Friday, October 7, 2011

Fresh Fruit Salad and Strawberry Smoothie

These fruit salad and smoothie are my favourite for breakfast or snack.  The strawberry season is nearly over so I have been adding blueberry and mango into my fruit salad instead.  By having a glass of smoothies in the morning, it gives me full energy to start the day.  It has been over a month since I have started going to the gym.  I've got my nice legs back and my bum is getting shaped.  But I have put on weight!  My trainer told me that muscle actually weight 5 time more than fat.  Some of my friends started training earlier than me, they all told me that they didn't lose weight but I could see that their figure were toned.  

October is the month for fundraising for breast cancer research.  I'm holding a pink luncheon at my restaurant for the parents at my kids class.  I am busily asking for donations for door prizes and getting people to come along.  The research indicates that 1 in 8 women are affected by breast cancer and early detection and regular examinations help increase survival rate.  For more information on Pink Ribbon Day, please click here.  You may know someone suffer from this terrible disease.  Maybe you would like to hold a fund raising and hopefully this can help to find a cure!
Fresh Fruit Salad

Apple, orange, kiwi fruit, strawberries, passionfruit pulp (or lemon juice)

Cut all fruit except passionfruit into cube, then drizzle passionfruit pulp and stir through.  Serve with yoghurt and toasted muesli.

Strawberry Smoothie
(make 1 tall glass or 2 small glasses)

3/4 cup organic milk
1-2 tablespoon organic yoghurt with wildberry
1 tablespoon honey
4-5 medium strawberries, hulled

Place all ingredients into the blender and blend for 15 seconds.  Pour into glass and serve straight away.



  1. I want some fresh fruits right now! I love strawberry smoothie... looks delicious!

  2. Supergood Strawberry Smoothie dear.Will try ur version soon.

  3. Veronica, your smoothie looks very refreshing. I have never had to try to gain weight. I am always trying to loose it. All the females on my husbands side of the family are breast cancer survivors. They have genetic breast cancer. Thanks for all you do my friend! Keep up the great work!

  4. @Veronica Gantley, I don't think anyone woman like to put on weight even though they are as skinny as a matchstick. Thanks for your encouragement for my fundraising and wish your family with good health after suffering from breast cancer.

  5. I love your fruit salad as well as the smoothie,but everything tastes soooo much better when someone else prepares it for you..haha..Keep up the good work at the gym..You're an inspiration! XO :)

  6. Love both, the fruit salad, and the strawberry smoothie! Yumm:DDD