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Berry, Pepita and Walnut Brain Booster Fruit Salad Recipe

Vegan Berry, Pepita and Walnut Brain Booster Fruit Salad Recipe

Credit: Adam Guthrie

When you lovingly prepare this beautiful fruit salad, it’s a creative and mindful process. Practising daily mindful actions and eating nutrient-packed brain foods can keep your mind clear and focused.

Serves: 2



  • Sweet Cashew Cream
  • 1 cup cashew nuts, soaked in water overnight, then drained
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½-1 cup water

  • 4 tbsp pepita seeds
  • 4 tbsp walnuts
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 6 strawberries
  • 8 fresh raspberries
  • 1 golden kiwifruit, skin removed & sliced
  • ½ cup bite-sized pieces pawpaw
  • 1 cup bite-sized pieces watermelon
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves, stalks removed
  • Few sprigs purple mizuna leaves, to garnish
  • 6 tbsp sweet cashew cream (recipe above)
  1. Place soaked and drained cashews in high-speed blender with ½-1 cup cold water and 2 tbsp maple syrup and blend to a thick cream.
  2. Place cashew cream into freezer for 30 mins before serving, to thicken.
  3. Place all fruit ingredients decoratively in bowl and add 3 spoonfuls of thickened cashew cream to salad.
  4. Add mizuna leaves delicately to top of salad, then sprinkle with pepitas, walnut pieces and mint leaves.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.