The Best Fruit Bowl Recipe Ever!

The Best Fruit Bowl Recipe Ever!

By Vanessa Palencia

A few years ago, the paleo diet was at its peak in popularity and so many people were obsessed with it. I was one of them. My mom even gifted me a paleo cookbook for Christmas. I was cooking everything that was paleo approved: cauliflower rice, almond flour chocolate chip cookies, and coconut milk whipped cream. However, when I found out about the Whole30 diet. I wanted to take on the challenge. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Whole30, it’s a stricter version of the paleo diet, which didn’t allow you to mix things up to create delectable sweets, like banana pancakes, for 30 days. I know, what a horrible thing!! But that didn’t scare me away from trying it out.

As with most diets, I started off strong and I felt lighter on my feet within the first week. It wasn’t until the 3rd week that I started feeling crabby because when I was craving chocolate during that time of the month, all I could feed myself was fruit. I can’t tell you how many bananas I stuffed my face with. It also probably didn’t help that it was January and all I wanted was a cup of hot chocolate. *tear*

One day, when I was tired of just having bananas, blueberries, or apples to satisfy my sugar craving, I decided to throw everything together.

My first fruit bowl invention consisted of bananas, microwave-warmed apples, raisins, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cinnamon. It was good and did the job, but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for. The next time I decided to have another go at the fruit bowl, I took out the apples and put in almond butter and grapes. If people could actually have heart eyes, then that was me. I was over the moon with what I had created. Over time, I have adapted my fruit bowl by taking out the raisins and adding in the blackberries, which I have found is the best combination of fruits ever. Even my boyfriend, who wasn’t a big fruit-eater before, has come to love my fruit bowls and whips one up himself whenever he is having a craving for sweets. It’s definitely much healthier and fulfilling than if you were to have a donut, so with that in mind, I hope you do enjoy eating it as much as I have enjoyed creating it!


  • Grapes (powerful antioxidants that help remove toxins from the body)

  • Bananas (potassium that helps with good nerves and muscle function)

  • Blackberries (vitamins C and E help to promote healthy skin)

  • Raspberries (high dietary fiber and manganese that aids in weight loss)

  • Strawberries (helps strengthen immune system)

  • Blueberries (high in gallic acid and other phenols to promote healthy brain function)

  • Almond butter (healthy fats and fiber)

  • Cinnamon (lowers blood sugar levels and reduce heart disease)


**Remember you do not want to counteract your healthier food choice with overindulgence, so make sure to keep your total portion size down to just over a normal bowl-sized amount**

Step 1: Wash all the fruit you’re going to use.

Step 2: Slice the bananas and strawberries

Step 3: Add all fruit to bowl.

Step 4: Top off your fruit bowl with 2 -4 spoonfuls of almond butter and finish off with a few               dashes of cinnamon.


Now go and enjoy your new favorite concoction!

Bon Apetit!

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