Sparkling Fruit Salad with Avocado

By Amanda Paa – Updated April 23, 2021
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I’m struggling to write this post today, day-dreaming of love as Valentine’s Day is near, and a getaway to Belize with my beau on Monday. A much needed vacation for just the two of us, and I can’t wait to explore and wander with him. With the anticipation, this Sparkling Fruit Salad with Avocado has given me a taste of sunshine, but quite frankly, I’m ready to drink in all those real rays on the beach.

In between packing and tying up lose ends, I’ve picked out a few restaurants I want to check out, Mayan ruins I want to dig into, and a cacao farm that I hope to make my own chocolate bar at. But most of all what I’m looking forward to is being next to him, a tropical drink in hand, feeling grateful for this journey we’ve paved together.

Super Sparklin' Fruit Salad with Avocado + Seeds

Love has so many different looks, definitions…… many times no words do it justice. But what he brings to my life is the most genuine version of love I’ve ever known. And once I was able to start truly loving myself this past year, I was able to give that back to him. I know there’s a lot of talk about this self-love thing, but damnit if it isn’t powerful, and true.

I’m so grateful going to sleep every night knowing that he’s my biggest supporter, best friend, confidante….. And I’d do anything for him, dream big with him, go anywhere with him.

Some day I know we’ll have the hobby farm we’ve talked about for hours on end, but for now we’re off to Belize to make more memories, the kind that last forever. xo

Super Sparklin' Fruit Salad with Avocado + SeedsSuper Sparklin' Fruit Salad with Avocado + Seeds

About this juicy, sparkly, fruit salad – it’s fresh and flavorful, even in the dead of winter. You could make it with any combination really, but I find the zingy punch of the grapefruit segments (I just posted step-by-step photos of how to do that easily) and sweet blueberries to be mighty fine partners. I added avocado for its creaminess, and along with hemp + chia seeds, the three combine in the name of healthy fats. A light drizzle of maple syrup and the crunch from the seeds bring it together, giving it healthy shine and bling. Enjoy, my friends!

*Also, if you want to follow my Belize adventures, you can find me here on instagram, and snapchat as heartbeetkitchn.

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Sparkling Fruit Salad with Avocado

Fresh fruit and avocado combine in the is healthy fruit salad.
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Prep Time :10 minutes
Total Time :10 minutes
Yield: 2
Author: Amanda Paa



  • 1 large grapefruit cut into segmented (here's step-by-step photos
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 small avocado diced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  • Arrange fruit and avocado in two bowls, then drizzle each with 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 tablespoon hemp seeds, and 1 tablespoon chia seeds.
  • Serve cold.

Sparkling Fruit Salad with Avocado & Super Seeds

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  1. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    This is such a sweet post – I hope you and your honey are having an amazing trip! And this salad…what a beauty. Citrus is one of my very favorite things about winter and I love that you’ve added avocado here. xoxo

  2. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    This is such a sweet post, Amanda! Hope you are having a wonderful time in Belize! This is a beautiful salad!

  3. Tessa | Salted Plains

    Ever since I saw your photo of this beautiful salad on Facebook, I couldn’t stop thinking about how good grapefruit and avocado go together!! Yes a million times.

    I am so happy you two will have a warm weather adventure and so glad you have that best friend/supporter you deserve. Enjoy your trip – I can’t wait to hear about it!! <3

    • amandapaa

      it is so good together – i’m wondering why i hadn’t done this sooner! thanks for the well wishes on our trip, looking forward to it. xo

  4. Traci | Vanilla And Bean

    Here’s to spending your life with the man of your dreams, your best friend and confidant. It’s truly a wonderful way to walk on this Journey. And to spend time with your love in Beleze? A dream come true! Hooray for you, Amanda. This makes my heart happy :D both for your story and this delicious fruit salad! Looking forward to seeing/hearing all about your adventures! xo

  5. Megan Keno

    Love this idea, especially that it incorporates avocado! Avocado has so many great health benefits, I’m always looking for new ways to introduce into my meals!

  6. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet

    Enjoy your trip! I’ll be excited to see what you think of Belize! Alex and I have been thinking of going there sometime. :) LOVE this beautiful salad! So fresh, colorful and full of feel-good food! <3

  7. Jennifer Farley

    Belize??? Oh does that sound amazing right now. This salad looks wonderful. I love anything with grapefruit and avocado.

  8. rebecca | DisplacedHousewife

    Gorgeous Amanda!!! I’m loving citrus in salads right now. This looks delicious. xo

    • amandapaa

      thank you rebecca! super refreshing. xo

  9. Alison @ Food by Mars

    Cheers to self-love, vacations in the sun and sparkling salads like this one!! Gorgeous. <3

    • amandapaa

      yes! thanks for stopping by, xo.

  10. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your love. This is such a touching post. And what a gorgeous, nourishing bowl. Safe travels and enjoy!

  11. Marye

    This salad looks wonderful, I am loving the addition of the avocado!

  12. Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom

    Amanda–enjoy every second of your trip! It is the best way to reconnect and stregthen your relationship. I will be jealous, but digging into this fruit salad!

  13. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    A gorgeous afternoon snack! Great presentation!

  14. danielle // rooting the sun

    amanda – instantly my eyes revel in the visual connection between grapefruit, avocado, and grapefruit – how delicious they must be together! happy valentines – love is infinite in both theory and practice. xo

    • amandapaa

      oh, what a sweet comment danielle! i do love this combination, and wish i had known long ago how great avocado is with fruit salad. love to you!