Glam Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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 I found this healthy recipe in a copy of Heart Insight Magazine. Enjoy!
      Salad Dressing Ingredients:
      3/4 cup 100% cranberry juice
      1 teaspoon cornstarch
      1 tablespoon sugar
      1 teaspoon grated peeled gingerroot
      1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest (optional)
      1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
      Salad Ingredients:
      2 cups cubed watermelon
      1 cup whole strawberries, quartered
      1/2 cup green grapes, halved
      1/2 cup blueberries

DIRECTIONS: In a small saucepan, stir together the juice and cornstarch until the cornstarch dissolves.

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour into a shallow bowl and refrigerate until completely cooled, about 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining dressing ingredients. Meanwhile, arrange the salad ingredients on salad plates. Spoon the dressing on top.

Serves 6; heaping 3/4 cup fruit and 2 tablespoons dressing per serving

Minutes to Prepare: 15 – Minutes to Cook: 10

 
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Fruity Immunity Boosting Smoothie

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Ingredients: 2 cups raw spinach, 3/4 cup orange juice, 3/4 cup water, 1 banana, 1/4 cup carrots, 2 cups strawberries, 1/2 cup blueberries

Method: Blend spinach, orange juice, and water together first. After that is blended and creamy, add the rest of the ingredients and blend for 1 minute.

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 (via Simple Green Smoothies)