Other than fruit drinks, another summertime favorite is fresh fruit smoothies. Other than tasting delicious and being a great cool drink in the hot summer, fruit smoothies are a nourishing treat. Fruit smoothies provide essential vitamins and minerals that a healthy body needs.
Depending on the fruits you use, smoothies can contain good amounts of vitamin C, potassium, folate, manganese, beta carotene, antioxidents and phytonutrients. Fruit smoothies also contain fiber which helps to slow digestion and helps to control blood sugar and lower cholesterol. Some people use smoothies as a meal replacement when trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. When eaten in moderation smoothies also make a great snack. We recommend consulting with your physician before making them a regular part of your diet.
To make a smoothie you will need a blender, fresh fruit, and a base. The base can be water, milk or yogurt. Adding milk or yogurt to your smoothie can be good for your bones as it will help you to meet the recommended calcium intake numbers.
Sweet, tart, juicy, memorable and visually appealing are just a few reasons that people love to give and receive a fresh fruit bouquet. Whether it’s for a birthday gift idea, congratulations or a housewarming gift, fruit bouquets are a welcoming present for almost any occasion. We’ve compiled several questions and answers about the understated fruit bouquet:
How many calories are in the average fruit bouquet?
Since, all fruit bouquets are created using different types of fruits in a variety of sizes, edible bouquets do not have an average caloric value.
What is the recipe for a fresh fruit bouquet?
Although grapes, strawberries, apples, cantaloupes, honeydew melon and oranges are the usual elements of a fruit bouquet, there is not an exact recipe for creating a fruit bouquet. Creativity and personal preference are definitely in play.
Which online gift store is known for creating fresh fruit bouquets?
The Internet is a treasure trove of gift stores, many of which sell fruit bouquets. However, when it comes to creating a fresh fruit bouquet, Edible Arrangements™ is one company known for and trusted in selling and delivering fresh fruit gifts all over the globe. We suggest finding a local option as this will typically get you the freshest bouquet possible.
Are fruit bouquets made of organic fruit?
Not all fruit bouquets are made of organic fruit. While some fresh fruit bouquets contain organic pieces of fruit, it depends on the retailer. At Harry and David’s, the pears used to create the fruit baskets are organically grown at the company’s Riviera orchard.
Are fruit bouquets high in fructose?
As for giving a birthday present or housewarming gift, is it better to create a homemade fresh fruit bouquet or buy one?
The fruit bouquet is a highly appreciated gift, regardless if it’s a diy project or purchased online, fresh fruit bouquets are endearing whatever the occasion.
What better way to curb the heat of summer than with a nice cold fruity drink? Drinks with fresh fruit in them are wonderfully refreshing. Fruit drinks are especially great in the summer as they are a healthy alternative to soda. Plus, they’re colorful and just plain fun!
You can, of course, purchase pre-packaged fruit drinks from companies such as Naked Juice, or you can create them from scratch at home. There are numerous recipes available online or you can create your own recipe.
Check out the links below to discover or perhaps, inspire your newest favorite summer drink.
Martha’s Pineapple Papaya Juice
Mixed Fruit Explosion
Refreshing Cucumber Lemonade
Sparkling Fruit Punch
Sparkling Peach Punch
Watermelon Lemonade with Kiwi Splash
Dear Edible Fruit,
I need some relationship advice. I met Kai in a class we were both in and we seem to have made a connection. Her birthday is coming up and I’d like to ask her to go on a date with me. I’d like to get her an appropriate gift to offer when I ask her out and to serve as a birthday gift. The problem is I need to find something appropriate that isn’t too personal or over the top, I don’t want to scare her off. Do you think a fruit bouquet is appropriate?
Needing Fast Fruit Bouquet Advice
It sounds like you’ve given this date request some serious thought and it is very sweet of you to consider offering Kai a gift when asking her out on a date. You are wise to avoid an overly personal gift as this could be a turn off to a girl not expecting it.
Without knowing Kai’s personality or much about the relationship that you’ve already developed, we think a fruit bouquet would be a wonderful gift to give for her birthday / date request. Not only is a fruit bouquet beautiful, it is delicious and healthy and will most likely be a bit out of the ordinary for her to receive. We think it would make a great and lasting impression on her, creating a memory that she will not soon forget.
If you’ve decided to give a fruit bouquet you will need to consider how much you want to spend, how big of a fruit bouquet you’ll want to give, where you’ll purchase the fruit bouquet and if you’ll be delivering it personally. You definitely want to make sure it’s a fresh bouquet so consider the timing of when it will be made, when you’ll pick it up and when you’ll deliver it. You might also do some investigating to make sure she’ll be home before you stop by. Read up on some more fruit bouquet purchasing tips for more help.
We wish you the best and hope she says yes to the date!
If you have a question that you think we might be able to help you with, please contact us.
Whether you are buying a fruit bouquet as a house warming gift, a birthday present or whatever the special occasion might be, consider the recipient’s fruit preferences, your budget and the necessary delivery time for buying and selecting a fruit bouquet gift.
Start with a budget in mind. Most edible fruit bouquets start at $20 and can cost as much as $200. These more expensive fruit gifts are typically large sized fruit bouquets ideal for parties and other celebrations.
Next, consider the recipient’s eating habits, for example, do they enjoy eating fruit? Prior to giving a fruit bouquet, make sure that the person does not suffer from food restrictions such as allergic reactions to citrus fruits or digestive issues such as diverticulitis which may have some people avoiding seedy foods. In situations where food restrictions are in play simply search for and select fruit bouquets based on which items are included in the arrangement so you can avoid these food issues.
If the recipient is on a weight loss diet, a fresh fruit bouquet is an appropriate edible alternative to sweets such as chocolate. Ideal for the dieter or nutritious conscious, Edible Arrangements® has a reputation for creating magnificent fruit bouquets crafted from fresh fruit and provide more nutritional sustenance than some of the other fruit bouquet companies.
Also, remember some people prefer the taste of dried fruit over freshly picked goods. Harry and David, a fruit bouquet purveyor, vends edible fruit baskets made of organic pears, handpicked from the company’s Riviera Pear Orchard. Unlike other companies, where fruit bouquets are made of the freshest fruit of the day, the pear is the only fresh fruit in Harry and David’s gift baskets. Other goodies include dried fruit, nuts and candy.
Edible Arrangements usually delivers a fruit bouquet within 48-hours. However, Harry and David’s delivery has a sliding scale of shipment options. For those who live or work in close proximity to an Edible Arrangements location, delivery is free when you place your order by phone and pick it up at the store. Contact other vendors directly for their shipping and delivery policies.