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Jan 21, 2014 06:14 PM

What to do if you don't like many fruits?

I'm trying to eat healthier and really need to consume more fruits. Both my boyfriend and I don't like the texture of many fruits but like the flavor. We thought about buying a juicer but I've heard they are hard to clean and the fruit gets expensive because you have to use a lot of fruit. Then I thought I could make smoothies in the blender instead but not sure how often I'd feel like hearing that loud, humming noise. Any ideas or suggestions?

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  1. Bake or grill fruit to change can add a crumble or pair it with something salty or spicy if those are flavor profiles you like. You can make them into frozen fruit bars or sorbets (sweet or not) or you can use them in frozen yogurt.

    If you want to have juice, buy it already made so you don't have to purchase a ton of fresh fruit. Try to find the types with no added sugar. Use these in smoothies.

    1. Why do you need to consume more fruits? Can you focus on veggies and other foods with similar nutrients?

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      1. re: fldhkybnva

        I just want to eat healthier and thought the main thing lacking from my diet was fruit. I think I will focus more on veggies since I like more of them.

          1. re: conphident1

            The best way to consistently eat more fruits and vegetables is to eat what you like! Veggies are great snacks. Dried fruit and fruit juices are often much higher in calories and missing the fiber (juice) or have added sugars (dried fruits). So just eat the kind of fruit you do like but IMO veggies are much more important.

            1. re: Ttrockwood

              Other than cranberries, I have never seen dried fruit with added sugar, unless it is dolled up with chocolate or other coatings. Certainly not anything I've ever bought, and I use a lot of dried fruit.

                1. re: ohmyyum

                  Dried mango is also available pure

                2. re: greygarious

                  Some of the cheaper brands (store label brands) add sugar to pineapple, mango, kiwis, blueberries etc. and the ever popular "banana chip" which is fried is another to be wary of.

                  1. re: Ttrockwood

                    Trader joe's has great dried fruit.

                    1. re: magiesmom

                      I just polished off the very last of the dried pineapple from TJ's. It was labeled dried baby pineapple. Super chewy, so flavorful. My fav buy from there all year.

          2. Make fruit pie. Or make ice cream with fruit. Or both. And eat together.

            Problem solved.

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              Ummm....not exactly. If the OP is trying to eat healthier, sugar with a smidgen of fruit will make the overall diet less healthy. My answer to the headline: I don't like much fruit, so I don't eat much fruit. I do try to cram down as much salad and vegetable as I can stand.

              1. re: mwhitmore

                I dunno about you but I always feel better after a slice of pie and some ice cream.

                And for me, at least, being healthy is all about feeling better about yourself.

              2. re: ipsedixit

                Great idea, but I have never liked fruit pies or fruit in my ice cream. I made an apple pie one time that I liked but it was likely not good for me lol

              3. Hi. Welcome to Chowhound.
                I'm not fond of many fruits, so I look to vegetables for variety, color and nutrients.
                Whether you choose to juice fresh fruit, or make smoothies in a blender, either machine will make noise. Motors make noise :)
                You could use pre-made smoothies and juices (Bolthouse, Arthurs, Happy Planet, etc.) and discover which flavor combinations you like. Then get a machine which does what you want.

                1. Juicing isn't necessarily healthier- you consumer far more calories and sugar/ carbs in a glass of juice than you do eating a piece of fruit due to the amount it takes to make a glassful and you don't get the health benefits of the fiber in the fruit.

                  Eat what fruits you like and increase your veggie intake if you feel like you aren't eating enough fresh produce- just try to make sure you're eating lots of different colors so you're getting lots of different vitamins.

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                  1. re: weezieduzzit

                    Thanks. I didn't know that but it makes sense. Think I will focus more on vegetables and start trying more I haven't had.