Fresh Fruit Compote
Compotes can be made with a variety of fresh or dried fruits. Fresh fruits that avoid spikes in blood sugar include stoned fruits such as peaches, plums, apricots, and cherries, or berries such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, complemented by citrus fruit such as oranges or tangerines.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 1
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar, as needed
- 1 cup chopped fresh fruit (such as plums, apricots, or peaches)
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
Drizzle the agave nectar on the fruits if they are tart.
Stir in cinnamon and vanilla and enjoy.
Calories: 247 | Fat: 0 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 8 mg | Fiber: 5 g
Benefits of Fresh Fruit
Fresh fruit not only tastes good, it helps fight cancer. Researchers at U.C. Berkeley have shown that eating fresh fruits and vegetables cut the risk of cancer by 50 percent.