Week Four: Fruit Salad and Smoothie

By Laura Olinger


It’s the easiest way to approach the fruit fast, and a good way to do something different than just apples and bananas. This salad is great because the fruit is not culinary fruit (vs. botanical fruit) and feels substantial and satisfying. The smoothie is a great kick start to the day! Last week’s Banana Ice Cream is also a great addition to this fruit fast!

Mango and Avocado Salad



5 mangos, peeled and diced

4 tomatoes, diced

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced

Juice of one lemon


Combine mangos, tomatoes, and avocado in a large bowl. Top with lemon juice and stir. Enjoy!


This recipe was adapted from Rawvana, found below on YouTube. Her YouTube channel and other social media sites might give you more inspiration during the fruit fast.




Tropical Smoothie



1 banana

1 cup mango, fresh or frozen

1 cup coconut water

Juice of an orange



Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy! This is my favorite smoothie for energy and vitality.