Cool, juicy and taste-bud tingling fruit is a must on those lazy, hazy days in summer - especially for keeping the kids topped up and hydrated. It’s refreshing, full of goodness - and trying out different fun-filled recipes for a garden picnic or late afternoon snack is a great way to spend family time together during the school holidays.

This summer, we’ve put our thinking caps on as well as our chef hats, to bring you a collection of Bright Ideas that will get everyone’s creative juices flowing in the kitchen - and get some fruit inside the kids in a fun way. You can find handy tear-off recipe sheets alongside our fresh fruit in your nearest store, or shop online and add all the ingredients you need to your basket at the same time.

1. Berry and Yoghurt Smoothie

Tantalise everybody’s taste buds with this delicious, creamy summer smoothie - it’ll satisfy a sweet tooth, but help you and the little ones on the way to your 5-a-day at the same time.

 

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2. Lemon Sorbet Cups

Try something new with this fun, tangy treat. The light, tangy sorbet served in zingy frozen lemons make for a refreshing summer dessert, so they’re just the treat for a BBQ get-together or simply as a frozen fruity snack to help the kids cool off.

 

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3. Watermelon and Honey Stack

This is a great one to try with the kids during their school holidays. Sweet, crisp melon meets sticky honey with a sour kick of lime that should keep them happy (and quiet) for a while.

 

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4. Citrus Salad with Seed and Nut Crunch

The sharp citrus, creamy fromage frais and sweet nut and seed crunch works well as a light and fresh breakfast or dessert dish.Get the kids involved with the drizzling and sprinkling.

 

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5. Toffee Banana Split

A deliciously hot, sweet and gooey dessert that kids (and kids at heart) will love. The vanilla ice cream cuts through the rich toffee sauce give a great contrast of flavours for a summer dessert that’ll go down a treat.

 

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