Orange Fluff Fruit Salad

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Sometimes the simplest of dessert recipes are the ones that end up making their way into our hearts like this delicious Orange Fluff recipe. This orange fluff recipe is a cool and creamy fruit salad loaded with mandarin oranges that will instantly pick you up and may even remind you of your childhood days when you gorged on those orange popsicles. With just as little as seven ingredients, this delectable orange fluff dessert is like a splash of refreshing citrus flavor bursting in your mouth. This recipe is one of the best quick no bake desserts ideal for picnic and potluck or even for tea time or brunch. Citrus flavor desserts whether orange or lemon flavor has a great way of striking that excellent balance between sweet and tart and leave you craving for more. The marshmallows add to the taste and the creaminess as well. Did you know that marshmallows contain practically no fat? However, they are high in carbohydrates. Back in the day, marshmallows were commonly used for medicinal purposes to treat the common cold and sore throat.

Aside from the taste, there is a right amount of nutrition present in this recipe that comes from the goodness of shredded coconut. Coconut flakes give out a great nutty flavor when added to dessert recipes. They also promote healthy nutrients like lauric acid to your system with properties that are antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. As a healthier option, you can choose the unsweetened coconut instead of the sweetened one. You can find unsweetened coconut at any health food store or make a batch in your kitchen by throwing coconut bits into a blender or a coffee grinder and blend them until you get a coarse texture. Oranges are low in calories with no saturated fats or cholesterol and make for a great snack anytime during the day. The nutritional value of oranges mainly comes from vitamin C and potassium. They're rich in antioxidants and vitamins that help in boosting your immune system. Additionally, oranges also reduce the risks of cancer, improve skin and support heart health. Using real oranges in baking goods is a great way of eating more tangerines in your daily intake.

If you’re don't prefer or like the taste of cottage cheese, you can, replace it with other kinds of cheese like ricotta, cream cheese or even Greek yoghurt for a slightly healthier version. A better option for ‘Cool Whip’ in this recipe is to use heavy whipping cream combined with the cane or organic sugar. For more firmness, add a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding when you’re beating the cream. Combining instant vanilla pudding stops the thin texture in the whipping cream making it firm which is what you want in this recipe. You can also add condensed milk with organic whipping cream or try beating cream cheese together with sugar. Along with mandarin oranges, you can add other kinds of fruit to this dessert like strawberries, kiwis or peaches. For an extra dash of orange flavor use a few drops of pure orange extract. The possibilities are endless!

Thank you to Amber at Dessert Now Dinner Later recipe blog for sharing this sweet and tangy orange fluff recipe with us. Do visit Amber’s blog for more quick dessert recipes that are easy on your budget but taste fantastic. This orange fluff recipe is one-of-a-kind because it’s a popular dessert, the kind that grandma makes. It’s going to tickle your palate in a new way so don’t be surprised if you go for a second helping. Treat your loved ones to this tangy dessert today!

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