May 30, 2009

Ambrosia



Ambrosia is a creamy fruit salad traditionally made with pineapple, coconut, fruit cocktail, heavy cream and walnuts. Heaven! Here is my skinnier version without all the fat.

I have been craving this for weeks and couldn't wait to make it, I used fresh berries and fresh pineapple and replaced the heavy cream with cool whip light. A perfect summertime dessert to serve at a backyard barbecue.

Skinny Ambrosia Salad
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

Servings: 11 Serving Size: 1 cup Old Points: 3 pts Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 163.2 • Fat: 7.2 g • Protein: 1.6 • Carb: 25.9 g • Fiber: 3 g • Sugar: 14 g
Sodium 13.2 mg   


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1.5 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 8 oz cool whip light

Directions: 

Combine fruit with cream, coconut, and marshmallows. Chill for 2 hours and serve. Top with nuts.

28 comments :

  1. Great way to end any meal!

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  2. oohh I wish I had some of this right NOW! YUM!

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  3. GREAT VERSION!!!! this is perfect for me: for some odd reason, ambrosias are part of our traditional holiday menu, so I know I'll be putting this bad boy tot he test soon!
    Thanks Gina!

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  4. A friend just hipped me to your great site. I'm a vegan and I'm always looking for interesting recipes. Just one thing I must point out--the Skinny Ambrosia Salad is not vegan (not even vegetarian, in fact). Marshmallows are made with gelatin, which is an animal product. Vegan marshmallows are out there, but they are not widely available, so I'd caution your vegan and veggie readers they will have to seek them out if they want to try this dish.

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  5. @Steve, thanks for letting me know that! I had no idea.

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  6. Delicious Gina! I never ate this but I will soon, it looks so great!

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  7. I just started WW today and I am so grateful for your site. Thank you for posting all of these amazing recipes; it makes me very positive that I can succeed on WW.

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  8. @NewWW - Good for you!! Hope to see you back!

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  9. I CAME UPON YOUR WEB SITE WHILE LOOKING FOR WEIGHT WATCHER DESSERT RECIPES.
    I HAVE BEEN BROWSING THESE PAGES FOR OVER AN HOUR.
    WHAT A WONDER SITE.
    THANK YOU AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

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  10. Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes. This is the very first time I have seen recipes that made me want to get to goal. Can't thank you enough for all the hard work you have put into this site. I subscribed only three days ago and I'm so addicted.

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  11. Wow! I just came upon this site and I'm so happy. You have recipes that look great and are easy to make. I belong to weight watchers and I think their cook books have recipes I wouldn't try because they call for off the wall ingredients. Not true with yours these are awesome! Thanks and keep up the great work.

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  12. That's great, glad you found me! I've never had a Weight Watchers cook book, but others have mentioned the same thing. What kind of ingredients are you talking about?

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  13. This was grea!!! I made small changes...not a walnut fan but the kids loved and it was just what I was looking for when searching for a light version of ambrosia salad!!! I love your site and come to it often to get ideas when I need to shake up my daily menus...I have lost 63 lbs so far and you help keep it interesting.

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  14. I love ambrosia! Glad the kids liked it, this has always been a favorite of mine, even as a kid. Great for the summer!

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  15. Tried this last night and really liked it! Had leftovers today and drizzled a little bit of honey on top which tasted yummy too.

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  16. I love ambrosia!! I've been craving it this month, thanks for leaving a comment. I think I'll treat myself again!

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  17. Hi Gina! Can you update the points plus on this recipe? I can't wait to try it :)

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  18. Hey, just wondering if you could post the new points + for this recipe, looks fantastic but can't figure out the new point + value. Thanks Gina!

    K

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  19. Would Greek yogurt be a good substitution for the cool whip?

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  20. oh and also just wondering do you have any recipes for fourth of july coming up? I would really love to bring something delicious yet healthy to our family get together? Thanks!

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  21. Never tried it with Greek yogurt, let me know how it turns out if you do.

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  22. ok, I feel like an idiot asking this one... I see that the berries and pineapple are fresh... does that mean the mandarin oranges are canned?? And if so, do I drain them first? I couldn't find fresh in my local market so I'm confused. Thanks.

    Shari

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    1. yes, the mandarin oranges are canned and drained.

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  23. oh god. I can't wait to have it. oh help me :-)

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  24. This was wonderful! Great as breakfast too!

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  25. Love love love love this!!!!!!!!!!!

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