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Recipe: Ambrosia with coconut and toasted almonds

Recipe: Ambrosia with coconut and toasted almonds

Ambrosia with coconut and toasted almonds — one of many healthy recipes from Mayo Clinic.

This Southern classic is pretty and refreshing for dessert or as a snack. The bananas and oranges provide 45 milligrams of vitamin C — more than 75 percent of your daily needs for the vitamin.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Transfer immediately to a plate to cool. Add the coconut to the sheet and bake, stirring often, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer immediately to a plate to cool.

In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, oranges, apples, banana and sherry. Toss gently to mix well. Divide the fruit mixture evenly among individual bowls. Sprinkle evenly with the toasted almonds and coconut and garnish with the mint. Serve immediately.


Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 small pineapple, cubed
  • 5 oranges, segmented
  • 2 red apples, cored and diced
  • 1 banana, halved lengthwise, peeled and sliced crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons cream sherry
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish

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Dairy 
Fats 
Fruits
Grains 
Meat 
Nuts_Seeds_Drybeans
Sweets 
Vegetables 
Diabetes
Fats
Freefoods 
Fruits1.5 
Meat 
Milk 
NonStarchyVegetables 
Starches 
Sweets 
HWP
Carbs 
Fats
Protein Dairy 
Sweets 
Vegetables 
NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories146 
Carbohydrate26 g 
Cholesterol0 mg 
Fiber4 g 
Monounsaturatedfat1 g 
Potassium 
Protein2 g 
Saturatedfat1 g 
ServingsizeAbout 1 cup 
Sodium1 mg 
TotalFat4 g 

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