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How to Make Fruity Christmas Tree

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019
Written by Live Life Get Active
Category: Nutrition

Merry Christmas!

This week we have a fruity Christmas tree that can be used as a refreshing (as well as nutritious) addition to the Christmas table. Also, it looks super impressive…in a rustic kind of way.

Constructing this Christmas tree is a fun activity for the kids to get involved in!

 

Follow our step by step instructions below to create your own Fruity Christmas Tree Masterpiece!

What you will need:

The tree base:

  • 1 medium sized apple
  • 1 medium sized carrot (the straighter the better)

The decorations:

approx. 3 cups of mixed fruit

We used:

  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • mango
  • kiwi fruit
  • grapes

Tools:

  • toothpicks
  • star shaped cookie cutter

Instructions

The Tree Base

  1. slice off the thicker end of the carrot just enough so it is flat.
  2. cut a toothpick in half and insert the pointy end into center of the sliced carrot.
  3. slice the bottom off the apple just enough so it sits flat on a surface.
  4. slice the top off the apple just enough so it is flat, then place the carrot on top of the apple, digging the toothpick into the centre of the apple.

The Star

  1. use a mango or any type of melon
  2. slice your fruit of choice about 2cm thick – make sure the slice is big enough for your star cookie cutter to fit over.
  3. press the cookie cutter into the fruit slice

Wallah, you have your star!

Decorating the Tree

  1. chop all fruit into small pieces (approx. 2cm x 2cm), you may need to chop smaller pieces as you make your way up the carrot.
  2. if using strawberries, chop off the ends (you may need to chop more off as you make your way up the carrot).
  3. cut a bunch of toothpicks in half – keep the ends with the point only.
  4. cut another bunch of toothpicks about 1/3rd of the way up (you will need shorter sticks as you go up the carrot) – make sure you keep the ends with the point only.
  5. insert the longer toothpicks around the apple, approx. 1.5cm away from each other.
  6. do the same with the carrot using the shorter toothpicks.
  7. start plunging the fruit onto the toothpicks, evenly distributing the colours.
  8. once you have made your way around the tree, you can fill in any of the gaps by inserting more toothpicks and smaller pieces of fruit.
  9. insert your star into the tip of the carrot using a toothpick.

Wallah you have your edible Christmas tree!

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