Healthy Fruit Salad Recipe

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This healthy fruit salad recipe takes creamy fruit salad and makes it healthier by using yogurt for its creamy base rather than cream cheese and whipped topping. It's light, fresh, delicious, and so much better for you.

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If you're looking for a fruit salad that's packed with flavor and not calories, then I've got just the thing for you! This easy, delicious fruit salad recipe is loaded with flavor and has substantially fewer calories than traditional fruit salad.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a few simple ingredients.
  • It's incredibly easy to make.
  • It's a lighter version of traditional fruit salad that's still so full of flavor.

Top Tip

Fold your fruit gently into the yogurt so you don't mash up your beautiful berries.

Closeup shot of bowlful of healthy fruit salad.

Ingredients

All you need for this recipe is fresh berries, mini marshmallows, and yogurt. That's it! Be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.

  • Hulled and sliced strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Vanilla yogurt
Overhead shot of healthy fruit salad recipe ingredients in individual bowls on table

Instructions

It only takes a few minutes of prep and a little mixing to make this delicious healthy fruit salad recipe. You'll be in and out of the kitchen in no time! The highlights are here, but you'll find the exact instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.

1: Gently stir the fruit and marshmallows together.

Closeup overhead shot of strawberries, raspberries, blackberrie, and blueberries.

2: Stir in the yogurt and serve.

Closeup overhead shot of yogurt on top of mixed berries

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use your favorite cut-up fruit for this recipe. They all work.
  • Try adding chopped nuts to the mix for more flavor.
  • You can use any vanilla yogurt you like for this recipe.

Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
Bowlful of healthy fruit salad with another bowl of fruit salad in background.

Storage

Refrigerator: Store for up to 2 days in an air-tight container.

Freezer: This recipe doesn't freeze well.

Make Ahead: This healthy fruit salad recipe is best when served fresh.

What to Serve with Fruit Salad

This fruit salad makes a delicious, light, and fresh dessert after any meal, but it's particularly at home when served at cookouts, barbecues, and the like.

Tips:

  • Be gentle when mixing the berries and marshmallows together.
  • Be equally gentled when mixing the yogurt into the berries so you don't smush your berries.
  • Don't wash and prep your berries until just before you're ready to make the salad.
Closeup shot of spoonful of healthy fruit salad.

FAQ

What is fruit salad?

Fruit salad is an umbrella term for several kinds of mixed-fruit dishes. They are made with various fruits that are served in a liquid of their own juices or syrup. These salads can also be made by folding fruits into a sweet, creamy base - usually made with cream cheese and whipped topping.

Why do berries mold so quickly?

Berries have a high moisture content and thin skin. They also all have mold spores on them from simply growing. If the berries are exposed to too much moisture, those spores will grow quickly.

How do you keep berries fresher longer?

Store the berries in a container lined with paper towels. Then place them in layers separated by paper towels and leave the lid of the container ajar for adequate air flow.

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Yield: 8 servings

Healthy Fruit Salad

Healthy Fruit Salad

This healthy fruit salad recipe is full of delicious berries, mini marshmallows, and yogurt for its creamy base. It's a summertime hit!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir fruit and marshmallows together.  
  2. Just before serving, stir in yogurt.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 84Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 25mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 3gSugar 13gProtein 2g

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One Comment

  1. Hey Tanille, Loved your Pins on Pinterest.
    I knew instantly that I had to reach out to you.

    Love this refreshing fruit salad recipe by the way. I think it will be great to make it during summer.
    I love the uniqueness of it, adding that mini cute marshmallow is clever. When your food looks good, you crave it even more!

    Keep sharing!

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