Recipe: Painted Fruit


From the Vitality Food Feature ‘BOOST YOUR METABOLISM THIS FALL‘.

This is a fun and delicious way to serve fruit for breakfast. Spirulina is one of nature’s most powerful superfoods. It contains a highly digestible form of complete protein and various minerals that boost the immune system to fight off bacteria and viruses. When the fruit is added to the sauce and mixed with the salad, it looks like it has been painted rich green.  (Makes 4 servings)


  • 4 cups Northern Fruit (apple, pear, plum, peach, or berries)
  • 1 tsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup nut or seed butter
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey or coconut nectar
  • 2 Tbsp apple juice
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Additional energy boosts:
  • 1 tsp bee pollen, coconut flakes, or maca powder
  • 1 tsp lemon flavoured fish oil or hemp oil
  1. Cut up the fruit into cubes and mix together in a bowl.
  2. Squeeze lemon or lime juice over the fruit to protect it from oxidation.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend together the nut butter, honey or coconut nectar, apple juice, spirulina, and hemp.
  4. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg, and combine.
  5. Pour over fruit and mix.
  6. Top with a sprinkle of bee pollen, coconut or maca powder, if desired.

Julie Daniluk, RHN: Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation & Slimming Meals That Heal. Her 3rd book, Hot Detox, was on the Canadian Bestseller’s list for 11 weeks in 2017 and is already in its second printing. Julie is finishing her 4th book due for release in September 2021 by Penguin/Random House Canada. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. Over the past 10 years the show has aired in 78 countries and in 11 different languages. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. She is in her 10th season as a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show. Check out more information at and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram @juliedaniluk

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