Make This Your Coolest Summer with Summer Fruits in Mint and Ginger Syrup

 Summer food and healthy food at that. This summer-y fruit salad will cool your hot summer. With gentle spice of ginger and mint syrup, nothing can be cooler than this.

Summer Fruit with Mint and Ginger SyrupOh my, it is summer! Actually, it is suppose to be still spring, but we are bombarded with 96 F heat today and as usual, my son is getting sick as what happens all the time when season changes. My cute little boy is having such a bad asthma attack today,so it is just appropriate to have this fruit summer salad that is filled with nutrients. Blueberries and raspberries for antioxidants, pineapples for vitamin C, melon for Vitamin A and C and for hydration. I do not know what can go wrong with this salad. 

Summer Fruit with Mint and Ginger Syrup


And aside from the nutrients and effective cooling effect of this fruit salad recipe, it has mint and ginger syrup in it too to pep up the fruits’ flavor. I like how the lemon zest and the lemon juice blended with the mint and ginger. And should I talk about the mint smell and how easy it is to make this? With the melon baller, it is a snap. And if  you happen to have no melon baller, you can cut the fruits into small cubes and you are ready.

I promise you, it is a delicious and comforting smell. We all loved it. I hope you will too. Please check these post post also for a quick summer splash: Awesome Orange, Honeydew with Ginger Bits and Chamomile Tea Drink with Honeydew or check the Beverage page.

Summer Fruit with Mint and Ginger Syrup

 

Summer Fruit with Mint and Ginger Syrup

Servings: 8-10 • Serving Size:1 cup • Old Points:3 • Points+: 4• Calories :160• Fat: .5 g • Protein: 1.2g • Carb:41.1 g • Fiber: 3.7 g • Sugar: 34.8 g • Sodium:5 mg

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups fresh blueberries and raspberries
  2. 1 cup watermelon,cantaloupe and honeydew balls
  3. 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple
  4. SYRUP:
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 3/4 cup water
  7. 1/4 cup mint coarsely chopped
  8. 3 tbsp fresh ginger,chopped
  9. juice and zest of 1 lemon or lime

Instructions

  • Combine fruit in a bowl.Set aside.
  • In a small size saucepan, simmer sugar, mint ginger,zest and juice over medium heat until reduced by half -about 10 minutes. Strain syrup over fruit and stir gently to coat. Chill mixture at least 30 minutes before serving.
http://www.theskinnypot.com/summer-fruits-in-mint-and-ginger-syrup/
This recipe was adapted from Cuisine Tonight Magazine

6 comments on “Make This Your Coolest Summer with Summer Fruits in Mint and Ginger Syrup

  1. Look at those vibrant fruits! I hope its summer here 🙂
    I have to do that syrup as I usually am stuck with cream or something citrusy when making fruit salads

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