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Fruit Soup

I love fresh fruit. You just feel better when you eat good, fresh food. Don’t you think? This fruit soup was so refreshing when we had been working hard in the hot sun all day. Nice and light but still pretty filling. This would be perfect for a summer side dish or just a nice snack. This simple recipe is a great way to involve your little ones in the kitchen. They can help you prep the fruit and add it to the bowl once you’ve sliced it. If you have kids that are a little bit older they can help you stir it all together. You just want to be careful not to stir it too much if you’ve added any softer fruits like bananas.  You could use whatever fruit you have on hand but make sure to let it chill in the refrigerator before serving. It wont thicken up, but it’s much better cold. We chose to leave the peels on our apples to keep more of the nutrients  and to add a little bit more color to the dish but you can peel your apples if you’d prefer or to make it more kid friendly.

What Is Tapioca?

Tapioca is a starch that comes from the cassava plant.

Tapioca pearls are commonly used to make tapioca pudding and bubble teas. 

Tapioca is also used as a thickener.

Is Mandarin Orange Good During Pregnancy?

Mandarin oranges are helpful for pregnant women and their babies.

Mandarin oranges are a great source of the B-vitamin complex, such as folate or folic acid.

Folic acid helps red blood cell formation in prenatal babies.

Can You Eat Bananas That Have Black Speckles?

The black speckles on a banana skin are an indication the the banana is very ripe.

You can eat bananas with black speckles as long as the inside banana hasn’t turned brown too.

Very dark speckled or even black skin bananas are still good for cooking in breads and cookies

Fruit Soup

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Fruit Soup

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoon tapioca minute
  • 1 Can oranges Mandarin
  • 2-3 bananas
  • 1 quart peaches
  • strawberries


  • Boil water, sugar and minute tapioca together until tapioca is clear, stirring constantly for a smooth texture.
  • Pour into a big jar & add 6 oz frozen OJ and 2 1/2 C water.
  • Stir.
  • Add 1 can Mandarin oranges, drained, 2-3 bananas-sliced, 1 quart peaches sliced & any number of strawberries.
Nutrition Facts
Fruit Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 661mg19%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 809IU16%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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