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I'm thinking of trying fruit salad for breakfast, does anyone here have that? How do you find it makes you feel in the morning? does it give you energy? keep you full for a while?

What can I add/what do you add to a breakfast fruit salad to give you some protein? I have read protein is good to have in each meal, so it would be good to add it to fruit salad.

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I've tried on various occasions to eat only fruit until noon... I definitely see the value in it, but it makes me feel a little spacey. Something I love with fruit, especially strawberries, is homemade raw almond milk. This is a good basic recipe.

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Sunflower seeds?

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chopped walnuts or pecans
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cashews? you could make a cashew cream to mix in with the fruit, it would probably be heavenly! use soaked cashews, a little bit of coconut oil, a bit of lemon juice, and a little honey (probably optional, try it both ways to see what works for you). blend until creamy and feel free to add water to get it to the desired consistentcy!

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Here are some great protein sources we add to fruit salads:

Chia seed
Nuts
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds
Sesame seeds
Hemp seed
Oats
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Walnuts, granolla.

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we always keep a jar in the freezer with ground flax, almond and sometimes wheat germ in it. we use it on our fruit, in smoothies, etc. plus, you can add some grated coconut to it.

i definitely second the chia seeds. i need a bit more than just fruit and a bit of chia seeds soaked in rice milk or almond milk, with a drop or two of stevia or some agave is heavenly!

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slivered almonds.:

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Toasted walnuts.
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Hemp seeds, scoop of almond butter, glass on non-dairy beverage, hummus

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Instead of the whole fruit, you could take the fruit and blend it into a green smoothie (banana, pineapple, peaches, spinach, orange, water)...the greens have lots of protein, and it's more bio-available than other forms. Add spirulina for an additional protein boost...or hemp protein powder. For more info, check out the green smoothie section of my blog.

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you can get unsweetened soy yogurt fyi

coconut milk and or coconut milk yogurt

you could make a creamy tofu "dressing"

nuts seeds
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This sounds crazy but....butter beans. With the outer skins taken off, and soaked overnight in OJ or similar, they are creamy-yum in a fruit salad.
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This sounds crazy but....butter beans. With the outer skins taken off, and soaked overnight in OJ or similar, they are creamy-yum in a fruit salad.
Not so crazy. White beans of all sorts are used in Japanese confections as a creamy base. Actually, sweetened adzuki beans are tasty with fruit. I make my own by cooking the beans first, then simmering w/ a little honey or sugar until the beans have absorbed the sweetener.

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how about adding some cooked quinua to it?
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yogurt and honey dressing
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I love unsweetened soy yogurt (specifically Wildwood brand) with chopped or frozen fruits in it.

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