Stir frying fruit is a quick and healthy way to create mouth watering combinations of sweet flavors in minutes.

Your wok can do so much more than whip up Asian style meals and cook vegetables. It is actually a superb tool to help you eat a healthy, plant-based diet, the perfect way to cook leafy greens and surprisingly, and works really well for making unique stir fried fruit desserts.

Fruit is one of the best sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber. People who eat fruit, as part of an overall healthy diet, have a reduced risk of developing chronic diseases. Our bodies were never designed to be eating processed sugars and refined carbohydrates. The obesity epidemic didn’t happen because people were eating too much fruit; it’s because people are eating too many refined foods that turn into sugar in the body.

I love this recipe because it is simple, delicious and is made with all healthy ingredients. Besides lots of vitamins and fiber, pineapple is loaded with the protein enzyme bromelain, which helps the body to heal. Interesting fact about mangoes, they are the most popular fruit in the world. Mangoes are loaded with vitamin C and gut-benefitting pectin fiber, thereby, protecting against free radical damage.

Extra-virgin coconut oil has many beneficial properties and is both anti-bacterial and anti-microbial. EVCO ( extra-virgin coconut oil ) contains large amounts of triglycerides, protein, antioxidants, and vitamin E. It is also a good source of healthy medium-chain fatty acids, which benefits heart and brain health. I like to use it to stir fry fruit because it works well with high heat and also adds a light coconut flavor.

Stir Fried Pineapple and Mango Recipe

Stir frying fruit is a quick and healthy way to create mouth watering combinations of sweet flavors in minutes.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword basil, coconut oil, ginger, lime, mango, pineapple
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple cored and sliced into 3 long sections and then 5 cross sections.
  • 2 ripe but firm mangoes peeled, pit removed and sliced into 8 pieces each. You can also use firm papaya.
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup loose sliced fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1/2 fresh lime
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Instructions

  1. Heat wok over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil. Swirl to coat wok.
  2. Add ginger and stir-fry 1 minute.
  3. Add pineapple to wok with ginger. Stir-fry over high heat 2-3 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl
  4. Add remaining coconut oil to wok, add mangoes and stir-fry 2-3 minutes. Add basil and lime juice and stir fry 30 seconds more.
  5. Return pineapple to wok and gently combine the fruits, adding slivered almonds.
  6. Place fruit in serving bowl and top with pinch of sea salt.

This recipe is delicious as is, but works well as a topping for sorbet or gelato.

I am a passionate advocate for food as medicine, life navigator and culinary coach. This is my space for sharing what excites, inspires and motivates me to live my best life. It began as a recipe blog for nourishing, simple, weekday meals and has become something much bigger… a guide for vibrant longevity. I am excited to share my knowledge of how daily habits can cumulatively help you to live like you mean it and age like you want to.