Muesli-Nut Fruit Salad

Light and refreshing, yet hearty and satisfying as well!

Fruit salad:
1/2 cantaloupe, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 apple, peeled, cored and cut into bite-size pieces
1 mango, peeled and cut into chunks
1 banana, thinkly sliced
2 peaches, coarsely chopped
5 strawberries, fresh or frozen, cut in slices
1 kiwi, sliced
Grapes, to amount desired

Muesli-Nut topping:
1/4 C quick or regular oats
1/4 C cashews, almonds, pecans or walnuts
2-4 Tbsp unsweetened, shredded coconut
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 C raisins, dried blueberries or dates (optional)

Tofu whipped cream:
1- 10-oz container tofu, soft
2 Tbsp canola oil or olive oil
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Put all tofu whipped cream ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Chill until served.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the fruit.

In a food processor, combine the oats, nuts, coconut and sesame seeds. Process with on/off turns until coarsely ground. Do not overprocess or the mixture will become a paste. Sprinkle over the fruit. 

Stir in the raisins, dates, dried blueberries or dried fruit of choice. Serve topped with the tofu whipped cream.

Servings: 2

Submitted by Tyli Kyle

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