Feel free to use whatever rosé you prefer.

    To the chilled wine, I added some frozen blueberries and a couple of these frozen pitaya dragon fruit packs. If you’ve never heard about, seen, or tried dragon fruit, let this recipe be your reason to do so! Naturally a vibrant hot pink color, and delicious without being cloyingly sweet, dragon fruit is a great addition to smoothies, and – as it turns out – wine slushies.

    Blend up the three ingredients, and you’re rewarded with this gorgeous beverage:

    Happy unofficial start to summer!

     

     

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    Blueberry Dragon Fruit Frosé (frozen wine slushie)

    by Lauren Zembron

    Prep Time: 2 minutes

    Cook Time: 0 minutes

    Ingredients (2 servings)

    • 2 cups dry rosé wine, chilled
    • 2 (3.5 oz) packs frozen dragon fruit (pitaya) puree, preferably organic
    • 2 cups frozen blueberries, preferably organic

    Instructions

    Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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