This is a very simple fruit salad to make, and unusual. It does take a few minutes to separate the grapefruit segments, but it's worth the effort. If you would prefer a smoothie for breakfast instead, simply add all the ingredients, except for the pomegranate seeds, and whizz them together, with the cashew nuts. You can leave the water and ice cubes out of the smoothie. Just be aware that the grapefruit does add a slightly tart flavor to both the salad and the smoothie, but it's a very potent anti-aging fruit, which is why I add it to a lot of fruit salads and smoothies! Both ways, it will be a tasty and refreshing start to a glowing day. The salad or smoothie should serve two, unless you are ravenous in the morning.
1 large pink grapefruit, segments removed (or simply peeled if you are making the smoothie)
1 large red apple, grated or julienned with a mandolin – or chopped up, pips removed, if making the smoothie
1 large red dragon fruit, peeled and cut into chunks
1 small bunch red, seedless grapes
1 pomegranate, peeled with seeds separated from the pith
Combine all the fruit in a large bowl, and serve with the cashew cream OR combine the fruit (except for the pomegranate seeds) and the cashew nuts (without the water or ice cubes) and half a banana, and whizz all together to make a smoothie.
Cashew nut cream
½ cup raw cashew nuts
¼ cup ice cold water
2 or 3 ice cubes
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
Simply blend all the cream ingredients together in a powerful blender, until smooth and creamy, and serve a dollop over each serve of fruit salad.
Serve fruit in bowls, or large glasses, with cream and a sprinkle of the pomegranate seeds over the top. Serve the smoothie with the pomegranate seeds sprinkled over the top too. Enjoy!