Ambrosia Fruit Salad Dessert
Grandma's Raw Vegan Recipe

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  • 19 Minutes
  • Serves 3
  • Easy
  • No Heat
Ambrosia Fruit Salad Dessert

Recipe's Ingredients

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4 medium Nectarines
2 medium Grapefruit
1 cup chopped Pineapple - Fresh
1/4 cup grated Coconut
For Vegan Cream
Coconut Cream

Nutritional information for Ambrosia Fruit Salad Dessert

Satured Fat

This recipe is older than me, but I have preserved it due to its special taste and flavors. This Ambrosia fruit salad has grapefruits, nectarines, pineapple, and grated coconut.

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Steps for Ambrosia Fruit Salad Dessert

10 Minutes

Prepare the vegan cream

Place the can of coconut cream into your refrigerator and leave it 12 hours. When you want to prepare the cream, take it out without shaking. The cream part has separated from the water and risen to the top, scoop it out. Starting at slow speed with a mixer, gradually increase speed until you achieve a whipped cream consistency. Done!

4 Minutes

Prepare the fruits

Peel the nectarines, grapefruits and pineapple. Section and slice the nectarines and grapefruits, and chop the pineapple.

5 Minutes

Mix them

Mix the grapefruits, nectarines, pineapple and grated coconut in two serving bowls. Reserve 2 Tablespoons of coconut and add the vegan cream. Sprinkle on top of each bowl 1 tablespoon of coconut. Enjoy!

Additional Info for Ambrosia Fruit Salad Dessert


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My grandmother had a vegan grandma’ who was a great dessert cook (maybe from there I took the cooking skills). She prepared this Ambrosia fruit salad in many ways, but stopped at these 4 ingredients, perfectly balanced and healthy

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About the dessert recipe

Every time I have some mandarins, oranges, grapefruits or all of them, I cannot think to another better recipe than Ambrosia fruit salad. It is so simple to prepare and the taste is awesome. Apart from citrus fruits, the recipe also contains pineapple and coconut, giving a special and exotic flavor. Some cooks are using also marshmallows, but my great-grandmother didn’t. You’ll love it, trust me! 


History of Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Below I’ll show you the myths for the Ambrosia fruit salad, but the truth is Americans were the first who have invented the first recipe and the name was taken from Greek history.

As per Wikipedia, in the ancient Greek myths, ambrosia (meaning “immortality”) is the food or drink of the Greek gods, often depicted as conferring longevity or immortality upon whoever consumed it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus by doves and served by either Hebe or Ganymede at the heavenly feast. Ambrosia is sometimes depicted in ancient art as distributed by a nymph labeled with that name and a nurse of Dionysus. In the myth of Lycurgus, the king attacked Ambrosia and Dionysus’ entourage, causing the god to drive Lycurgus insane.



Variation for a more complex Ambrosia salad dessert

Besides the citrus fruits and pineapple, for more flavor add some maraschino cherries, bananas, strawberries, and crushed pecans. This will give more taste to this dessert, but the salad will have too many fruits and your taste buds will not be able to distinguish one from another. Some people love this, some are not! Another Ambrosia Salad variation can also include mayonnaise, whipped cream, yogurt, or pudding, making from it an irresistible dessert but with a cost… the desert will be less healthy.



Vegan Ambrosia Fruit Salad Dessert

Due to its fruit-only ingredients, this recipe can be made by vegan or vegetarian persons, being a delicious dessert and full of flavor. You can also add cherries, bananas, strawberries if you want more nutrition diversity. Vegan Ambrosia Fruit Salad is one of the most recommended desserts for vegan thanksgiving dinners.



Health Benefits for Ambrosia Fruit Salad

My great-grandmother’s recipe is full of health benefits, with vitamins such as Potassium, Thiamine, Folate, Magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, folic acid, vitamin K, Lutein, Beta-carotene, Manganese, Copper, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Riboflavin, Zinc, and Calcium. As for body health, the Ambrosia fruit salad is loaded with antioxidants, ease digestion, reduce the risk of cancer, boosts immunity, ease symptoms of arthritis, has anti-diabetic properties, aids weight loss, regulates blood pressure levels, promotes appetite control, reduces the risk of kidney stones, and is very hydrating. Well, there is more to it, but I have written only the most important health and body benefits.



Can Ambrosia fruit salad help with Weight-Loss?

Maybe you’ve been looking for desserts that can be eaten and don’t affect your body weight, right? But what if I told you that Ambrosia fruit salad is a dessert that really helps you lose weight, not just maintaining it? Yeah, there are a lot of questions, but it is true… the Ambrosia fruit salad will help you lose weight, a lot! Above this section you can see the health benefits and between them is also “aids weight loss”. That’s because of the PRO weight loss ingredients! Remember, only this recipe will help you in this matter, I’m not speaking about any other Ambrosia salad you see on the internet! Ok?



Dessert for Thanksgiving Dinner

Ambrosia fruit salad can be put on the table for Thanksgiving Dinner, even if you have a traditional dinner or a vegan or vegetarian one. To make the most of it, add on every bowl with salad some whipped cream.


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Susan Anne Dale

Hello there, I’m Susan Anne Dale | Mother, Wife, Cook, Entrepreneur. I do not remember exactly when I started to cook, but now I cannot imagine life without the magic of this wonderful art. I hope you will enjoy my recipes written in a modern cooking style.

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