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Paleo Ambrosia or “Fruit Gumbo”

Paleo Ambrosia or “Fruit Gumbo”

The food of the gods indeed! This paleo ambrosia or “fruit gumbo” is an interesting variation on the traditional fruit salad, usually containing distinctive ingredients like pineapple, marshmallows, and coconut. On the paleo diet, this healthy recipe has been a favorite of mine. I have some on the side with breakfast, I eat it as a snack, or I enjoy it as a side dish with lunch or dinner.

On the paleo diet it’s important to consume as many fruits and veggies as you can. The bigger the variety, the better—so this is truly a paleo dish. (Of course you can leave out the marshmallows and honey to make it as paleo as possible.)

This recipe comes from my friend L.D. Sledge. It’s the perfect springtime or summertime treat. It will stay good for 3 to 4 days, but it will probably disappear before then! Top it with my Paleo Whipped Cream Coconut Alternative and it might just be all gone by the end of the first day!

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Paleo Ambrosia or “Fruit Gumbo”

  • Author: L.D. Sledge

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The food of the gods indeed! Ambrosia is an interesting variation on the traditional fruit salad, usually containing distinctive ingredients like pineapple, marshmallows, and coconut. On the paleo diet, this recipe has been a favorite of mine. I have some on the side with breakfast, eat it as a snack, or enjoy it as a side dish with lunch or dinner.


Ingredients

  • CUT UP THE FOLLOWING:
  • Oranges
  • Pineapples
  • Granny Smith apples
  • Grapefruit
  • Banana
  • Walnuts
  • Sliced almonds
  • Sliced pecans
  • OPTIONAL: Tiny marshmallows
  • Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut “Cream” (not coconut milk).
  • Honey
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut (you can use sweetened if you don’t mind sugar or may omit the shredded coconut entirely)

Instructions

  1. Combine your fruit, nuts and marshmallows, if using.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of honey per can of coconut cream.
  3. Mix lots of coconut cream into your fruit.
  4. Add lots of shredded coconut and gently fold in to blend.
  5. Top with my Whipped Coconut Cream Alternative.
  6. Enjoy!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Turbin

About Tina Turbin

I'm a cookbook-collecting, recipe-developing paleo junkie, and I live in the kitchen. I'm hooked on farmers' markets, traveling, eating healthy, and hiking until my legs scream at me. There's nothing better than hanging out with family and good friends. I have fun and sleeping is just plain boring. Read more About Tina Turbin.

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