Orange Joy (Fruit Blend)

Orange Joy (Simple Fruit Blend)

Orange Joy is a simple blend of fruit that can be enjoyed as a snack or dessert, used as a dressing for various types of salads, made into popsicles, sorbets, or ice cream, or included in various recipes from appetizers, to main and side dishes, to desserts and snacks. Below is a video showing how to make Orange Joy, with the written recipe below that. Also, you’ll find a long list of potential ways this simple blend of fruit can be included in your snacks, meals, and recipes.

Enjoy!
Judi

Orange Joy
Makes 1 Generous Serving
This delicious simple blend of only fruit can be used in many ways,
from salad dressings to snacks or desserts, and to adorn many dishes in between.
It’s limited only to your imagination! Jk

1 navel orange, peeled and quartered
½ to 1 cup mango chunks, fresh or frozen

Optional:
1 tsp frozen orange juice concentrate
1 or 2 dates, chopped

Place the orange sections and mango chunks in a small blender or food processor. The amount of mango used will allow you to adjust flavor and consistency based on your taste preferences and application (less mango will make the blend thinner with more orange flavor; more mango will make it thicker with less orange flavor). Add optional ingredients, if desired (orange juice concentrate to bring out more orange flavor and make it slightly more tart, or dates to make it a little sweeter). Blend until the mixture is smooth, or to the desired consistency. Serve or use in any one of the suggested applications listed below.

Suggested uses:
A quick, easy snack
A simple dessert
Dressing for a vegetable salad
Dressing for fruit salad (i.e. bananas, apples, berries, papayas, kiwi, pineapple, plums, grapes)
Dressing for a fennel salad or dish
Dressing for a spinach or green salad
Topping for a grain dish with rice, wild rice, millet, quinoa, or couscous
Topping for cooked parsnips
Topping for cooked carrots
Orange topping for a chocolate dessert
Dip for jicama, and other vegetables or fruit (use about 1 cup mango for a thicker dip)
Dressing for a radicchio salad (to help reduce bitterness)
Topping for roasted butternut or other winter squash
Topping for roasted sweet potatoes
Layered in a parfait with yogurt and fruit, topped with nuts and/or granola
Partially frozen into a sorbet (or mixed with yogurt before freezing for variation)
Coarsely blended into a fruit salsa
Mixed with coconut cream for a dessert (or frozen into ice cream)
Topping for angel food cake
Freeze into popsicles
Use as an ice cream topping (esp. with vanilla ice cream)
Use with cilantro in a smoothie with other fruits and/or greens

Try an orange joy fruit parfait! Here’s a video demo…

 

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